Perfecting the pitch?

Sadly my singing voice is definitely in retirement and my flute is unlikely to ever be pitch perfect again so I’m not talking ‘perfecting the pitch’ in a musical sense… Today I’m over at the Romance Writers of Australia blog talking about my journey from pitch to publication. RWA is running a series of interviews Continue reading

Getting to the heart of it

Ever wondered how authors create those quirky, vivid small towns that I for one love to read about? Today I have a master of this art as my guest. She’s had a very busy month blogging all over the blogsphere, but she’s made time to come and chat about the differences and similarities in small Continue reading

Pitch perfect

Are you heading to the RWA conference in August? Do you have one or more pitches booked? If so then this blog is for you! I’m the living proof that pitching can work. In 2008 I pitched to Bernadette Foley. In 2010 the book I pitched hit the shelves as Wings of Fear (Border Watch). I Continue reading

What conflict should not do…

Last week I had a look at what conflict shouldn’t be. Today, ably assisted by Zeus, I’m contemplating what conflict should not do to your hero or heroine. Conflict shouldn’t demean them. The conflict can and should challenge them, change them, because we want our characters to grow with the story, but it shouldn’t paint Continue reading

Step back in time with Anna Campbell

It’s 1827. The Greeks and the Turks are locked in bloody warfare. Eventually, the Brits, the French and the Russians will force the Turks into surrender. It’s the last time a naval battle will be fought under sail alone.  There’s plenty of action for the youngest sons of noble houses looking to make their way Continue reading