The Rough Draft

For anyone who caught my post towards the end of July, either here on on facebook, you may already know that I found June a bit of a struggle. I’m generally quite a positive person, who tends not to worry about things unless they’re actually happening — mostly because I feel it’s a waste of…

FREE for a limited time: Inyoni Rocks

Grab the second instalment to the Amanzimtoti Series, FREE, for the next few days only! June has been a bit of a rollercoaster of a month for me so far, and with enough ups and downs I honestly don’t know what day of the week it is anymore. So much so, I’d actually forgotten I was…

The Rough Draft: May 2020

If I’ve done nothing else this month, at least I can say I’ve done a ton of reading! I intended to read The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton this month, but after finishing a Matthew Reilly novel in April, I had a hankering to re-read my boy Reilly instead.   Reading This month I read:…

The Rough Draft: April 2020

Dusting this old thing off to once again bring you The Rough Draft, whereby I keep you updated on where I am in regards to my reading, writing, and other authorly goals. Unless, by some miracle, I actually start doing more ‘authorly’ things over the course of the month, I’ll be posting this review on the…

2020 A-Z Reading Challenge

I used to be such a voracious reader, devouring hundreds of books a year every year for as long as I can remember. There was just something about the escapism I couldn’t resist; visiting new places, meeting new people, meeting people who were like me and were experiencing the same problems I was, meeting people…

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…