A new me…I’m rebranding!

A new me…I’m rebranding!

It’s hard to imagine that I’ve launched 12 books in 2 years, it happened so fast! In hindsight, I wish I’d spent more time on learning the ropes on self-publishing before I became a published author. As we head into 2018, I decided to rebrand my covers which reflected my style as a contemporary romance writer! …

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Interview with Denis Walter on 3AW

Interview with Denis Walter on 3AW

I love talk back radio and listen to 3AW every day, so I was absolutely delighted to be invited to Denis Walter’s program. He’s as charming in person as he is on the radio. Here’s our interview 🙂 Thanks to everyone who messaged me after, I really appreciated everyone who listened and sent messages of …

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Author of the Year – thanks to AusRom Today!

Author of the Year – thanks to AusRom Today!

A massive thanks to my amazing and supportive readers who nominated and voted for me in the “Author of the Year” category, of the AusRom Reader Choice Awards. I’m beyond excited and thankful for this award. Congrats to the other winners and also the nominees, who are all wonderful writers. 2017 AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards …

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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

This is the Twelve Days of Christmas promotion – twelve ‘down under’ authors who are each giving personal prizes away, plus we have a $50 Amazon Gift Card to finish with a flourish. Christmas Kiss, New Year’s Wish Where do you get your ideas from? It’s one of the questions writers seem to get asked …

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AusRom Today Author of the Year finalist

AusRom Today Author of the Year finalist

I am thankful and grateful to be nominated as Author of the Year, in the AusRom Today Reader’s Choice awards for 2017. AusRom Today celebrates, and is extremely supportive of us Australian romance writers, so to be nominated as a finalist is very special. Thank you to my amazing readers who’ve voted for me. If …

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Romancing the Holidays 2

Romancing the Holidays 2

Happy release day to myself and my author friends, Charmaine, Tracey, Monique, Aislinn, Lexi, Beverley, Demelza and Michelle! Our fabulous set of NINE heartwarming Christmas reads, Romancing the Holidays 2, is now available for $0.99. And KU readers can read for #free – hooray! Happy holidays x

Guest post with my author friend, Milica Vladova

Guest post with my author friend, Milica Vladova

I’m very excited to host my lovely author friend, Milica Vladova, on my blog today. I met Milica online and unlike my other author friends, she doesn’t write romance. But rather writes about holistic living, personal development, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing! She creates delicious smoothie recipes and I just love her homemade beauty products which uses …

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Getting in to the holiday spirit :)

Getting in to the holiday spirit :)

I’ve decided to launch Christmas Kiss, New Year’s Wish early and it will be available from 14-15 November (depending on your time zone). So if you pre-ordered, expect some Christmas love appearing in your e-reader in a few days. I’ve written 5 holiday novellas, and this is the only one I’ve set in Melbourne during …

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My holiday romances :)

My holiday romances :)

I’m bursting with excitement with the holiday season starting soon, and my holiday romances being available to you, my dear readers. I just loved writing them and I hope you enjoy reading them! Holiday Romances

Playing hooky today!

Playing hooky today!

I’d blocked time today to map out my new book (for Valentine’s Day) however, after speaking with my mother-in-law, we decided to forget about everything we had to do and watch the latest episode of Outlander. With G&T’s and chocolate, we sat back and watched the reunion between Claire and Jamie. How decadent. What a fab …

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Tradie romance, a new sub-genre?

Tradie romance, a new sub-genre?

Check me out, on site, boots and all!!!   As many of you know, we’re currently renovating our home, and the tradesmen I deal with are super nice. When they found out I write romance, they encouraged me to write a “tradie romance”. What do you think? A new sub-genre? Much better than “Lust in …

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Sam Heughan, my latest celebrity crush

Sam Heughan, my latest celebrity crush

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 …

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#RWNZ17

#RWNZ17

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 …

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Blogging for An Unforgettable Holiday

Blogging for An Unforgettable Holiday

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 …

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Supporting Pink Ribbon 2016

Supporting Pink Ribbon 2016

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 …

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Savvy Authors

Savvy Authors

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 …

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Enthusiasm, Entrepreneurship and Indie Publishing podcast

Enthusiasm, Entrepreneurship and Indie Publishing podcast

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 …

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Motivating Mum motivating me

Motivating Mum motivating me

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 …

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