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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Tarzan and Ellie Wiesel

Tarzan and Ellie Wiesel

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 …

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Summer Bliss Bundle and prizes to win!!!!!

Summer Bliss Bundle and prizes to win!!!!!

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 …

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A tale of two seas

A tale of two seas

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, …

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Sharing the love on Mother’s Day

Sharing the love on Mother’s Day

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 …

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Happy release day to me!

Happy release day to me!

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.  

Free publicity for your small business

Free publicity for your small business

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 …

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Top tips on being a successful writer

Top tips on being a successful writer

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 …

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One reason I write romance

One reason I write romance

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

Thanks Harper Lee

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 …

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I’m an ARRA finalist!!

I’m an ARRA finalist!!

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 🙂

AusRom Reader Choice Awards

AusRom Reader Choice Awards

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.

The Write Romantics

The Write Romantics

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 🙂  

Doing the happy dance!

Doing the happy dance!

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 …

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Free book for a limited time

Free book for a limited time

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) …

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Nice Work If You Can Get it

Nice Work If You Can Get it

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 …

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Confessions of a romance writer – Write What You Love

Confessions of a romance writer – Write What You Love

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 …

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