I’ve now ordered a large batch of print copies of both books in the Trial Bay series, Collision, Book 1, and Corrosion, Book 2, for sale for local print orders. If you live in Australia and prefer print copies, please message me on Facebook PJ Byer or email me firstname.lastname@example.org to order print copies – … More Come to Supanova ! Plus order print copy of Corrosion
A fantastic six week placement at MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale. English Co-ordinator, Anne Lovett, engaged me, having chosen Collision as the novel for study for all of Year 10, Term 1 2016. There was a formal introduction at the Whole School Assembly, so that the students and teachers realised that Mrs Berzins was also a … More Author in Residence MCC
I haven’t posted here for ages as there’s been just too much happening in my life!! I plan to do more regular posts to update you about what I’ve been up to, as well as post photos. Here is a taste of what I’ve been up to: 1. Author-in-Residence at MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale, during … More It’s Been Too Long…but I’ve got some good excuses!
Tonight I had the privilege of being a guest at a local Central Coast book club which had chosen Collision as their book. We met at Tuggerah Thai restaurant. They have been meeting for six or seven years, initially pre babies and now negotiating families and work, which is a fantastic feat of juggling and … More Book Clubs ~ sustenance for mind, body and soul
Photographer Janie Barrett, SMH http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-new-years-eve-celebrations-kick-off-with-welcome-to-country-and-family-fireworks-20151231-glxlkl.html It’s New Year’s Day and this isn’t a post about New Year resolutions…sigh of relief. I want to take a moment to reflect on becoming an author over these last three years, and practise an attitude of gratitude. I had a dream (yes, thank you Martin Luther King, you had an even … More How having a dream can help you live a better life
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
1. The energy of teenagers…they are brimming with vitality and spark. 2. Engagement…teens have to be won over, and it’s great when they begin to connect with your message. 3. The shy writers-to-be…the kids who are dying to talk to you and get hints and encouragement about their writing ambitions. 4. The teachers and … More Four Things I Love about my School Author Visits
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
Mallory Heart Reviews Collision, part of the Chick Lit Plus Tour this week…. Review: COLLISION by P. J. Byer What Stella wants most is to “find home,” in the emotional sense, whether she realizes it or not. Her irascible personality alienates the family and friends who wish to be her “home,” so now she’s run … More Is Stella being guided “home”?