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 […]

Getting ready for a great year

February 1, 2023 at 3:27 pm

I’ve started booking events and getting ready to move forward as an author in 2023. June this year also sees the 10th anniversary of the release of my debut novel. I’ll have some special competitions and giveaways as that date comes closer, so watch this space. So far this year, I have finalised my next project with my publisher (it’s always scary to give it that final tick of approval) and have also booked Gold Coast Supanova, which I will be attending with Jeanette O’Hagan and Adele Jones in April. I will also be running two workshops at the Boonah […]

It’s Christmas time again

December 15, 2022 at 12:24 pm

Yes, Christmas is here again and it’s time to reflect on 2022. There were some challenges this year, many to do with my journey as an author. There were delays and problems surrounding the release of my latest book, The Verindon Conspiracy, but that’s all over and done with now. Copies are out and I have moved on to the next project. Next year marks 10 years since The Heir (Verindon #1) was released. It’s amazing to think that I’ve been a published author that long and I’m so happy I’ve managed to last the distance. Hopefully, I’ll last another […]

Nearly 10 years

November 16, 2022 at 12:52 pm

Next year, it will be 10 years since I became a published author. Yes, it’s hard to believe that The Heir (Verindon #1) was published nearly 10 years ago. Wow, how time does fly! And it’s still selling. I made some good sales at Brisbane Supanova a couple of weeks ago. It’s good to see that The Verindon Trilogy still generates interest. I had a lot of fun at Brisbane Supanova with Adele Jones and Jeanette O’Hagan. It’s always heaps of fun to see what everyone’s wearing. I was also able to wear my new costume, which I had taken […]

Oz ComicCon Homegrown

March 16, 2022 at 10:11 am

This is my first blog for the year, and I apologise for being so tardy. However, with Omicron hitting, some new health challenges and a new release coming up, I’ve been a bit swamped. But now I’m gearing up for the release of The Verindon Conspiracy and for my first event of the year, OzComicCon Homegrown in Brisbane. OzComicCon will be held on 26-27 March at the Brisbane Convention Centre. I’ll be there at the Rendered Realms stand with Jeanette O’Hagan. Unfortunately, Adele Jones can’t join us on this occasion. Our stand number is AA3, so if you’re attending, be […]

Finding my Way

July 31, 2019 at 10:56 am

I haven’t posted in a long time and that’s largely down to the fact that Real Life has been full of so many things. However, it’s also due to the fact that I have been going through a rough patch as far as my writing goes. I haven’t had a lot of inspiration (make that none) but have just recently gone over a couple of unpublished manuscripts. Fortunately, I was pleased with what I found there. Now I’ve just got to hope that others will be pleased too. I am making inroads into getting these manuscripts checked out and get […]

The Heir’s fifth anniversary!

June 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Today’s the day. Exactly five years ago today, I became a published author with the release of The Heir (Verindon #1). I was full of hopes and dreams and even so, didn’t realise how fulfilling becoming an author would be, in spite of the hard slog it is at times. It’s been five years of ups and downs, of three more books released (two in the Verindon trilogy and one contemporary drama), of being sometimes elated and sometimes depressed by reviews. Of sitting at tables at bookstores and conventions trying to catch the eyes of passersby to see if they […]

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 […]

A dry spell

April 29, 2017 at 8:40 am

I looked at my blog the other day and realised I hadn’t posted since February! Eeek! I thought I’d better rectify that. It’s amazing how quickly the years fly by and as an author, I suddenly realise how little I’d done to market my books so far this year. It doesn’t help that two of my most supportive bookstores closed down at the beginning of the year. Bookstores are becoming harder and harder to find and fewer and fewer seem willing to take authors for signings. However, I have been looking for other avenues. Not long ago I became involved […]

Another year older

February 11, 2017 at 8:27 am

This week was my birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old I was but it was one of those birthdays where I’ve gone over the hump and now am going down the other side towards my next big celebration, you know, one of those ages that end in a zero. 🙂 In the lead-up to this birthday I was feeling down about that. Sometimes it’s hard to deal with the realisation that I’m getting steadily older. I don’t usually feel that much older, and in the end, that was the thing I clung to – I need to […]