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

Rambling

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

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

Rambling

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