Introducing… “Tommy”, the contemporary romance I’ll be writing in May!

Last year I decided to use the month of May to make some serious headway in regards to the writing of my second novel. I had twenty-five completely uninterrupted days in Cairns, Australia, and knew I needed to make a start on the book before I commenced a roadtrip that would see me touring the…

The Rough Draft: April Round Up

Well I’m kind of glad April’s over and done with! This month saw the second novel in my Amanzimtoti series, Inyoni Rocks, launch which was equal parts nerve-wracking and that overwhelming feeling of relief all rolled into one. It’s almost funny how the pre-release caused me so much inner-drama, but as soon as it launched (and thankfully…

Cover Reveal

I’ve been working with the absurdly talented LC Chase on the cover for book two in the Amanzimtoti series, Inyoni Rocks, and I’m delighted to be able to share the final design with you guys: I’m so happy with it! It’s got everything I asked for in regards to the model and incorporating a photo…

The Rough Draft: February Round-Up

February has officially become the Month of the Hermit for me! Not a bad thing at all between the oft-unpredictable Scottish weather and the fact I had a novel to finish. It’s been a great month in spite of- or thanks to?- both of these things and I’m settling back into the family home with far…

The Rough Draft: January Round-Up

January has been a bit of a whirlwind month for me- most of it good, some of it… pending a trial-run as we head into February, and a wee bit of it rather saddening! Some of the whirlwind included, but was not limited to: finally publishing my novel in print format (nope, still not shutting up about…

You know you’re an author when…

You know you’re an author when… …you need to start practicing an “Author Signature” because people are buying your book and suddenly asking you for your autograph!   As always, I’m truly blown away by the support and excitement you guys have showered me with since the launch of my debut novel and I really…

The Not-So-Elusive Print Edition

It’s been an exciting year already and we’re only into the second week of January! On Monday evening I received my first ever paperback copy of my novel Amanzimtoti: The Ridge from CreateSpace! And I can’t even put into words just what it felt like to be able to hold that book in my hands, to have that…

New Year, New Look

I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable festive season and are looking forward to a brand, spanking, new year! I’ll admit that though I’m not a huge fan of Christmas, I am definitely a new year kind of girl. I like the idea of it being a fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning. It’s…

On Writing: Amanzimtoti Two Months On

Just over two months ago, on March 14th 2016, I launched my debut novel Amanzimtoti: The Ridge! It feels like both the longest and shortest time of my life, and though I know I won’t be winning any records for sales, it’s still been one helluva journey so far! I published this book between packing up my…

NaNoWriMo In May

We’ve just hit May 1st here in Australia and since I’m currently jobless and have the next 25 days free of any obligations, I’ve decided to use this month as a sort of ‘NaNoWriMo*’ to spearhead the writing of the sequel to my debut novel Amanzimtoti: The Ridge! [*NaNoWriMo, for anyone unaware, stands for National Novel…

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