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

Nov
14
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

Apr
05

It?s time for me to get back to blogging, but, from now on, without always spending hours researching or pedantically connecting all my posts to serious writing subjects, which takes away from real, actual writing time. At the beginning of a new novel project real writing is top of my … Read More

Mar
09

As a?writer of?historical fiction, many an hour I?ve spent?to great result in the State Library of Victoria, PROV and various local and overseas’ libraries. So it was dismaying for me to read a recent blog post on research, on a major, international writing website, that alleged?researching your novel in a … Read More

Mar
11

Today I welcome?international best-selling author,?wonderful writer and friend, Alison Reynolds to celebrate the launch of her, and very talented illustrator, Heath McKenzie’s newest picture book?A New Friend for Marmalade. A New Friend for Marmalade?is the sequel to Alison and Heath’s first collaboration,?A Year with Marmalade, which has sold more than … Read More

Mar
03

I have been tagged by lovely and prolific writer and friend Alison Reynolds to share my writing process in the “Tagged” blog tour. A bit of a worry since, as a child, I was “Chris of the Scabby Knees”, more likely to fall over than tag anyone. So just as … Read More

Feb
13

Certain indisputable beliefs were planted in the minds of all television-watching children of the fifties and sixties raised on a diet of cowboy and wild west movies. And of course John Wayne. Settlers rode horses, carried guns, could shoot an indian off a hillside half-a-mile away and pick off their … Read More

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