From Hook To Book

Feb
28
The Year That Wasn’t …

2020 was the year that wasn’t at all what it was supposed to be for many of us. So many plans were cancelled or delayed, or never saw daylight due to lockdowns. But, alongside some major disappointments, the year also brought many positives for me. This post, being February, is … Read More

Oct
07
Releasing a book in Lockdown!

Releasing a book during a pandemic lockdown, what can I say? Probably quite a lot, but I’ll try to keep it nice! Honestly, if anyone had told me that this would be the way of the world when my debut novel came out, I’d’ve probably thrown my hands in the … Read More

May
27
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

Apr
14
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

Apr
12
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

Apr
01
#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

Mar
18
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

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