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…

Finding Toti: Map & Points of Interest

Wondering where Wayne lives? What the beach actually looks like? How far away they all are from Toti High? Then check out this handy wee map I created to answer just these sorts of questions! The map is set to satellite mode to give you a more realistic birds-eye view of the town itself, but if you’d like…

Amanzimtoti: The Ridge – OUT NOW!

After the drama of Amazon accidentally [ closing my account ], and only regaining access to it around 10pm NZT last night, my official launch day for Amanzimtoti: The Ridge was more of a quiet panic than a celebration of becoming an officially published author! Now that I’m back in control, however, I’m once again…

not with a bang but a whimper

Amanzimtoti: The Ridge has officially launched! I’ve just received an email notification from Amazon informing me that the novel was released and that my pre-order was now available. Pretty exciting, right?! Well it would be if, for the past week, I hadn’t been fighting tooth-and-nail with Amazon’s KDP department after they closed down my account!…

Toti Book Promo Business Cards

So… I did a thing!  And isn’t it just the cutest wee thing you ever did see? I’m all heart-eyes over my book promo business cards it’s kind of ridiculous. I’ve been in two minds over whether or not to get business cards as there’s not really a way to track how well they actually relate…

Excerpt – Amanzimtoti [1]: The Ridge

… Amanzimtoti: The Ridge Book One in the Amanzimtoti series, The Ridge, follows Wayne du Preez as he starts his matric. Completing his final year of high school won’t be his only problem however when a boy from his childhood makes a surprise reappearance in small town Toti, throwing Wayne’s picket-fence dreams with girlfriend Jess into a…

Glossary of Slang

My Amanzimtoti Series of novels are set in Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a small coastal town to the south of Durban. Locally, it is simply referred to it as ‘Toti‘. Due to the setting, you may find that there are words or phrases you are unfamiliar with. To help with this, I have created the glossary…

Amanzimtoti Pre-Order Now Available

It’s finally happened, guys! My debut novel Amanzimtoti: The Ridge is now available for pre-order on Amazon, with an official release date of March 14th! I can’t even express just how giddy I am at seeing my book up there looking all shiny and new and asdfghj there really aren’t words! So please-please-please! head on over to Amazon…

Coming Soon: Amanzimtoti Pre-Launch Update!

It’s been an interesting week and a bit since I got the results in from KindleScout, and by interesting  I mean it’s been really productive! The novel itself, Amanzimtoti: The Ridge, is- as of 4:30am  last Sunday morning- finally complete! On Writing… And I don’t just mean the writing part (though with a final word count…