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Gold Coast Supanova going ahead

March 20, 2021 at 12:36 pm

If all things stay as they are, it looks like Supanova will be going ahead on the Gold Coast in April. I will be there at the Rendered Realms stand with Jeanette O’Hagan and Adele Jones on the 16th and 17th April, 2021. It will be our first event since March 2020, when COVID brought everything to a halt. I’m trying not to get too excited, as I know an outbreak could happen again and suddenly we’ll be plunged into lockdown, but we’re doing well here in Queensland and the vaccine is being slowly rolled out, so I’m hopeful it […]

Writing, Preparing, Finalising

March 27, 2024 at 11:15 am

March has been a big month. I have continued work on Father of the Horde, my WIP, and am now almost at the 25,000 word mark. I have finalised the typeset version of Keeper of the Archives with my publisher, with it scheduled for release in September. I will also be attending Gold Coast Supanova on 13 and 14 April with my fellow authors, Jeanette O’Hagan and Adele Jones. You can find us at the Rendered Realms stand. We will also be at the FraserPop Festival in Maryborough on 13 and 14 July and are looking at some other events […]

New year, new story

February 28, 2024 at 9:36 am

It’s taken almost two months of 2024 for me to find the time to write my first blog post. Ever since I returned to work after my holiday, I have been busy helping people by editing their books. It’s great to see so many trying to get their stories out there. 🙂 Keeper of the Archives is nearly typeset and will soon go to print. It’s scheduled for release in September (not July as I previously said). The dystopian/steam punk short story anthology I have been editing with Emily Larkin should be out at about the same time. It’s now […]

Another year over

December 3, 2023 at 3:13 pm

And here we are again. It’s just about time to say goodbye to 2023. As I prepare for the Christmas season, I’m reflecting on the year that has just passed and what experiences I’ve had. I’ve had the joy of having another book accepted for publication. Keeper of the Archives should be released in July 2024. Woohoo! I had the satisfaction of being able to re-release the Verindon trilogy as an omnibus edition, which allowed me to spruce it up a little in the process. All new versions of the ebooks are now available. You can find the links to […]

Busy, busy, busy!

October 11, 2023 at 1:19 pm

There’s so much going on at the moment, which is great. I like to be busy. 🙂 After Oz ComicCon in Brisbane in September, which we really enjoyed, I started work at a new round of edits on Keeper of the Archives, my new book, which will be out in July 2024. I’m still working on it and think it’s nearly ready to send back to my publisher. I have also been editing a short story I wrote for Diverging Worlds, a short story anthology I’m editing with Emily Larkin. We’ve started editing some stories from other authors for the […]

Updated Verindon ebooks available now!

August 2, 2023 at 8:39 am

The ebook versions of all three books in the Verindon trilogy have been updated and given new covers and are now available for sale! It was a lot of fun and sometimes a bit difficult to go through all three books, especially since The Heir (Verindon #1) was published ten years ago. I have learnt a lot as an author in the past ten years and I was fortunate to get the opportunity to spruce it up a bit. I also needed to change a couple of scenes, like the one where Sarah uses a payphone. That simply wouldn’t happen […]

Happy anniversary to me!

June 1, 2023 at 6:55 am

It’s ten years today since my debut novel, The Heir (Verindon #1) was released. It’s been a hell of a ride, with more ups and downs than a roller coaster. I feel quite proud that I’ve managed to last this long as there are a lot of lows as well as some incredible highs in this life. I’d like to celebrate by offering free paperback copies of my trilogy. I have three full sets of the Verindon trilogy to give away, as well as seven additional copies of The Heir (Verindon #1). I am happy to send them anywhere in […]

Coming soon …

May 10, 2023 at 8:27 am

There are a lot of exciting things coming up for me this year and I’ve already had a few so far. After Gold Coast Supanova, I attended another event at Koorong Toowoomba, where I also sold quite a few copies. It was the first time I’d been to one of their events and I was impressed with the organisation and the engagement with customers. I’ll definitely be going back. The next event I will be attending will be the Logan Writers Festival, coming up on 9 and 10 June. You can find out more about it here. I’ve been for […]

Fabulous weekend

April 19, 2023 at 9:17 am

I had an amazing time at Gold Coast Supanova this past weekend, at the Rendered Realms stand with Adele Jones and Jeanette O’Hagan. It was busy pretty much from the get-go. It opened at 10.00 am, and I think someone said the convention carpark (which is HUGE) was full by 10.30 am. There were people everywhere. Just because a convention is busy doesn’t always mean we sell a lot of books. Fortunately, this time, it did. I had my most successful event ever, and Adele and Jeanette had some decent sales as well. It was fun, energising and entertaining. I […]

Verindon omnibus coming soon!

March 8, 2023 at 10:38 am

It’s exactly ten years this year since The Heir (Verindon #1) and The Crown (Verindon #2) were released. The Reign (Verindon #3) was released in May 2014, completing the trilogy almost a year after book one. I’m excited to announce that all three will be re-released this year as an omnibus edition. Happy ten-year anniversary to me! I have taken the opportunity to spruce up the books a little, updating them where necessary. I had mention of a payphone in The Heir; that definitely had to change! Little things like that needed to be adjusted, so I have spent a […]

The Roald Dahl book controversy

February 22, 2023 at 8:58 am

At the moment, everyone is talking about the decision to change certain words in some of Roald Dahl’s books. This decision had apparently been made by his publisher in conjunction with Dahl’s family. Having heard some of the terms they were changing, it didn’t seem a big deal to me at first. However, when I heard they were changing things like ‘black cloak’ to make it just a cloak, that seemed a little over the top. I assume their objection was to the use of the word ‘black’ possibly being seen as racist, especially since they were also removing ‘white […]