The Curse of an Imagination

November 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

Last week I talked about the joys of having an imagination and how it can pass the time when waiting for something and how it can inspire so much joy in novels. However, it does have a downside. Last week I visited a book club. The meeting was in the city, so rather than drive in and have the hassle of finding somewhere to park my car, I took the train in. As soon as I sat down, my imagination kicked in. Unfortunately, on something like a train, my imagination can go in different directions. This time, the people around […]

Scope for Imagination

November 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

Last weekend I had arranged a book signing for The Heir and The Crown at my local Dymocks bookstore. I figured this was a good time of year to do it, so close to Christmas, as the shopping centre where the bookstore is located was likely to be packed. Sure enough, it was. The bookstore had set up a nice, big table at the front of the store so I could engage people as they entered. The store is on a busy corner in the shopping centre (right across from Muffin Break – yum!) so there was plenty of traffic […]

Bonding over a book

November 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I don’t know about you, but one of the first things I do when I visit someone’s house is look on their bookshelf (assuming they have one) and see what titles are there. I usually checked their CDs and DVDs as well. When I’m doing this, I don’t think I’m doing it to judge that individual, more to understand their character and what interests them. Certainly, I always look for titles I’m familiar with, maybe ones that are on my bookshelf too. That, if nothing else, will mean we have something in common, some ground where we can meet. It’s […]

A second launch

November 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Just over a week ago, I held the official launch for the second book in the Verindon Trilogy. The launch was held on 26th October, while my new novel, The Crown, was officially released on Friday, 1st November, and is now available everywhere in paperback, kindle and epub. So how did the second launch differ from the first? For a start, I was a lot calmer when preparing for the launch. This meant I was also not as frazzled at the launch itself. I was able to appreciate and enjoy it a little bit more. I think it’s because I […]