I’m currently re-watching the first two seasons of Outlander whilst waiting, with baited anticipation, for Season 3. I’ve never re-watched TV shows as I just don’t have the time, but I’m certainly glad I have with Outlander. I didn’t realise how much I missed when I binge watched the seasons. The characterisation and story lines… Read More Sam Heughan, my latest celebrity crush
Romance Writers of New Zealand conference in Rotorua Every year I attend the Australian Romance Writers conference but this year I decided to head over to New Zealand. The conference size is smaller but is well run by an enthusiastic committee and the sessions were excellent. I loved hanging out with author friends (and meeting… Read More #RWNZ17
This past month, I’ve had a brilliant time blogging at a number of different sites talking about my latest release, romance, writing and travel. Interested? Check them out – At Just Jemi talking about Indie Publishing At Romance Release talking about my holiday novellas in An Unforgettable Holiday With Kelly Steel talking about my writing routine At New Release Novels talking about about… Read More Blogging for An Unforgettable Holiday
Want to help NBCF achieve their goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030? I do. Support my Pink Ribbon fundraising by buying an e-copy of Wanting Mr Right for $2.99. For less than a cup of coffee, you get a fab read and I’ll donate 50% of my royalties to NBCF, for every book sold in… Read More Supporting Pink Ribbon 2016
I’m very excited to announce that I now contribute a monthly post to Savvy Authors, an awesome website where writers help writers. 2017 January – Is your writing a business or a hobby? 2016 December – The more you give, the more you receive…supporting indie writers November – To print or not to print, that… Read More Savvy Authors
I was very excited to be asked to join Melinda Hammond, as part of her Writer on the Road podcast, to chat about the business side of romance writing. If you’re interested in building your writing business then listen to Joanne’s journey where, through sheer tenacity of spirit, she is succeeding in building a loyal… Read More Enthusiasm, Entrepreneurship and Indie Publishing podcast
Thanks to my local council, I got to hear Motivating Mum, Alli Price, talk tonight about using Instagram for Business. I had no idea how much I didn’t know about Instagram. Not only do I now know how to use it but I learnt the following – Instagram can be as engaging as Facebook (it’s… Read More Motivating Mum motivating me
Today I took my youngest son to see The Legend of Tarzan movie. Pushing aside Alexander Skarsgård’s abs (!!), the incredible cinematography and gorgeous scenery; we, the viewers, see a dark side of colonisation and how people of different races were treated in the 19th century. But, not everyone in the movie/ during that time… Read More Tarzan and Ellie Wiesel
I and 8 other fab authors have put together the Summer Bliss Bundle featuring 9 chick lit and romantic comedy novels on sale for 99 cents! Yes, you read right, $0.99 for 9 great reads!!!!! The bundle includes my fun read – Falling for Mr Wrong 🙂 By pre-ordering your copy and helping us reach our pre-order goal you… Read More Summer Bliss Bundle and prizes to win!!!!!
I’m very excited to be re-releasing my debut novel, Falling for Mr Wrong 🙂 Re-releasing it you ask? Yes! Unfortunately some typos slipped through the editing process and I decided to clean them up. Whilst doing so, I did some re-writes. It’s still the same fun story of the hero chasing the heroine for a story,… Read More A tale of two seas
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and I’ve come up with some ideas to recognise a special woman in your life – your mum, your mother-in-law, your wife, your aunty, your gran, your sister or even your friend! Time together – gifts don’t have to be a physical item but rather your gift can be spending… Read More Sharing the love on Mother’s Day
Wanting Mr Right, the second book in the Alex Jackson series is now available 🙂 Thanks to everyone who has posted positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads!!!!! I have to confess that I was thrilled to read Helen’s review on her blog.
Last night I had the opportunity to listen to the sensational Jules Brook from HandleyourownPR.com.au talk about generating free publicity for your small business. With years of experience and an amazing can-do approach, Jules is the go-to person if you want to know why small business should have PR. PR or publicity is someone else… Read More Free publicity for your small business
I can so relate to this 🙂 Can you?
I was going to blog about areas I’ve found to be helpful for self-published and hybrid writers. Then this article, on Written Word Media, came along and it’s so good that I’m sharing it instead of writing something myself. Top tips on being a successful writer – Becoming an author takes dedication. Success only comes… Read More Top tips on being a successful writer
I’ve been an avid romance reader, over the years, starting off with Sweet Dream books before moving on to Harlequin romances. This (short) video is so me 🙂 Are you an avid romance reader too?
Thanks Harper Lee 🙂 I know my writing improved when I started writing for me and not what I thought the publishers wanted. Against advice, I created a clean-cut-crooner superstar. Not your average hero but so far, all my readers love Alex Jackson! And I have a fan-girl crush on him 😉 Want to know… Read More Thanks Harper Lee
What wonderful news, this weekend, to learn I’m a finalist in the ARRA awards for the Best New Author 2015 category. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and congrats to my fellow nominees 🙂
I’m bursting with excitement having been nominated in the category of Best New Author for the AusRom Reader Choice Awards. Thanks to everyone who voted for me, I’m thrilled. Congrats to my fellow nominees and to AusRom for organising the awards.
I’m featured over at The Write Romantics chatting about the inspiration for, Falling for Mr Wrong, a romance set in the Israeli heat. Pop over for a chat, there’s a free book up for grabs 🙂