Logan Library Lovers

What a fabulous evening! The Logan Library welcomed Romance with arms wide open and embraced us all in a great big warm hug last night. Thank you to Chris Orpen and her fantastic team for putting on such a wonderful evening. It was fun to spend time with fellow writers Amy Andrews and Denise Rossetti, Continue reading

Coffs and Bello

Coffs and Bello? Sounds like I’ve got a bad chest cold when in fact I’ve just had the most wonderful couple of days in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen. It started with chauffeur drive pick up from Coffs Harbour. Wagtail Cottage B&B is gorgeous, but add in the wonderful host, Jenn and Jeanette, plus Daiquiri and Continue reading

Masochistic tendencies…

Why oh why do I do it…. I have an end of May deadline for my next book on top of an already busy month with two library visits and a QWC writing course to run in Mission Beach, but still I go and buy irresistible books!! (And over the next month these three lovely Continue reading

Spotlight on Romantic Suspense

Along with my fellow Romantic Suspense authors, Bronwyn Parry, Sandy Curtis, Shannon Curtis and Karlene Blakemore- Mowle, I’m over chatting about our upcoming panel at the RWA Diamonds are Forever Conference on the Gold Coast. Drop by to say hello at the RWA Blog You can find more information about Australian Romantic Suspense at our Continue reading

April’s treasures

Good things come in threes, they say. So April is definitely full of good things. My three writing buddies from Australian Outback Romances and Mysteries have all released new novels this week. Bronwyn Parry’s long awaited third book, DEAD HEAT, has been published by Hachette Australia. THE ROAD HOME by fellow Penguin author, Fiona Palmer, Continue reading


What a fabulous evening in Taree! I know that country  Australia has a well deserved reputation for its warm welcome, but Taree outdid itself last night. Thanks to Shelleyrae (of Book’d Out fame) and Danielle, Margie and Cheryl from Greater Taree Library for organising the evening.  Nikki from Manning Valley Books provided a lovely display Continue reading

Word in edgeways?

I once had a boss who maintained that a woman is issued with a set number of words per day and god help the man who doesn’t allow her to use them all… I think he was trying to say I talked too much… Who me? Whatever the truth, Lisa Heidke and myself are using Continue reading

Kate, from North Star

Ever wanted to know just a little more about a character in a story? I frequently find myself wondering about characters long after I’ve finished a book, so today I’m putting one under the spot light. Karly Lane has kindly allowed me to interview Kate, her heroine in North Star, her latest release by Allen Continue reading

Karly Blakemore-Mowle

I’m very excited to be able to welcome another Australian Romantic Suspense author, Karly Blakemore-Mowle, to my blog today! Karly’s a very prolific author with three books released this year. I read her book FALLOUT a couple of months ago and loved it! OPERATION SUMMER STORM is out now with Wild Rose Press. THE CATTLEMAN’S RUNAWAY Continue reading

Phillipa Fioretti – The Book of Love

Welcome, Phillipa, I’m delighted to have a fellow Hachette Australia author visiting my blog. I’m looking forward to April and the launch of The Book of Love (out in time for Mothers Day!). The cover is very beautiful. To celebrate having my first Hachette author I’m giving away a copy of ‘Border Watch’. Look for Continue reading