Cairns Tropical Writers Festival

We have six days to make our way north to Blue Water Marina in time for the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival – I do hope the weather behaves! Check out all the details of the full programme at: CTWF Programme. The Literary Dinner, starring Madga Szubanski in conversation with Helen Chryssides, is sold out, but there’s Continue reading


2016 Australia Day Book Giveaway!

I’m delighted to be part of the Book’d Out Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop celebrating Australian Writers and stories. I’m giving away a copy of NORTHERN HEAT and a matching book beanbag – the perfect place to rest your book or your e-reader when you’re snuggled up reading! I’m also giving away a copy Continue reading


Travels in the Top End with Annie Seaton

I’m delighted to welcome Annie Seaton to the blog today to talk about the research for her new release, KAKADU SUNSET. I loved the story, particularly the evocative sense of place. It’s so real! To celebrate the release we’re giving away a copy of KAKADU SUNSET to one lucky commentor (Australian readers only). Share the Continue reading


Desperate Deception – a genre-crossing story by DB Tait

I love being able to share recommendations for great books and today you get to meet the author of one of those as well as hear about the story. DB Tait’s first book, Cold Deception, hooked me from the first page. Her second book in the series, Desperate Deception, kept me glued to the pages Continue reading


The inspiration behind the book.

I’m delighted to welcome Jenn J McLeod to my blog. Last week she hosted me as part of my pre-release tour. This week it’s my turn. We’re kindred spirits and her post really resonates with me so I hope you enjoy it too! Please welcome Jenn. As the title tends to suggest, Season of Shadow Continue reading


Cold Deception

I’m always on the look out for new Australian Romantic Suspense writers. There’s a small but dedicated group of us who continue to work to raise the profile of the genre in Australia. Today’s guest, D.B. Tait, writes one hell of a story. COLD DECEPTION is gripping but with truckloads of emotion. How does DB Continue reading


All woman!!

A wonderful thing happened aboard Roobinesque in 2014. I met two women who’ve inspired me in very different ways. In 1979 I watched Deb Wardley (Lawrie) do battle with the aviation giant that was Ansett. She took on the establishment of the old boys’ club to win the right to be Australia’s first female airline Continue reading


The Maxwell Sisters

A very big welcome to Loretta Hill who’s dropped by today as part of her blog tour for the release of The Maxwell Sisters. This is a laugh out loud story with a wonderful diverse cast of characters set in the gorgeous Margaret River. You’ll love it! And if you leave a comment here, or Continue reading


Happy New Year!

As many of you know, I’m something of a sunrise, sunset kind of woman. The sense of anticipation as the sun cracks the horizon is tempered by a certain regret as night overruns the day. New Year’s eve has a similar effect on me. Have I made the most of the year that’s been? Have Continue reading


Writing passion

Have you ever wondered how families deal with authors in the family who write in a genre they don’t read? Are they proud supporters, spruiking the books at every opportunity, or embarrassed by the connection? Romance is a hard enough sell for some  authors, but what if you’re a writer of steamy erotica? Lovely Cate Continue reading