The Little Gnome Experience

September 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Last Thursday night I was involved in a first for the new Little Gnome bookstore/cafe in Wynnum. They are running Thursday evening book events, featuring authors from different genres. Last Thursday was their first foray into this type of event and featured sci-fi/fantasy authors. Being the first of these types of events it was a little quiet – these things usually take a bit to gain momentum – but in some ways that made it a better experience. I like small gatherings for their intimacy, and this one morphed into three authors sitting around a table, enjoying hot chocolate and […]

The Elusive Idea

September 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

As an author, I go through stages when the ideas are flowing and there seems to be a never-ending stream of new material popping into my head. This was the way it was all through my Verindon trilogy. Even now, it’s easy to slip back into that world and continue its story. Then there are other times, times when I have no new ideas, times when I despair of ever having another new idea again. I’m in that place right now. Admittedly, I’m not terribly worried. For a start, I’ve been here before and I know it won’t be long […]

Even Editors need Editors!

September 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Guess what? In November, I am privileged to have a short story included in a new anthology called Glimpses of Light. It will feature works of flash fiction, poetry and short stories by a myriad of authors, all with a significant theme relating to light. It’s been fantastic to liaise with all my fellow authors as we hand over our work for this anthology. All proceeds from sales go to charity, so it has been a labour of love for all of us. Some of us (like me) have also volunteered our editing, typesetting and other talents to contribute to […]

The sacrifice of the creative life

September 7, 2015 at 12:59 pm

For the past few weeks, my husband’s sister and brother-in-law have been visiting us. They live in America normally, so we don’t get to see them a lot. It’s been fantastic to have them in town for a few weeks. One of the reasons we don’t see them a great deal is the cost involved in travelling such a distance. This is especially significant because they, like us, are involved in the creative/entertainment industry. Sadly, involvement in creative work usually means you don’t make much money, and this is as true for them as it is for me. My sister-in-law […]