Interconnectedness

The world can be a complicated place. Now in my fifties, I often think this. ¬†I suppose we all do to some extent. It's not thinking about 'the good old days' as such, but contemplating just how much our world has changed since I was born. Quite a few things have happened when I think … Continue reading Interconnectedness

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What is Female Empowerment?

And here I am back after yet another blog hiatus! There are some good reasons - being flat out editing Frontier Defiant (Book 3 in the Frontier Trilogy) is one, and polishing up another novel, tentatively called Amethyst Pledge, is another. Add to that, being part of the cast and crew of our local Sound … Continue reading What is Female Empowerment?

The Art of Onsen

I haven't updated this blog for a while, mainly due to the fact that we're travelling, but courtesy of a slight knee tweak skiing yesterday, I'm having a rest day so that I can ski my socks off on our last day, tomorrow. It snowed last night, and I'm sitting in the lobby of the … Continue reading The Art of Onsen

Thinking About All Kinds of Stuff

There are some weeks when I just think a lot. This week I've been thinking about all kinds of things. A lot of them have been Halloween related - for several reasons. The first reason is that I have a short story in the anthology The Cat the Crow and the Cauldron¬†which is by a … Continue reading Thinking About All Kinds of Stuff

The Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Recently I saw a post on Facebook that said "When cancer takes a life we blame cancer. Depression is a disease. Don't blame the victim for losing the fight." I've been thinking about it quite a bit. Partly because mental illness has touched our family, and partly because I've just submitted a story to the … Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Health Issues

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

What a Weekend! (And it’s still not quite over…)

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…)

Pondering Ethics In The Real World, And The Worlds Of Our Imaginations.

I've been watching a few Goodreads threads this week, and also a few threads on Facebook in a couple of group I participate in. They've been about a variety of things, but mostly about sexism and exploitation.I was struck by the variety of reasoning used by the various posters.There were discussions about historical accuracy in … Continue reading Pondering Ethics In The Real World, And The Worlds Of Our Imaginations.

Writing, Writing and Continuing to Dream

It's been busy. We've just come back from three weeks overseas in Canada and the US, and I'm about to launch back into my day job, while of course continuing to write.Hague Publishing has just sent the file of Frontier Incursion to the printer. It was released as an eBook in late September 2012, and … Continue reading Writing, Writing and Continuing to Dream