Fandoms are exciting!

October 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

If you’re a geek, like me (and perhaps even if you’re not) you likely celebrated this week just past as Back to the Future week. Yes, on Wednesday we passed a milestone, as it was the date recorded in the movie Back to the Future Part II as the date Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived from 1985 to make sure Marty’s family didn’t stuff up the future. I was only too happy to jump up and down and share the memes around. I also adored the appearance made by Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in character on Jimmy […]

The Balancing Act

October 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

I started a new job this week. It’s only part time, but suddenly I find there’s a lot less time to do things – like this blog. It’s difficult when you’re an author and you don’t earn enough from it to make a living, which is the experience of most authors. While we want to devote as much time as possible to our writing and our books, we don’t usually get anywhere near enough money from it to allow it to be our only source of income, so we need a day job as well. Not only that, if we […]

And then there are the not so good ones

October 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last week I wrote enthusiastically about my time at Angus & Robertson bookstore at Victoria Point. I had a great time there and sold a good number of copies. It was a wonderful encouragement to me. I was also impressed by Catherine and her team and the experience they clearly had with staging a book signing for an unknown author. They had had something up in store to advertise the week before I visited, and when I arrived, the table was already set up and ready for me. I just had to take out my books and charm bracelets and […]

Action from the Word Go!

October 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

On Saturday I had my latest book signing, this time at Angus & Robertson at Victoria Point Shopping Centre. It was a pleasure to go there, as Catherine and her team are incredibly organised and welcoming, and know exactly what to do for book signings. Sometimes you can show up to these things and nothing is prepared and the staff don’t seem to know exactly what to do, even though they were expecting you. However, on this occasion, a nice big table was already set up for my books, with everything I needed on hand, and there was a stand […]