Along the coast she-oaks and salt gums were interspersed with honeysuckle and clumps of blade grass. (a deleted phrase from 'What the Tide Brings' after the location was moved from Australia to Scotland) Great News! What the Tide Brings is available now in both ebook and paperback (signed copies available too!). And up until … Continue reading What the Tide Brings – Available NOW
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
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
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