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

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

Character Glossary, The Kin Chronicles, writing

Dominic Schellponte

Full name: Dominic Michael Schellponte Pronunciation: Dom-in-ick Kin Type: Wolf Age: 28 (as at Aislinn's Shadow) Height: 6'2" Physical Features: Olive skin, black hair, pale blue eyes Kin Features: Black fur, pale blue eyes Scent: Eucalyptus and rain Birthday: 29th of August Astrology: Virgo Favourite Food: Apple and Rhubarb pie Favourite Drink: Home-made lemonade Of… Continue reading Dominic Schellponte

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

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

Sorcery and Sandstorms – The Countdown!

It’s official! Sorcery and Sandstorms, the sequel to Sorcery and Stardust, is now available for pre-order on both Amazon and Kobo stores, and will be officially released on June 22, 2020. This story picks up where Sorcery and Stardust left off, and was an absolute delight to write. When I first started this series I… Continue reading Sorcery and Sandstorms – The Countdown!