The End of 2014 and the Writing Year Ahead

As I sit here, buried under the cat (The cat MUST sit on me every time I write, and because it's hot he's extra cuddly) typing away, I'm pondering the past year. I'm sure nearly every blogger in the world will write a retrospective post, and to a certain extent, so am I this year. … Continue reading The End of 2014 and the Writing Year Ahead

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When Peace Is Shattered.

It's the time of year when everyone posts about Christmas. I was thinking I'd do the same thing, but then I decided that I'd be a bit different and post about something else. There's been a lot of stuff happening this year. For the first time, my husband and I have been 'empty nesters' - … Continue reading When Peace Is Shattered.

Thoughts on the Sydney Siege.

It's hard to write what I'm really feeling tonight. Thirty six hours ago a gunman took hostages in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in Sydney, and about seventeen hours later, the gunman and two hostages died. By all accounts, the gunman was a nutter with a previous record of violence and the two hostages … Continue reading Thoughts on the Sydney Siege.

Stuff On The Internet

Like myself, you've probably spent the last few years being bombarded with all kinds of online information. As a writer, I've wandered through free sites that have offered some excellent tips on improving my writing skills, and I've also been offered the 'opportunity' to purchase all kinds of revolutionary marketing services and all of the … Continue reading Stuff On The Internet

Why It’s A Good Idea To Read Book 1 First

Yesterday our daughter and I were sitting down having coffee with my parents. Dad's always been a fan of Science Fiction and Fantasy, as are both of our kids. It was recently our son's birthday, and since I knew that he didn't have a paperback set of The Hunger Games books, we decided to give … Continue reading Why It’s A Good Idea To Read Book 1 First

Speaking And Writing In My Own Voice

As the weather hots up and the month wears on, I've been continuing along on my blog tour with Bewitching Book Tours. It's been a busy few weeks, with interviews, spotlights, top tens (chocolate!) and guest blog posts. I've been thinking quite a lot about stuff and it seems to be the time of year when … Continue reading Speaking And Writing In My Own Voice

What a Busy Blog Touring Week!

The first week of my blog tour is now over. There have been interviews and spotlights, and I've been writing frantically to make sure I'm organised for this week's events. Many thanks to all the bloggers involved, and especially from Roxanne Rhoads from Bewitching Book Tours. This week I'll be at: November 10 Guest blog … Continue reading What a Busy Blog Touring Week!