From Hook To Book
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
No Small Shame – The Dreaded Edit
The dreaded round one edit for my novel wasn’t so bad! After all! I wasn’t sure what to expect for my first novel-length edit. My previously published work has either been short fiction for children that I can truthfully say had very few changes made to the words, or short … Read More
Wow! What a wonderful weekend? HNSA 2019 was a brilliant conference bringing together authors, academics and readers. It was a weekend featuring fabulous organisation, so many terrific panels spread over three separate streams, fantastic food, a swashbuckling sword fighting demonstration over Sunday’s luncheon, and the chance to catch up with … Read More
HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency 2019
When I first saw the Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) announcement of their inaugural Colleen McCullough Residency, I was blown away by the generosity of the prize and the amazing opportunity open to all eligible attendees at the 2019 HNSA Conference in Sydney last weekend. Who wouldn’t want to spend … Read More
A Change of Book Title and A Change of Author Name!
Well the book part of the journey From Hook to Book is coming real now. Lots has been happening of late. Quite fortuitously, an overseas trip – May/June – meant I didn’t have time to fret over what the first round of edits on my manuscript might reveal. Sadly for … Read More
HNSA Melbourne Chapter Readings Night
With a debut novel coming out in a few months, it will soon be time to start spreading the word on my new novel. But recently, I was really honoured to be asked by the Historical Novel Society of Australasia Melbourne Chapter to be their featured reader at their July … Read More
The Journey From Hook to Book
From Hook to Book – Yes, indeed! Well almost! A book is on the way!!! My adult historical novel, The Swing Tree, is to be published by Impact Press (an imprint of Ventura Press) in March 2020. It’s been a big journey from hook to the book. Several more years … Read More