Conference Tips for Newbies

I’ve just booked my flights for the Romance Writers of Australia national conference in Melbourne in August. I adore the conference as it’s three or four days of living, breathing and talking romance and writing with like-minded people. It’s such a supportive environment and I always come away with new friends, new inspiration and a refreshed enthusiasm for all things …

Sing like there’s no one watching

All right I confess, I love to sing. Now I’m not saying I’m very good at it, but I do like to belt out a good tune. This was demonstrated last Sunday. It was a gorgeous, sunny autumn day and I was in my car, alone, driving to see a friend when Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars) came …

I Am Woman – Hear Me Roar

I’ve been watching comedian Judith Lucy’s “Judith Lucy is All Woman” documentary series over the last month or so and I’ve enjoyed seeing how women’s roles have changed over the last fifty years. I won’t get into the nitty gritty here, but I did want to focus on the new version of Helen Reddy’s song, “I Am Woman” that they …

Promo – A.K. Leigh: See Her Run

Today’s promo book is by A.K. Leigh, another Momentum Author. I must say it does sound exciting, and the two roses on the cover are lovely! You can run from everything except your past. Diana King has moved to Smithfield, North Carolina to start fresh. With a new look, a new address and a new name, she’s hoping to begin a …

Why I won’t survive a zombie apocalypse

If the zombie apocalypse ever happens, I’m a goner. When life gets down to survival of the fittest there are three things everyone needs: food, water and shelter. Although I’m reasonably smart, have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and reckon I could outrun any of those monsters, I would fail in one monumental way. Food. You see my …

Survivor: Submission Island – My call story

As an aspiring author I used to love reading about how other authors got ‘The Call’ – that phone call or email when a publisher tells you they want to buy your book. The one thing I learnt reading all of these stories is that the path to publication can be so different. Mine was no exception. In 2013 the …

Promo – Amanda Bridgeman: Aurora Centralis

I’m excited to be part of the Aurora Centralis Official Blog Tour. Aurora Centralis is book 4 in the bestselling Aurora series and the author, Amanda Bridgeman, is a West Australian author like me. She’s also published by my publisher, Momentum. When we discovered we both lived in Perth, we met for coffee and had a great time chatting about …

Best Childhood Game

I must admit the wedding I went to on the weekend has put me into a reminiscing mood. I was watching all my cousins’ children running around and it reminded me of doing the exact same thing when I was their age. It also made me remember one of my absolute favourite games, which was a slightly different version of …

The joy of weddings

I love weddings. I guess coming from a romance author it’s really no surprise, but I was reminded of the joy of weddings on the weekend when I attended my cousin’s wedding.  So the main reasons why I’m so enamoured with the tradition are: It’s a happy celebration – the promise of a future together It’s a family reunion It’s …

Promo – All That Sparkles

I’m so excited to show off my new cover! All That Sparkles is Book 2 in The Texan Quartet and it comes out on 23 April 2015. In actual fact I’m just finishing the copy-edits for it right now. Imogen Fontaine is living every girl’s dream. She is a fashion designer for her family’s haute couture label, lives in a …