The Dress Rehearsal is Over!

Roobinesque has been scrubbed, painted, polished, waxed and buffed to within an inch of her life. (Sounds like a long session at the day-spa, doesn’t it?) She’s now making an extra knot and a half of boat speed and I swear she had a sexy little wiggle as we departed Boat Works. The last week Continue reading

Harnessing Place in Popular Fiction

I’m visiting the Queensland Writers Centre Blog today to chat about Harnessing Place in Popular Fiction. Drop by for a chat and check out the details on the workshop I’m conducting in Hervey Bay in October. QWC BLOG

Black Cats are good luck!

We had a fabulous evening at Black Cat Books and Café on Thursday celebrating SAFE HARBOUR’s release. A huge thank you to Steph, Hadley and the team. Lovely Meg Vann, CEO of the QWC, kindly agreed to launch the book and do an ‘in conversation’ piece with me which was fun. QWC is so wonderfully supportive Continue reading

Sealed with a kiss

The first thing I noticed at the welcoming cocktail party for GenreCon was the bass note to the buzzing conversation. The second thing was how many familiar faces were there from fellow writers to readers to publishing industry professionals. I’m a regular attendee at RWA conference and those romance writers know how to party, but 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

Where do writers write?

At the Queensland Writers Centre in the Queensland State Library of course! After the shock of landing from Cairns to find the temperature was 17 degrees on Friday, with a wind chill factor taking it even lower, I have to give Brisbane credit for turning on a glorious spring day yesterday. As I walked over 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

Cooktown Charm

Ever heard of a ‘wet jocks’ competition? No? Neither had I until yesterday, but apparently they’re as much fun, only different, as a ‘wet t-shirt competition.’ When I made the long trek north to Cooktown to run a one day writing workshop for Queensland Writers Centre I was expecting to meet some interesting people and Continue reading

Lucky Black Cat!

Steph and her team did it again! Black Cat Books and Cafe at Paddington turned on a wonderful evening to launch ‘Burning Lies’ in Brisbane. Thanks to everyone who made the trek on a chilly Brisbane night. Kevin Gillespie from the Queensland Writers Centre did the honours and launched the book. It was lovely to Continue reading

Flitting here and there again!

I’m gardening with best selling Aussie author, Fleur McDonald, today so come and share your successes or disasters! Find us at The good folk at Queensland Writers Centre have also asked me to visit their blog and talk about writing. I’ll be running a one day writing workshop in Cooktown on Saturday 11th August. Continue reading