Amethyst Pledge is due for release on the 17th of April. I was going to have a lovely affair down at Double Picc, one of our local cafes where I often sit to write, involving coffee, snacks and book signings. This is looking incredibly unlikely right now. We're not 'locked down' as such (although I … Continue reading Book Launch
I've got a Goodreads Giveaway starting today. If you'd like the chance to win a signed paperback of Frontier Incursion, just click and enter! (And it's 6.25pm AEDT, and it's not yet open - must be operating on US time. Can only be a few hours to go!) Goodreads Book Giveaway Frontier Incursion by Leonie … Continue reading Goodreads Giveaway
Now that Frontier Defiant is finally launched and winging its way through the world, I've taken the opportunity to do a little more reading. Often when I'm editing or writing furiously, I read stuff that's familiar - old favourites, like Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey, or Brandon Sanderson. I like a good comfort read, rediscovering old … Continue reading Catching Up on Reading and Other Stuff
Last weekend marked the end of our local production of The Sound of Music. After six months of hard work, eight shows, and eight standing ovations, we turned the local high school hall back into a hall, and left the mountains of Austria. I spent the months pretending to be Sister Margaretta, while helping teach … Continue reading Finally Back and Writing Again
As I write, I'm sitting here in my pyjamas, trying not to fall asleep. It's Sunday evening, and I've spent today and yesterday helping to 'bump in' our local production of The Sound of Music. I still have paint under my fingernails, despite the shower, and I'm rather tired. However, I'm home, and some of … Continue reading Being Busy, Yet Again.
I've been a little absent from my blog for the last few weeks. Firstly there was the Scone Literary Long Weekend, which you can read about in the post below, which I reblogged from Kaz Delaney's site, and then the worst thing that can happen to a writer happened. (Well, maybe not, but I think … Continue reading A Slightly Belated Post and a New Release.
On Thursday I'm hopping on an aeroplane and heading off to Perth. I'm lucky enough to be going to Swancon - Perth's Science Fiction convention. It's the fortieth anniversary of Swancon, and this year it's the Natcon - or National Convention. At Swancon, on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, Frontier Resistance will be launched in paperback … Continue reading Official Release of Frontier Resistance Paperback – Swancon 40
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!
Tomorrow will be the first day of my blog tour. I'm touring courtesy of Roxanne Rhoads at Bewitching Book Tours, and Andrew from Hague Publishing. The tour kicks off at Pembroke Sinclair, with an interview. So if you'd like to know what makes me tick as a writer, wander along and check out the interview. … Continue reading Blog Tour Starts Tomorrow!
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.