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.
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
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’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