Last week I wrote about the never ending search that many authors face to attract an agent. Ideally, the author attracts an agent as a result of their scintillating writing, and the agent then miraculously opens the doors to the major publishing houses and all of a sudden there's an amazing contract on the author's … Continue reading Book Marketing
Although I've had one book published, and another is to be published shortly, I don't have an agent. I'm not self published (thank you Hague Publishing!), and not really in a position for agent hunting right now, due to my current publishing commitments, but I was prompted to think about the whole agent thing again … Continue reading The Never Ending Agent Issue.
After years living in the PIlbara, we moved to the Hunter Valley. One of the most wonderful things about the Pilbara was the weather. Pilbara weather is dramatic. For much of the year it's hot, but not 'just' hot. If you live on the coast, the heat is like being smothered in a thick, wet, … Continue reading Storm Time
As I write this, I've just finished "Words of Radiance" by Brandon Sanderson. I read the first of this series not long after its release and absolutely loved it, so I've been eagerly awaiting the second installation. I thought therefore, that I'd write this post partly as a book review, and partly as a discussion … Continue reading How Do You Keep Your Readers Enthralled?
It's now been a week since our kids went off to uni. We live in a rural area, so we've always known that should our kids wish to pursue higher education, they'd be leaving home at eighteen. Our daughter went off two years ago, and our son this year. They're in two different universities very … Continue reading Empty Nesting Week 1
Both of our kids have now left home for university. We live in a rural area of Australia, and we've known for years that our kids would have to leave home for higher education. We've always had pets, and over the years we've had a variety of animals pass through our house. There's always at … Continue reading People and Their Animal Friends