Rambling, writing

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

Dante, writing

Father’s Day

“Do I smell bacon?” I looked up from the pan and directly into a pair of indigo eyes, blinking at me from inside my white kitchen tiles. “Yes,” I said, then lowered my spatula in warning. “But it’s not for you.” The rest of Dante’s face emerged from the tiling, his lips pulled into what… Continue reading Father’s Day

Sorcery and Stardust, The Weaver’s War, writing

Fenris and the Greatsword

This scene takes place approximately 160 years before Sorcery and Stardust, while Fenris is still young. Enjoy! ************* The Weaver’s Armoury stretched on interminably, countless racks of weaponry sleeping in the shadowed belly of the castle. “We’re going to be here all day, aren’t we?” Brianne raised the flickering torch above her head, the flames… Continue reading Fenris and the Greatsword

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

Dante, writing

Grocery Shopping

GROCERY DAY Fluorescent lights blazed overhead and I squinted against the glow, keeping my head down to avoid accidental eye contact. I stomped up to the twining line of trolleys and fought silently for my prize; a wonky-wheeled monstrosity with someone else’s soggy receipts at the bottom. It’ll do. Two steps into the supermarket, a… Continue reading Grocery Shopping

Sorcery and Stardust, The Weaver’s War, writing

Ghosts of the Past – Arcana

This little snippet is set approximately fifty-one and a half years before the events of Sorcery and Stardust. Enjoy! ************ Arcana leant back against the edge of the bath, closing her eyes and drawing the scent of lavender into her lungs. When Lesce had bullied her into the room earlier and all but stripped her… Continue reading Ghosts of the Past – Arcana

Aislinn’s Shadow, The Kin Chronicles, writing

Aislinn’s Shadow

Let’s go back in time, shall we? To be more specific, let’s go back to 2012. Somewhere in early June, I read an article challenging authors to write a novel and publish it within six weeks. At the time, I’d been toying with the idea of experimenting with the independent publishing process and decided to… Continue reading Aislinn’s Shadow

Dante, writing

Little Luna

In the quiet of early morning, the lighting soft and the world still sleeping, I stared down at a feathering of tiny baby lashes and felt my heart squeeze. I remember what it was like when my own children were this small; their tiny fingers, smooth skin and that intoxicating new baby smell. My brand… Continue reading Little Luna

Sorcery and Stardust, writing

A Week Later

It's been a whole seven days since I released Sorcery and Stardust into the world. In that time, I've had the pleasure of catching up with so many wonderful people and the even greater honour of handing over a hard copy of the book for them to read. Reviews have started to filter in, people… Continue reading A Week Later

Sorcery and Stardust, Uncategorized, writing

Sorcery and Stardust Release Day!

It's here at last! Sorcery and Stardust is officially available for sale today. I am SO excited to have everyone read and hopefully enjoy it! Without further ado, here are all the links you need to find your own copy! Digital:Amazon (Kindle) Kobo Barnes and Noble Apple iBooks Scribd Print: Amazon (Hard Copy) Etsy (in… Continue reading Sorcery and Stardust Release Day!