Rambling, writing

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

Rambling, writing

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

Aislinn’s Shadow, Character Glossary, The Kin Chronicles, Tobias’ Spark, writing

Grandma Redding

Full name: Joanne Eleanor Redding (Grandma, Jo) Pronunciation: Joe-Anne Kin Type: Wolf Age: 78 (as at Aislinn's Shadow) Height: 5'7" Physical Features: Blue-grey eyes, greying red hair Kin Features: Blue-grey eyes, reddish brown fur Scent: fresh baked bread and rosemary Birthday: 18th of January Astrology: Capricorn Favourite Food: Cheeseburger Favourite Drink: Pear cider Of Note:… Continue reading Grandma Redding

Character Glossary, Sorcery and Sandstorms, Sorcery and Stardust, The Weaver’s War, writing

Lesce

Full name: Lesce Ellynaeven Pronunciation: Lesk Age: 65 Height: 5’4” Physical Features: Plum hair and eyes Smells like: Aniseed humbugs Birthday: 22nd of April Hails From: Sorcen Favourite Food: Chicken salad Favourite Drink: Cranberry juice Of Note: - Class One Healing sorceress. - Sorcen's Healing Elder - Younger sister to Flare and Arcana - Married… Continue reading Lesce

Character Glossary, Sorcery and Sandstorms, The Weaver’s War, writing

Zaire

Full name: Zaire Rexallis DuGronde Pronunciation: Zye-ear Age: 64 Height: 6' 6" Physical Features: Pale skin with a dusting of glacier blue near the temples. Long blue black hair, indigo eyes. Smells Like: Impending rain with a faint metallic edge Birthday: 15th of February Hails From: Rylle Favourite Food: Lemon Gelati Favourite Drink: Iced Coffee… Continue reading Zaire

Character Glossary, Sorcery and Sandstorms, Sorcery and Stardust, The Weaver’s War, writing

Flare

Full name: Flare Veritax Pronunciation: Flair Age: 75 Height: 5' 11" Physical Features: Bronze skin, carnelian eyes, flame orange hair. Smells Like: Toasted Marshmallows Birthday: 20th of November Hails From: Sorcen Favourite Food: Tacos Favourite Drink: Firewhiskey Of Note: - Class One Fire Sorcerer - Claims the titles of First Flame (commander of Sorcen's military)… Continue reading Flare

Sorcery and Sandstorms, The Weaver’s War, writing

Sorcery and Sandstorms Release Day

It’s here! At last! Hooray! This book has run the rollercoaster of emotions. There has been laughter. Tears. Rage. Love. But it’s here now, for you to enjoy! If you want to pick up a digital copy, this is the place to go. For those who had hard copies already on order, you’ll be hearing… Continue reading Sorcery and Sandstorms Release Day

Sorcery and Sandstorms, The Weaver’s War, writing

When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

Late Friday afternoon, I got an email from Amazon saying that because I hadn’t submitted my manuscript files for Sorcery and Sandstorms, all my pre-orders were cancelled, and anyone who had signed up for a pre-order would be notified of my failure and, therefore, would not receive a copy of the book on launch day.… Continue reading When Things Don’t Go According To Plan

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

Rambling

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