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
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

Feb
05
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

Nov
22
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

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

Oct
31
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

Sep
04

My Month of Writing is over. Yay! I achieved my goal of adding 25,000-words to my manuscript and met my deadline last Friday 31st August at 7.29pm. (Then I collapsed with exhaustion! And wine!) I only exceeded my goal by a miniscule 93 words but I?m really pleased with the … Read More

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