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

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

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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

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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

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ARR2020 Wrap-Up

Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend A Romantic Rendezvous, an author signing run by the Australian Romance Reader’s Association. I’ve been in the past as a reader, but this was the first time I’d had an opportunity to be on the author’s side of the desk. In this uncertain time, with the very… Continue reading ARR2020 Wrap-Up

Tobias’ Spark, writing

Tobias’ Spark Release Day

The day is finally here! Tobias' Spark, Book Two of the Kin Chronicles, is officially available for purchase. This next installment in the journey is an absolute roller coaster and I cannot wait for everyone to read it. Details below! Embrace the lightning... or be destroyed by the storm. With the chaotic hormones of transition… Continue reading Tobias’ Spark Release Day

The Kin Chronicles, Tobias’ Spark, writing

Tobias Hard Copy Sneek Peak

Yesterday I received the first batch of print copies for Tobias’ Spark. (Excuse my lived in mess in the background... ahem. Author life!) I’m so excited to finally have these in my hand. As much as I adore my Kindle and the whole ebook industry, there will never be anything quite like the feeling you… Continue reading Tobias Hard Copy Sneek Peak

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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