From Hook To Book
No Small Shame: The Launch (a slight change of plan!)
The book launch is a rite of passage for a debut novelist. I was that excited about mine for No Small Shame, I booked the launch at Readings Hawthorn way back in December. Back then I had no idea what was coming! Early March I sent out the invitations believing … Read More
No Small Shame: A Real Book!
Three days after I arrived at my writing residency on Norfolk Island a very special delivery arrived – all the way back at home! In Melbourne! A whole nine days and 2336 kilometres away! (Yes, I even Googled the distance.) This was a delivery I’d been waiting for, for a … Read More
HNSA Colleen McCullough Writing Residency
Winning a writing residency is a huge honour; the value of time to fully immerse in one’s work-in-progress immeasurable. Winning the inaugural HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency for an Established Author gifted me the most fabulous, productive, idyllic week on Norfolk Island. Can it only be just weeks ago when … Read More
#AusChat Christine Bell and Anna Whateley
The idea of being filmed and recorded has always held a minor terror for me. But as I’m fast discovering, when you’ve got a book that you love and believe in, and it’s about to be published, the conversation flows easily – particularly with an excellent host for company. (AKA … Read More
Spreading online book love and possibilities for authors
I was due, well truthfully, I’m overdue, to write a blog post on my recent writing residency on Norfolk Island, along with several other overdue topics. But Covid 19 has thrown everyone’s plans and lives into disarray. I’m not going to comment on the huge and scary happenings out there … Read More
New Year, New Book, Brand New Website
Well, it’s moved rapidly into the New Year and exciting things are happening! I’m truly delighted to launch my brand new website and absolutely thrilled with the beautiful layout designed by Jin and Co. I love the clean, simple style and think it’s a great place to showcase my soon-to-be-released … Read More
No Small Shame – Ta Da! A Cover!
I am so excited to be able to reveal the beautiful cover for my novel No Small Shame due for release 1 April 2020. Set in Australia, in the last chaotic days of WW1, Mary O’Donnell, a young Scottish immigrant must make an impossible choice that will change her life … Read More