For One Night Only

Today I’m welcoming Phillipa Fioretti back to my blog. We’ve been writing buddies since our debut novels hit the shelves in 2010 and I’ve been waiting impatiently for her latest release with Momentum Books, For One Night Only. I wasn’t disappointed. Phillipa’s stories have a lightness of touch that always captivates me and this was Continue reading

And the winners are!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop! What an amazing variety of fabulous books which are now winging their way to new homes. A huge thank you to Shelleyrae from Book’d Out for organising the event again this year. I had a lovely time revisiting wonderful, evocative Continue reading

Australia Day Book Giveaway!

It’s the Australia Day Book Giveaway Thanks to Shelleyrae from Book’d Out for setting up an Australia Day Book Giveaway again this year. Click here to visit the site and find other wonderful opportunities to win books. And what ever you’re doing to celebrate it – enjoy!! So what does Australia Day mean to you? Continue reading

Genre Celebrations!

Calling all lovers of Genre Fiction! This coming weekend the wonderful team at QWC, headed by new CEO Meg Vann, is staging GenreCon an inaugural event to celebrate all things about romance, speculative fiction, fantasy stories, paranormals, erotica, general women’s fiction and the list goes on. In fact, let’s just celebrate writing and great stories!! GenreCon is Continue reading

I’m here!

I didn’t think life could get any more hectic, but it seems it can… I’m sat in bed with a cup of tea, GW and Zeus snoring peacefully beside me, catching up on emails, blogs, twitter, Face Book and the mail. Can’t quite see an end in sight yet and my laptop’s in danger of Continue reading

Guest blogging with Phillipa Fioretti

I’m guest blogging with fellow Hachette author, Phillipa Fioretti, tonight and tomorrow. She’s put me under the microscope with some very curly questions! Find us at: And keep an eye out for Fragment of Dreams, Phillipa’s latest novel, out soon with Hachette Australia!

Despair – a necessary angst?

And so we come to the final instalment of Robb’s thoughts on writing. It’s been an interesting week and I’ve loved reading other people’s take on the process. A huge thank you to Robb for giving so generously of his time and wisdom! 3-D Writing, Part 3 3-D writing is the art of surrounding readers Continue reading

Robb Grindstaff – Fine Art of Description

3-D Writing, Part 2 3-D writing is the art of surrounding readers with your story, pulling them in and making them a part of it rather than just a reader. Dialog, Description and Despair are three key facets: the three Ds of 3-D writing. Description Much like dialog, there is a perfect amount of description Continue reading