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 🙂
Many thanks to the romance writing community, my family and friends for reading and downloading my debut novel which is currently sitting at #20, in Romantic Comedy, on Amazon (US)!!!!! This weekend The Books Machines are promoting Falling for Mr Wrong – check it out 🙂 What I love about The Books Machine is that they… Read More Doing the happy dance!
My “First Sale” Ribbon At the yearly Romance Writers of Australia conference, writers who have published their first book are recognised and awarded with a ribbon. After attending 8 conferences, I was delighted to finally receive mine. It was one of the happiest moments of my writing career. Graeme Simsion (author of the Rosie Project)… Read More Free book for a limited time
I have to confess, I love Gershwin’s music so I snapped up tickets to see “Nice Work If You Can Get It” on in Melbourne. What a wonderful show, I just loved the singing and dancing, there was such a strong cast with amazing talent. But from a romance writer’s perspective, it ticked all the… Read More Nice Work If You Can Get it
Life has been crazy busy with the launch of my first book, Falling for Mr Wrong. It’s been a joy to see it available in digital stores, but most important has been the positive reader feedback I have received. Reading the positive reviews has been a highlight of my publishing journey especially as I’m self published… Read More Confessions of a romance writer – Write What You Love
I’m bursting with excitement to share my fantastic news that after years of honing my craft, writing and more writing, my first novel, Falling for Mr Wrong, has now been published and is available through a number of channels. This is a dream come true. I love writing romances and to see my work commercially… Read More I’m now a published author
Oh dear, I’ve neglected my blog!!!! I’ve been super busy and will have some exciting news to share soon!!!!! With the chilly weather here in Melbourne, what could be better than a slice of banana bread? Yum! Check out this amazing recipe that only uses THREE ingredients, yes only three!!! http://www.slowcookercentral.com/recipe/choc-chip-banana-cake/ Okay, I lied, there… Read More Oh dear!!!
As a member of the romance writing community, I’m surrounded by amazing writers who are so talented and giving in their knowledge and friendship. And without the support of my family, I’d struggle to write. So who is this new best friend of mine? Why, it’s my slow cooker (crock pot) 🙂 I’ve heard how… Read More My new BFF
Last night I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. Here is my take on it, from a romance writer’s point of view. Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been heaps of discussion around this movie which I think is healthy. It’s always interesting to read people’s comments however, I personally think you… Read More Fifty Shades of Grey
When I first started writing I was advised to write about what I knew. This was wise advice and I would definitely recommend this to newbie writers. Now that I’ve written a number of books, I’ve branched out and writing about professions and places that I don’t have expert knowledge on. In my current book, there… Read More Researching and a Happy New Year wish 🙂
A funny thing happened…..this is not a joke, I’m serious 🙂 Last night my husband and I attended a fabulous function and I ran into a guy I hadn’t seen for many years. Suffice to say I was a 16 when we last met. We had a catch up and then I told him about… Read More I’m not surprised!!!
My manuscript has been finalised, edited and polished and the final hurdle was having a couple of betas read it. I asked two friends who are avid romance readers who I could trust and rely on to provide honest feedback. After a nervous wait of a few days, I was delighted they both loved it.… Read More Receiving my first reader feedback
One of the best things about being part of the romance community is meeting wonderful writers. I met Rachael Thomas a few years back through the RWA Crit Partner program and we ‘clicked’. I love her Modern/Sexy stories and knew it was only a matter of time before she was published. I was delighted when… Read More Celebrating Rachael Thomas’ success!!!
I’ve been away from my blog and my writing but I’m happy to say I’m back. Why? Good question! I was lucky to travel overseas and before I had time to recover from my jet-lag I was in Sydney for the annual Romance Writers’ of Australia conference. These two events have inspired my creative side… Read More I’m back