Merged Worlds, Rambling, The Heart of a Shadow, The Kin Chronicles, The Weaver’s War, writing

ARC Team Availability

Following last week’s announcement of The Heart of a Shadow, I’ve decided to open up some spots on my ARC team. For anyone who’s unsure, ARC is author lingo for ‘advanced reader copy’ and being on someone’s ARC team means that you strike a deal with the author where, in exchange for a free copy… Continue reading ARC Team Availability

Rambling, writing

The Curse of the Naked Man Chest

Recently, I was email chatting with someone who is far more successful an author than I currently am. We got to talking about my covers and the comment I received was: “While they’re far from bad I do think it’s an area you might need to make improvements in. Take a look at the covers… Continue reading The Curse of the Naked Man Chest

Rambling

Streamlining

Welcome to 2021! I know it’s been a while since we spoke, but new year, new start and all that, right? One of the first things I do with the new year - and I know I’m not alone - is to select a word of the year. If you don’t know what this is,… Continue reading Streamlining

Rambling

Seeing Off September

Well, I’d like to say it’s been a week, but really... it’s been a month. It’s been a few months. I know all you fellow Melbournians feel me, here. Anyway, in the spirit of sharing being caring, I thought I’d put in a (surprisingly pictorial) wrap of the end of September, 2020. Because... well, why… Continue reading Seeing Off September

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

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