Today is the hottest day this Spring so far. According to the internet, it hit 39 degrees (celcius) about 25km away. We're usually just a little hotter, so I'm guessing that we may have been about 40 degrees here. And it's only October. We've done hot. For years we lived in the Pilbara Region of … Continue reading Weather
I"ve been a Dr Who fan for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, we'd watch an episode every week day evening from Monday to Thursday on the ABC. The first doctor I remember clearly was Patrick Troughton - the Dr with the recorder stuck in the Tardis console. I vaguely … Continue reading Dr Who Musings
One of the things I've learnt since my publishing journey began, is that I'm not that great at first pages or back cover blurbs. I'm lucky that I have a publisher who looked past my first chapter and read the whole story and thought it had enough potential to publish - something that many publishers wouldn't have … Continue reading Manuscript First Pages – Things I’ve learnt along the way.
Well, Frontier Resistance is now officially launched. Friday night, at the opening function of the Scone Literary Long Weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to speak in front of nearly 100 people about eBooks, and how a brand new eBook is published, and then read from the first chapter of Resistance to officially launch the … Continue reading What a Weekend! (And it’s still not quite over…)
Tomorrow is the official launch date for Frontier Resistance. It's the second book in my Frontier Series, and continues the tale of Shanna and her friends as they confront the alien invaders. 'The Garsal have landed and Frontier has changed forever. Even as Shanna and her friends struggle to master their new gifts before the … Continue reading Frontier Resistance Launch – Tomorrow!
It's only a few days now until Frontier Resistance is published, and apart from thinking about that, I've been thinking about cats. Why might you ask? I think it's because I enjoy writing about them, and they form a very important part of the Frontier Series. I am, very definitely, a cat person. Even now … Continue reading Cats
Frontier Incursion, book one in the Frontier Series, now has a brand new book trailer! You can view it on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvymDYRwj6Y
As regular followers of my blog probably know, I have a bit of a feminist bent. My last post was about heading off to celebrate our daughter's twenty-first birthday in the town where she attends university. Over the last few days we've been chatting and catching up, and one of the subjects that came up … Continue reading When Is Enough Enough? (Or why should young women expect to be groped or harassed every time they go out?)
Today I'm off to go and spend a week with our eldest child. This week coming she turns twenty-one. It's hard to imagine that twenty-one years have passed since we first held that tiny (or so we thought until we saw everyone else's babies) 3880g (8lb 9oz) baby in our arms. She had a full … Continue reading Twenty First Birthdays
The internet is a wonderful place. It's full of all kinds fascinating stories and information and I think it's wonderful, amazing and potentially dangerous. The biggest problems with the internet are its immediacy and its accessibility. In a little while I'll finish writing this post and then press a button. Instantaneous opinion will appear online, … Continue reading THINK