This book is about to be released in late May/early June 2016. It’s been a labour of love, and my editor is perusing it for final “tweaks.” This story is set more than forty years prior to Collison, Book 1, and explores the strained dynamic between Stella’s father Paul as a teenager, and his mother, … More A Cover Reveal for Corrosion, Book 2 in the Trial Bay Series.
If you would like to check out Jen at http://jenryland.blogspot.com.au and her YA Romantics site I’d appreciate it. Jen is putting up Indie Inbox on December 31 with a list of about nine Indie Writers and their books. My book Collision is included. Visitors to the site vote on their favourite book or the book that most appeals … More YA Romantics
Now, I may not have built a writing empire quite yet, but I’ve got to say that the humble librarian has been so helpful to me on this quest. You may not want to build a writing empire, but have your own dreams…how can the librarian assist you to reach that goal? This is … More How to Build an Empire with Librarians
Okay, so getting teens and younger ones to read can be like pulling teeth. Especially with social media demands and temptations, like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and apps on their iPhone or other devices. Here are some ideas, with thanks to The Guardian. 1. Have a parent who loves reading. With Mum and/ or Dad … More Five ways to get young people reading
I’m so pleased to introduce Audrey Greathouse, author of The Neverland Wars, who has just signed a contract with publishers Clean Teen. Her answers are fascinating and perceptive, and are a great insight into how persistence pays off for a hard-working, talented writer like Audrey. Firstly, congratulations on your publishing deal with Clean Teen…very exciting! Can you … More Meet Audrey Greathouse, Author of The Neverland Wars
I’ve been a little quiet recently because, amongst other things, I’ve been busily writing the prequel to Collision. I’ll write more about this soon, but it’s flowing out nicely…don’t want to jinx myself! Each Friday I go to our Writers’ group (we’re down to three with Tima Maria Lacoba and Erna at the moment, but … More Just keep writing, as Dory says…
Audrey Lands a Book Deal. Congratultions to you Audrey, your persistence paid off. This publisher sounds very fair and encouraging.
In Australia, of our approximate twenty five million inhabitants, the vast majority of us hug the coast, mainly the east coast. We’re an island, after all, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of kilometres of coastline. There’s far fewer of us in the remote centre or the dusty outback. We love water in any form ~ … More Beach…water, surf, sun. What’s not to like?
So, here’s the thing…I’m drawn to mysteries, where things have happened in the past, and these events and decisions affect the present. I’m drawn to stories where there are secrets and misunderstandings. Certain characters struggle with decisions about when and how to reveal these secrets, and this has consequences for others, who perhaps are unaware … More Mystery…or, what’s gonna happen next?
A man is chasing her. She’s out in the sticks, up the coast. It’s a rainy, dark night. She crouches, terrified. My main character, Stella, is a runaway from Newcastle, NSW. She thinks she knows how to look after herself, but before too long she’s in a frightening situation. Red-hot angry, she ran from home. … More Keep running