March News

Well - what to say about March? You all know the big news that's affecting us all. How are you coping during these times? If you've read my bio, you'll see that I've called myself a would-be hermit, and if I'm completely honest I'm mostly enjoying this time where I can actually be a hermit … Continue reading March News

February News

The biggest news for the month is the publication of 'Stories of Hope' - a bushfire relief anthology published by Deadset Press, which includes my story 'Raven's Sacrifice'. I haven't had a chance to read all 70+ stories yet, but I'm made my way through most of them and there are some amazing tales in … Continue reading February News

Cover Reveal

The People's Library is a collection of 113 works of writing gathered together by A Published Event, otherwise known as Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward. The covers of each of the books come from  Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, and each colour was assigned according to each books submission date. That could've meant any possible colour … Continue reading Cover Reveal

Novel Writing by Hand? Yay or Nay?

  If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen (a couple of months ago now) that I've been having a go at writing a novel by hand. I've long been hearing of the benefits of writing by hand. Heaps of authors do it (so I've read); Isobelle Carmody and Stephen King, for example. Then there were all these amazing … Continue reading Novel Writing by Hand? Yay or Nay?

A Novel’s Writing

    This is the third in the series my novel-writing journey. You can read the first two posts here: On Inspiration and here: On Research. As I writer, I am also a reader, and among the many many books I read, of course, are the books on writing, and of course there are many different methods of … Continue reading A Novel’s Writing

Interview – Historical Fiction Author – Barbara Gaskell Denvil

I’m a little bit excited, because this week on the blog I’m interviewing a fellow historical author – Barbara Gaskell Denvil! Barbara’s latest book ‘Fair Weather’ has just been released and she’s come over to have a chat about the book and her writing process. Welcome Barbara! To begin with, can you tell us a … Continue reading Interview – Historical Fiction Author – Barbara Gaskell Denvil

A Novel’s Research

Some time ago I published the first of what I intended to be a short series on the writing of my novel. That post was 'A Novel's Inspiration' and here, finally, is post #2 - a brief account of the research that went into this novel. First of all there were the bush walks - one of … Continue reading A Novel’s Research

How to find the time to…

    "How do you find the time to...?" I've been asked this question quite a bit over the past few weeks - on Instagram in relation to my reading habits, and by a couple of different people at the recent Tamar Valley Writers Festival when discussing my writing. I have three children; two I home-school … Continue reading How to find the time to…

Tamar Valley Writers Festival 2016

Last weekend was the Tamar Valley Writers Festival - two days (well, for me - there were other events on other days too), of non-stop panels and book-signings and networking! Those of you who've been following my blog for a while now, may remember that around this time two years ago I attended the Festival of … Continue reading Tamar Valley Writers Festival 2016

In Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Elizabeth Gilbert speak about creativity. In conversation with Tasmanian author Heather Rose, Liz told us all about her creative life, which she has written about in her book 'Big Magic'. I sat in the dark theatre, scrawling largely spaced notes into my notebook, hoping not to overlap notes on a page I couldn't see. … Continue reading In Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert