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No, really, its not an rhetorical question. It shouldn’t be a question. I’ve been on this journey for three years now, and I’m still asking myself that question. When I started my self pubbing journey I did it because there was a voice inside me that wasn’t just the woman who occasional wrote a bit, had even finished a couple of novels. I had a story I desperately needed someone to hear,… Read More

Right here actually, I was right here working my behind off. I’ve flung myself into the yet unnamed 3rd book of the Last Prophecy Series, and its proving to be beautiful but… a tad political, requiring oodles of research but that’s for another post when I DO have a title for the book. I’m also neck deep in the reviews for Queen of Spades Awakening – and being told by my beta… Read More

I’m crying. I’ve been crying all morning. Pronoun is shutting down and I have no idea what I’m going to do. I just launched the Well of Youth and its getting 4 and 5-star reviews. I just put a lot of money into advertising and reviewing to garner its attention. I took down my novella and made it free before, lost all the great reviews that Amazon wouldn’t put back, and got… Read More

It didn’t dawn on me until I was sitting at the launch, the display out for everyone, that I felt like I could be excited! The local Mayor was coming to give a speech, my Dad flew down from the NSW coast unexpectedly, but I didn’t feel until that moment that I’d really done it. As people started turning up it started to pass in a blur, but I got so many… Read More

Its coming, its so close and I am so excited to start talking about it! SIX WEEKS TO GO until The Well of Youth will be officially released and available for purchase! To celebrate this culmination of years of hard work and passionate creativity, I will be hosting a launch event in my home town of Trentham. I invite you to join me to celebrate not only the release of the first… Read More

‘So…. How many novels have you actually written?’ A work colleague asks. ‘Three of the novellas for my series, they’re pretty short, about 45k words. The novels though, are about 130k words, and I’ve done a couple of them as well. Plus I have two others about the 50k marks, they’re longer ones, and another book series I’m starting that’s at the 30k mark.’ Running the numbers of my current projects through… Read More

For those of you who have read my last two novellas, The Hidden Monastery and the Last Prophecy, there has been a bit of a build up towards the first book, the Well of Youth and what may potentially happen. I left both these novellas on cliff hangers with characters from the first playing prominent roles in the second novella, and know people have questions regarding how these characters will feature in… Read More

So you got it, you filtered through all those inspiring ideas and mad illusions, you found the time to put pen to paper (lol, no way, I mean fingers to keyboard), and came up with a great story that you think other people would want to read too. Congratulations, because that is freakin’ awesome. Doing that part is sometimes the hardest of all. Now you want to share it, but what do… Read More

2016 seems to have struck us all different ways; the celebrity deaths, the tragedy that is Aleppo, the bombs, the suicides, the deaths. So many people suffered, and I know I was not alone in this. Filled with personal pain and unspoken woe, my year was rife with more hardships than anyone but those closest to me knew. I couldn’t wait to see the end of this year that brought me so… Read More

I hated this part of being an author, I really did. “What genre is your book?” “It’s a steam flavoured fantasy with a suspense/horror twist.” It was written all over their face. “What?” I had a great idea for a story, and it turned into a great idea for a series but there were problems. When I brought up my book to publish it had to be listed into a specific genre…. Read More