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Monster Hunters part 2

Part two has arrived. I’m so glad I decided to do this. It’s been a helpful tool to force myself to keep writing in what is a very busy season. I know I’ve mentioned this before but having deadlines really helps. Another reason I am doing this is that I felt I needed to write some stories without overthinking them.… Read more →

New Short Story

It’s been a long time since I last posted anything. I don’t have any excuses, just an explanation: life. Starting my own business turned out to be more time-consuming than I anticipated and writing had to come second to getting things off the ground. It’s not that I haven’t been writing, it’s just that the writing has been relegated to… Read more →

Making the best

Yesterday I sent my book to the printers… For those of you who have been following, this marks seven months since my book has been out of print because my wonderful publisher had to close down. Why on earth did I wait seven months, you ask? In short, because I am a slow processor. I’ve learned this about myself in… Read more →

The Dreamer’s Tears re-release

After six months of uncertainty regarding The Dreamer’s Tears I can finally announce that I have re-released the ebook. I’m hoping to have print books available soon but in the meantime I am so happy that the book is available for readers once again. You can buy a copy here. Why have I decided to self-publish? Well, after so much… Read more →

Leaving the doldrums

I hope this is true of all writers at some point in their writing career but recently I hit the doldrums.                 That first definition is pretty much where my ship has been sitting for the past six months. I have an idea how I got there but I’m still surprised it lasted… Read more →

Storytelling bliss

I’m in the weirdest writing place I’ve ever been. I’m not writing nearly enough and I’m not consumed with the self-pressure of getting a story done. But while I busy myself with my new business, I have this story writing itself in the back of my mind. When I do manage to scrounge up some writing time (mostly on weekends,… Read more →

World Read Aloud Day!

On the 24th of February it is WORLD READ ALOUD DAY! There are two reasons I am very excited about this day. Firstly, I have two very distinct readers in my house: a son who consumes books like a drug, and a daughter who cannot sit still long enough to finish a sentence. She’s well into senior primary now and… Read more →

Seasons

I’m in my second month of starting my own business (you can check out more on that here) and finding little or no time to write. And though I love what I’m doing, I had one of those days today where reality set in… I haven’t written for days and the stories on my head are succumbing to gravity and… Read more →

Free Picture Book!

I am SO excited to announce that the book I helped to make in November at Book Dash is LIVE! This is one of the many free books available on the Book Dash website, so share, share, share. This was my first picture book endeavor and thanks to the incredible talents of Julie Smith-Belton (designer) and Mary-Anne Hampton (illustrator) this… Read more →

New Day

This year I start a whole new season of my life. I left my job of 7 years and am starting my own design business from home. It’s a huge step for me and my family but all of us hope it will mean more writing time – eventually. This past year was equal parts glorious and agonising – normal… Read more →