The Value of An Ideas File

This week I have had it really brought home to me the real value of an Ideas file. As a writer, ideas come to me at the oddest times. I can be browsing in a magazine or a newspaper and I will see something that sparks and idea or the germ of an idea that […]

The year in review

2013 is almost done and dusted … and at this time of the year it’s great to look back at the past year and reflect on acheivements and also those things that could we could have done better… Firstly what I could have done better … For a little while I have been asking blog […]

Kayla’s Christmas

My latest Rural Romance Kayla’s  Christmas Available Now Amazon Smashwords Kayla Anders, betrayed, broke and unemployed, heads into the mountains to regroup… involvement with a man is not on her radar, but when she discovers she’s sharing the secluded lodge with a sexy Scotsman…she vows she’ll never walk blindly into another relationship, especially with a man carrying […]

Felicity Price – Guest post

Today I have a guest post by multi-published author Felicity Price – author of the moving story In My Mothers’ Shoes This story is told from the perspective of three women caught up in the adoption triangle … the birthmother, the adoptive mother and the adopted daughter…this is a triangle played out in countless families […]

The End

It’s such a satisfying sensation to type these two words. At long last after several hiccups and blind paths where I had to backtrack,  I’ve finally managed to type these two magic words on my Christmas themed romance  Kayla’s Christmas.   It’s really weird. This book started out as a light-hearted romp and before I knew […]

The Viking Runes…an Interesting New Field

One of the real advantages of attending a writer’s retreat is having the chance to explore new ideas. In this case it was not a “new”  idea…more a case of visiting an ancient idea, The Viking Runes as used by The Ancient Oracle. In a workshop given by author Jen Yates and Gaylene Atkins, they showed […]

Writer’s Retreat

A Writer’s retreat that left me buzzing. Held at the Paradise Valley Lodge near Rotorua,  New Zealand’s thermal wonderland. The Lodge is in a peaceful rural setting far from the madding crowds, with manicured gardens that are not only a delight to the eye, they gave us time to replenish our creative minds and souls. The retreat is a […]

Man Booker Prize … Eleanor Catton

It was wonderful to see a fellow New Zealand Author take out this fantastic literary prize I’ve downloaded a copy of The Luminaries that won the 2013 Man/Booker Prize. I’ve read all the contradictory reviews on Amazon with as many people hating it as loving it … at the moment I’m trying to decide which camp I’m in… The […]

Spring Heralds in the Christmas Season

Spring has well and truly sprung in the Southern Hemisphere… and brought with it gales and storms that have battered the whole country, and in typical spring fashion temperatures are up and down…one day it’s summer heat…the next I’m fishing out winter gear. Spring heralds the start of the Christmas season…and already there are all the […]

Coming Soon – Kayla’s Christmas – Cover Reveal

  Coming Soon  –   Kayla’s Christmas   Sometimes it’s the unexpected that brings the most joy… For Kayla betrayed, out of work and broke, the prospect of having a merry Christmas seems like a cruel joke…until fate steps in and lends a hand in the most unexpected fashion… Kayla has finished with men and heartbreak…she’s invested three years […]

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