March 21, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Do you know what cosplay is? That’s what you see if you go to conventions like ComicCon and Supanova, where the visitors dress up in all kinds of weird and wonderful gear that represents their favourite fandom. A lot of people look askance at cosplayers for the same reason, I think, they might look askance at a grown man buying a lego set, or a woman my age rummaging through the young adult books at the local bookstore. But that’s not going to stop me. πŸ™‚ It doesn’t stop them, either, which makes me happy, as it’s amazing to see […]

Help me find a crown

February 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

If everything goes well, Adele Jones, Jeanette O’Hagan and I will be attending Gold Coast Supanova in late April! πŸ™‚ We had great fun when we went to ComicCon in September last year and enjoyed seeing everyone participating in cosplay and getting into the swing of it. We did our best to join in – I had a dress with stars on it (and a TARDIS) to lend a sci-fi theme to my costume, and I also wore my old wedding tiara to stand in for a crown, as is featured on the cover of book two in the Verindon […]


January 31, 2018 at 10:31 am

I think libraries are wonderful places and I’m happy to say that Australian libraries stock my books. πŸ™‚ I’m pretty sure all four of mine can be found in the Australian library system. They’re certainly in Queensland, and if you’re in another state and they aren’t there, ask your local library to order one … or two … or three … or all four. I try to frequent libraries on a regular basis, borrowing all sorts of books. A visit to the library is often a school holiday event, as we go and borrow some books to read for the […]

It’s that time of the year again!

December 23, 2017 at 10:07 am

Merry Christmas, all! It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, mainly because life has been insanely busy on all fronts. Finally, I get a chance to wish you all the joy in the world this festive season. I’m happy to say I have been busy with my books and have done a number of book events since Comic Con. I’ve also made a few good contacts and have some things already lined up for next year. I’m hoping to get to Supanova on the Gold Coast in April, especially since Peter Capaldi’s going to be there. He’s from Doctor Who, […]

Oztober 2017

October 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm

I’ve been involved in a lot of events in October, especially ones online, and it’s been great to take part in some new things (new to me, anyway!), such as Virtual Fantasy Con, which is still running this weekend, and last weekend’s Indie Fab Festival. But this weekend we also have Oztober, an event that features Aussie writers and their science fiction, fantasy, steam punk, horror and supernatural titles. It’s the first time I’ve been involved in Oztober, and I’m excited to see how it goes. It was also great that it happened in October, right when my publisher and […]

Exciting Times

October 1, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Last weekend I went to my first ever Comic-Con event right here in Brisbane, and I’m hooked! I was at the Intricate Worlds table with two author friends, Adele Jones and Jeanette O’Hagan. It was a great idea to share a table, as it meant we could not only share the costs but also man the table if one or other of us wanted to take a break and see all the great things on offer at Comic-Con. I’m happy to say that all three of us were pleased with the response our books received. We gave out so many […]

Feast or Famine

August 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Up until now, this year has been a quiet one as far as author opportunities go, even after the release of Once Confronted in late 2016. So I went looking for opportunities and thankfully I’ve found some. πŸ™‚ I find that sometimes an author has to keep her nose to the ground when sniffing out new ideas for marketing, and fellow authors can be a great help with that. It was through two other authors that I found some US radio shows that are happy to interview authors from all over the world. I was interviewed by one a couple […]

Waiting to Edit

August 6, 2017 at 8:19 am

I finished writing a new novel this week. It’s always an exciting moment, coming to the end of a manuscript. Finally, all that had work has paid off. I made it! Soon the fun will start–that fantastic moment when I read it over for the first time and start editing. I realise many authors don’t share my enthusiasm for the editing process but I love it. I love seeing what worked and what didn’t, experiencing the excitement of reading the story in its entirety for the first time and making sure it flows well. But not so fast! I have […]

Blood Crystal Blog Hop

July 15, 2017 at 8:00 am

Today I’m hosting author Jeanette O’Hagan as part of a blog hop to celebrate the release of her new novella, Blood Crystal. Jeanette first spun tales in the world of Nardva at the age of nine. She enjoys writing fiction, poetry, blogging and editing.Β Her Nardva stories span continents, time and cultures. They involve a mixture of courtly intrigue, adventure, romance and fantasy. Here she answers some of my questions about the latest book in the Nardva world. 1. Blood Crystal is the second book in the Under the Mountain series. Does it feature the same characters or new ones? All […]

Winner 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards

July 1, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I have an award-winning book! On 1st July 2017 my latest novel, Once Confronted, won an award. πŸ™‚ Once Confronted, my first contemporary drama, gained the Literary Classics silver award in their college fiction category. The Heir (Verindon #1) also won a silver award in the science fiction category in 2014. This brings my total number of writing awards to four. I also gained two Australasian Religious Press Association awards in my days working for The Queensland Baptist newspaper. It’s such a thrill to win any award. This one has especially delighted me, given that the story of Once Confronted […]