Writing New Things

For some years, I've been writing the Frontier Trilogy. By writing, I mean first, second, third draft, submission, acceptance, editing, editing, editing (I could keep typing that one), and then proofreading it. Now that the series is complete and has been released, it all feels a bit weird. It's not like I haven't been writing … Continue reading Writing New Things

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

Frontier Resistance Launch – Tomorrow!

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!

Continuum X – Next Weekend’s activity!

Next weekend I'll be at my very first Science Fiction Convention - Continuum X: Carnival of Lost Souls, in Melbourne. Although I've always loved reading Science Fiction, and now writing it, I've never been to one, as we've always lived in remote, and now rural, Australia.It's really interesting when you tell people that you're going … Continue reading Continuum X – Next Weekend’s activity!

How Do You Keep Your Readers Enthralled?

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?

People and Their Animal Friends

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

After the First Published Book

Frontier Incursion was published at the end of 2012, and for the better part of the last fifteen months I've been writing nearly every day.When I began writing Frontier Incursion, I thought I'd finish the whole story in one book.  After I'd written about 150,000 words I realised that I wasn't anywhere near the end at … Continue reading After the First Published Book