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…

Excerpt – Amanzimtoti [1]: The Ridge

Excerpts & Previews;     You can now read the first three chapters of Amanzimtoti: The Ridge for free!   Wayne’s picket-fence dreams with girlfriend Jess are thrown into a tailspin when a boy from his childhood makes a surprise reappearance in small town Toti, forcing Wayne to deal with a part of himself he’s been denying ever…

The Amanzimtoti Series

The Amanzimtoti Series Amanzimtoti (pronounced A-MAN-ZIM-TOTI) from the isiZulu ‘amanzi mtoti’ meaning SWEET WATERS   Set in Amanzimtoti, South Africa, the series follows Wayne du Preez as he commences his matric. Completing his final year of high school won’t be his only problem however when a boy from his past returns to small town Toti, throwing…

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