Rambling, writing

The Curse of the Naked Man Chest

Recently, I was email chatting with someone who is far more successful an author than I currently am. We got to talking about my covers and the comment I received was: “While they’re far from bad I do think it’s an area you might need to make improvements in. Take a look at the covers… Continue reading The Curse of the Naked Man Chest

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Release Day – A Perfectly Paranormal Valentine

It’s here! Getting an anthology together is all about teamwork and its been so much fun to be part of this particular team. Georgia, Leisl, Marnie and Helen are fantastic women and it’s been a joy to chat over zoom (I mean, hold a meeting) and co-ordinate our efforts to bring this book to joyous… Continue reading Release Day – A Perfectly Paranormal Valentine

Rambling

Streamlining

Welcome to 2021! I know it’s been a while since we spoke, but new year, new start and all that, right? One of the first things I do with the new year - and I know I’m not alone - is to select a word of the year. If you don’t know what this is,… Continue reading Streamlining

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Seeing Off September

Well, I’d like to say it’s been a week, but really... it’s been a month. It’s been a few months. I know all you fellow Melbournians feel me, here. Anyway, in the spirit of sharing being caring, I thought I’d put in a (surprisingly pictorial) wrap of the end of September, 2020. Because... well, why… Continue reading Seeing Off September

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Spicing Things Up

I like a challenge. Particularly one that will help me hone my skills as an author, and force me to try things I might not otherwise consider. For me, the biggest challenge I face in my writing is length. (Heh, heh.) Keeping a novel under 150,000 words is a constant mix of tiptoeing, editing and… Continue reading Spicing Things Up

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Watching The World Go By

Happy Sunday morning from chilly Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Or maybe we’re in Antarctica? It’s certainly been cold enough for that recently. I’m typing this in my pyjamas, with a hot cup of tea in a thermos, trying to ignore the zombie-apocalypse climate so that I can hopefully string a few words together. Tomorrow the kids… Continue reading Watching The World Go By

Rambling, Sorcery and Sandstorms, The Weaver’s War, writing

Chilling with Renee Dahlia

Today, I’m over on Renee Dahlia’s blog doing a fun little interview about the birth of Sorcery and Sandstorms, what makes me tick, and why ice cream should never go in a piñata. Hanging out with cool author peeps (virtually and in person) is an amazing side effect of being an author and one that,… Continue reading Chilling with Renee Dahlia

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My Fingers Are Blue

Those were Orion’s first words this morning, when I opened his door at 6.30am to find him sitting up in bed, light on, book in hand, looking irritatingly perky. “My fingers are blue.” Yeah, well, it’s something crazy like 3 degrees outside, kid. I’m not surprised. At this stage in Orion’s life, I’ve started to… Continue reading My Fingers Are Blue

Caelum’s Bookshelf, Rambling, writing

Caelum’s Bookshelf – May / June 2020

So, I snuck into Caelum’s room while our favourite space deer was asleep, and got the low-down on some new books that are coming out in the next month or so. Some of these are written by authors I know, and some are books I’ve been waiting to get my hands on. Have a look,… Continue reading Caelum’s Bookshelf – May / June 2020

Rambling

Taking A Breath

My alarm went off at 6.30am. At least, I think it did, because one talent I’ve developed during the Covid-19 lockdown has been the superhuman ability to turn my alarm off without actually waking up. By pure luck, in my zombie fumbling, I managed to push the sleeve of my pyjama top almost all the… Continue reading Taking A Breath