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
#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
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
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
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