Blog Tour

July 27, 2015 at 10:42 am

I’ve been tagged by Jeanette O’Hagan at to participate in a blog tour. Here goes! 1. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT? I’ve just finished writing a novella to go with my Verindon Trilogy. It’s set early in Sarah’s days at Enterprise Academy, and although much of it is still from Sarah’s point of view, it also features some scenes from Jillian’s point of view. I’m hopeful this will be published next year by Wombat Books/Rhiza Press. We’ll see how it reads when I edit it. 2. HOW DOES YOUR WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN YOUR GENRE? […]

The Ups and Downs

July 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

I was at a planning meeting today for Wombat Books (my publisher) and had the opportunity to meet a new team player for the first time. Emily has been working for Wombat for the past few months. She’s already been a great help to the team, and as we were commenting at the meeting, she brings something special to the table – enthusiasm. I’ve always had trouble keeping my enthusiasm going. It’s especially hard with the ups and downs that are part and parcel of the author’s life. Hearing a new idea for promoting my books will see a spike […]

The Trials of an Editor

July 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

Sometimes it’s hard to be both an author and an editor. And just because an author is also an editor doesn’t mean their manuscripts don’t need editing, a fact that often comes as a surprise to people. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to being an author, I am also a professional editor. (To find out more go here.) This can be a challenge when it comes to enjoying books I read for fun, as my professional brain never turns off. When I read someone else’s work I usually start editing it in my head without even […]

A Family Affair

July 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

My family seems to have a talent for writing. I’m not sure exactly where it came from, as prior to my father’s generation, no one in the family seems to have had an interest in it, but it certainly appeared with him. He’s been an author for thirty years now. Then there’s my books, of course, and my brother also writes album and movie reviews. My son is also starting to get in on the act, although I think, like my father, he’ll stick to non-fiction. My father, David Malcolm Bennett, launched his latest book on Saturday. It’s called John […]