And the winners are??

Thanks to everyone who participated in the NORTHERN HEAT Pre-release Blog Tour. All the wonderful bloggers who welcomed me into their worlds did an amazing job. Thanks to the readers who stopped by for a chat and shared the posts around. NORTHERN HEAT made it into the  Bestselling Top 10 on iTunes and Top 100 Continue reading

And the real jetty is?

I’m visiting Fleur McDonald’s blog today talking about small towns and why I love writing about them. Fleur’s also found the jetty which features on Safe Harbour’s cover. It’s the Esperance Tanker Jetty! Fiona Palmer picked it when the cover was first released and Fleur’s now shared a link to a newspaper story in The 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

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

Let’s talk Craft with Fleur McDonald!

Today’s guest is best selling author, Fleur McDonald, who’s going to sharesome of her writing process with us. Welcome, Fleur, lets talk craft! Okay, let’s do! Panster, plotter or scener, or a combination? Well I tend to be a bit a panster! I often think I’m going to plan – start out on lovely large pieces of butchers Continue reading

Snuggle pot and cuddle pie

It’s Aussie Author April! Bronwyn Parry, a fellow Hachette Author, has a wonderful post on one of her favourite Australian authors, Ethel Turner. It took me back to being a child, sitting in front of my Grandmother’s black and white TV, watching Seven Little Australians and sucking my thumb as the dramas unfolded. I loved Continue reading

The power of words

It’s wonderful to see so many people rallying to help others. My publisher Hachette has made a very generous donation to the appeal and when I checked on the list of corporate donors on the website I was amazed at the extent of donations and the diversity of companies helping out. Lovely to see 🙂 Continue reading

An importer with a sense of humour :-)

In our house there’s an ongoing obsession with boats, more specifically catamarans. Every couple of months my husband comes up with a new scheme to allow us to buy the dream cat (so far we’re still dreaming…). He came across this site yesterday and it provided me with the most entertainment I’ve ever had on Continue reading

And the winner is?

Congrats to Catherine Evans, the winner of Fleur McDonald’s lovely book, ‘Red Dust’. It’s winging its way to you now, Catherine and I know you’ll love it!! Thanks to everyone who dropped by and of course a huge thank you to Fleur for giving us some wonderful insights into her writing journey.