Looking forward to Sculpture in the Gaol at Trial Bay this Sunday, August 7. It’s the eighth year of this great local, artistic initiative in such a beautiful setting. I’ll be talking on stage about the history of the gaol, and selling my books in the Trial Bay series from my stall…pop by and say … More Sculpture in the Gaol
Corrosion is maintaining its No One spot on Amazon.com.au (the Australian site) in Kindle eBooks !! See the screen grab above! For those who’ve ordered a print copy from me, the copies should arrive late next week. If you’d like to order a print copy, msg me here! or email email@example.com And if you’d … More Corrosion stays at #One spot in Kindle eBooks
Photograph by Flora Greenslade. Okay…so you’re asking – rust? Rust is a nasty thing, we all know that. Metal objects crumbling away in the weather, rotting and corroding over time. Well, I’m using rust here as a metaphor, people! As in rusting, deteriorating relationships. I’m fascinated, as are many (most?) of us about how people tick, … More Worst Advice We’ve Heard about Rust
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
On the journey to produce my Young Adult book Collision were so many creative steps. A crucial part, once the book is ready for publication, is the cover design, which includes the “blurb” on the back. The reader, whether of a print or ebook, may know of the writer as the initial stimulus, or have … More From concept to design
The Lost Journal What happens when you find your old journal, and in it is jotted the bones of a story? What happens if that story has been rattling around in your head for fourteen years? What happens if you’ve always wanted to write, and now finally you have time to pursue this dream? … More The Lost Journal
Donya Metzger, American Vocal Coach, Learning Track Producer and a Capella Director, recently ran a workshop with Coastal a Capella chorus on Movement For Voice. Donya invited us to Be, Play and Allow. While this invitation was fun, it challenged us. Further, I began to explore the importance of creativity, not only for singing, but other pursuits like writing, … More Being, Playing, Allowing for Creativity
I Visit Terrigal High School for Book Week! On Friday August 28, 2015, Terrigal High School librarian, Ms Lyndall Gale, and Head Teacher English, Ms Carla Vieusseux, invite me to present an hour workshop on creative writing as part of Book Week. Ms Gale has purchased a copy of Collision by PJ Byer for the library! … More I Visit Terrigal High School for Book Week!
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?
The day a new writer dreams of has arrived, and my book is published! Above is the completed cover. So much hard work, long hours of editing and editing drift into the ether as I see my book up on Amazon. I feel lucky that I’ve enjoyed the writing process, I fall into a reverie … More Collision is published July 5, 2015 on Amazon