Let the Muse Take the Lead

Kicking off  my guest blogs for 2013 is Rachael Johns. Congratulations to Rach for being shortlisted for the Australian Romance Readers Awards. It’s a wonderful accolade and richly deserved. Please make her very welcome as she shares some of her writing process. Hi Helene – thank you so much for having me back on your Continue reading

Flitting again…

What are your earliest reading memories? Were you a library junkie? Were books the only birthday presents you really loved? I’m over with the Australia Romance Readers Association today chatting about why I’m a reader. Find me at : http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com If you are an avid reader, especially of the Romance Genre with all its fabulous sub-genres, Continue reading

Just hanging out

Apart from fighting off a cold that was doing its best to flatten me, and my webpage server having its own little unschedule break, I had a lovely weekend catching up with friends and even fitting in a couple of writerly things. Saturday morning I went to Mossman and chatted with readers and librarians as Continue reading

Burning Lies

Today is release day for BURNING LIES. For me it’s just another day in the office so I hope the gorgeous cover is catching the eye of readers all over Australia while I fly from Townsville to Mount Isa and home to Cairns:-) To help celebrate I’m visiting two of my favourite blogs today. On Continue reading

Australian Romance Readers Awards 2011

Oh my, what a wonderful evening celebrating romance. Readers and authors flew in from all around the country to attend the Australian Romance Readers Association’s gala dinner at the Castlereagh Hotel in Sydney.  Apart from having fun – and that’s obligatory – the evening is to announce the ARRA awards for 2011.  Members of ARRA nominate Continue reading

Smell the roses…

Last night it rained and rained and rained some more – 190 mms in the rain gauge and the swimming pool is full again. This morning the sky is gunmetal grey with a pale blush of dawn, the grass is vibrant green, the plants are standing tall. Maybe the wet season has finally arrived?! I Continue reading

Love is in the air

Love is in the air and I’m guilty of mistreating John Paul Young’s song lyrics… (He’s no relation by the way!) Today, as the guest of the Australian Romance Readers Association, I’m talking about romance and St Valentine’s Day – since it is tomorrow after all 😉 Drop by for a chat and if you leave Continue reading

Bronwyn Parry – Finding the heart of Dungirri

I’m very excited to welcome award winning author Bronwyn Parry to my blog today. Bronwyn was recently awarded the Best Romantic Suspense Novel in the ARRA awards. She’s also a finalist in the RWAmerica RITA and the Daphne Du Maurier Award (go Bron!). Helene, thanks so much for inviting me to ‘visit’! It’s been wonderful being Continue reading