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The End is just the beginning

Yesterday I typed THE END on Wherever You Go, my first full-length novel. It felt fantastic. Freaking fantastic! I skipped through the house to tell Blue Eyes – he’s had to listen to all my character and plot dilemmas since the start, so of course, he was the first person I had to tell. He had tears in his eyes. I think it’s because he’s happy for me, not relieved that I’ve finally finished. Today I’m still feeling freaking fantastic, but also relieved … and full of anticipation. And nerves. Hope. Determination. Trepidation. Because I know that typing THE END is only the beginning of the journey for Wherever You Go. In “Rocky road to publication” (Writing the Dream, Serenity Press), Jennifer Scoullar writes: “Finally, after a great deal of hair-tearing, wine, chocolate and some sublime moments of inspiration, you type THE END on your first draft. You put it aside for a few weeks to get a bit of distance. You celebrate. Catch your breath. For the real work is about to begin. You have your …

Pre-order The Point of Love

At the end of a week filled with the day job, meetings, appointments, family dramas and a rejection (more on that another time), it’s nice to end the week on an upwards note. My novelette, The Point of Love, is now up for pre-order at Amazon. First released in Serenity Press’s first romance anthology, Rocky Romance (2015), The Point of Love has a soft spot in my heart – it is, after all the first romance story I’ve ever written. It also highlights the controversy shadowing a beautiful area called Point Peron, in Rockingham, Western Australia, which is pitting developers and boat owners against those who want the area protected. You can see photos in the trailer at the end of this post. Here’s the blurb: New girl in town and journalist Lexie, has been targeted by developers who want to sell her their vision for a marina at Mangles Bay. On paper, the proposal looks good, but when Hands Off Point Peron spokesman and Thor-lookalike Andrew Fletcher takes her to nearby Point Peron, she has second thoughts. …

Newsletter coming soon

I’ll be launching my newsletter for fans in coming weeks so putting it out there … please sign up! I’m giving away a $20 Amazon gift voucher to one person who subscribes before January 31. You can sign up in three ways. The easiest way is to click here and you’ll get to the sign up form. You can also click on the image below. You’ll be taken to my Facebook page, where you’ll see a Newsletter Sign Up tab under the cover photo. Click on that, enter your email address and voilà! Lastly, you can click the sign up image on my home page.  Why do I need a newsletter? Email marketing is an important tool in the writer’s marketing kit. For writers, it’s a way to connect with their “inner circle”, to reward their fans with special giveaways, advance information, sneak peeks and so on. If you’re a writer and wondering about newsletters, have a read of this. If you’re a reader and you decide to subscribe … thank you so much.

I write. Therefore, I am a writer.

Welcome Readers! Thanks for dropping in to visit my author page. Although I’ve been a book reviewer for a number of years (over at Write Note Reviews), I’ve recently shifted my focus to my own writing. Like many, I have a book in me that’s waiting patiently to come out. Perhaps not so patiently … I’ve been writing more than ever. This site is a work in progress … just like my books-to-be. Right now, I’m working on a novel about a couple who moves to the country in search of a simpler life. Of course, it’s not that easy. I’ve just had a 10,000-word romance accepted for an anthology called Rocky Romance, so stay tuned for the big cover reveal. I’m still gaining confidence so I hope you’ll stick with me for the journey. Make yourself at home and have a look around – you’ll find lots of samples of writing and photography. And do say hi to me on Facebook and Twitter. I love to have a good chat (especially when it comes with a …