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Welcome to 2020, Everything is on Fire

As I sit here writing this, Australia is burning. Even though today is overcast, I'm looking out the window at a smoke-stained sky, and every sunset tints the world orange. The sheer size and destructive capabilities of this fire (fires) are beyond comprehension. The footage and imagery coming out of the worst affected areas is… Continue reading Welcome to 2020, Everything is on Fire

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Merry Christmas, 2019

I hope wherever you are, you're enjoying the festive season in whatever way brings you joy. Things have been very busy here, with the end of school term and the run-up to the big day - tomorrow, yikes! I've shopped, I've baked, I've wrapped and labelled, and I think I'm ready. Writing time has been… Continue reading Merry Christmas, 2019

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NanoWriMo Wrap-Up

Well, that's it! November is well and truly over and with it, NanoWriMo. I'll admit now, I was pleasantly surprised at the results. I went into the project thinking 50,000 words in a month was probably doable, but it's also coming into that time of year when things start to go a little haywire -… Continue reading NanoWriMo Wrap-Up

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NaNoWriMo 2019

For those of you who don't know, NaNoWriMo is short for 'National Novel Writing Month.' It's where, for the month of November, participants attempt to produce 50,000 words worth of novel manuscript. They share their progress and experiences on the website, and have the opportunity to connect, encourage and share with like minded people from… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019

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School Holidays

I sat down with my cup of tea this afternoon and realised it was, quite suddenly, Sunday - and here I am without so much as a word to share! School Holidays is always one of my favourite times; I love having the kids close by (even if they argue) and not having to rush… Continue reading School Holidays

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A Dose of Adulting

When you write a book, it's amazing. Or at least, I find it amazing - a sense of rightness, of knowing that this is what I'm meant to be doing. I'm not really me if I'm not crafting a world, a story, pushing characters and polishing sentences. It's hard work, but it's the best kind… Continue reading A Dose of Adulting

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Birthday Round-Up

The last week or so has been crazy! With a capital cray. In case the title wasn't a dead giveaway, 22nd August was my birthday, and that's always a fun time of year for me. I don't know why birthdays appeal to me but they always have. It doesn't have to be mine, I love… Continue reading Birthday Round-Up

Aislinn’s Shadow, Rambling, Sorcery and Stardust, The Kin Chronicles, The Weaver’s War, writing

ARR 2020 – The Adventure Begins

Well, the cat is now out of the bag - I can officially announce that I’ll be having an author table at the 2020 Australian Romance Reader’s Association’s annual event, A Romantic Rendezvous. For those not in the know, this is a yearly event in which authors from a variety of romance genres and sub-genres… Continue reading ARR 2020 – The Adventure Begins

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Birthday Season

It’s that time of year again. In my family, birthday season starts in June, and continues on through to the end of August - with a sharp interlude in January. With Orion’s birthday on the 21st of July and Piper’s on the 29th of July, there’s been an awful lot happening in my house the… Continue reading Birthday Season

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Attack of the Holidays

I honestly had plans to write something fun and creative this week, but I forgot one very important thing - the school holidays are here! I adore the school holidays. ADORE them. Having my two beautiful babies home with me every day and no reason to leave the house? What could be better? Still, the… Continue reading Attack of the Holidays