Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
Taking some time today to think about what I'm grateful for. This week especially, I'm looking at good friends, good health and being on the tail end of the cold season. Summer is just around the corner, and I hope to have a new book out real soon.
Here's a very on-theme song for this Monday's mood:
Friday, September 25, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
- M2M — Pretty Boy
- Calum Scott — You Are The Reason
- Snow Patrol — Chasing Cars
- Keane — Somewhere Only We Know
- Fergie — Big Girls Don't Cry
- Hoobastank — The Reason
- Olivia Ong — Kiss Me
- PennYo — Hong Dou (Red Bean)
- Tanya Chua — Mo Qi (Chemistry)
- Knapsack (feat. Êmia) — Inferior
- Tiffany Alvord & Chester See — Love Me Like You Do
- Chester See & Tiffany Alvord — Perfect
Monday, September 21, 2020
Where have the years gone? I remember when this song came out. I remember the kind of clothes I wore, what hijinks my friends got up to (that my folks would never let me go out and do). I still sing this in the shower sometimes. Is it really 2020 already?
Friday, September 18, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Author Addison Brae joins us today to talk about her exciting romantic suspense novel released earlier this year: "Dark Energy: Return to Becker Circle". It's an intriguing title with an even more intriguing premise.
Addison, what sparked a story like this?
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
While I'm on a covers kick, here's a cover of one of my favourite songs. It's from a Somerville Stories writing playlist for "The Guy From The Library".
Curiously, I've stalled on that WIP, as I'm struggling to get the chemistry right between the main characters (Andrea and Jackson). And I've stalled on compiling this playlist, because I'm not totally sure about the mood I'm writing to.
Perhaps making some progress one one will help the other along. But for now, please enjoy this lovely little tune. Happy listening!
Friday, September 4, 2020
Where I live, the climate is remarkably pleasant. So pleasant that, by and large, the weather is a thing worth having a conversation about. Small-talk so easily grows to big talk, and even complaining comes with a tacit understanding that we're very lucky here in Western Australia.
There are crazy hot days. And crazy cold days. And days we'd call extreme by comparison. Those aren't as nice, but they're nothing compared to the extended greys of London or Seattle. Or the frosty weather in Alaska. Or the oppressive heat of New York and Dubai. Or the humidity of Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
I love the feeling of being "swaddled" by the climate here, and take none of it for granted. Many times, my dear significant other and I have talked about living in a different city for a while. Many times, people have told me I should give it a go for the life experience and to broaden my horizons.
But the truth is I love it in Perth. It's the perfect place for my equatorial blood and seasonal appetites. It's home.
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Out Now: The Guy from the Internet
A sweet romance with a touch of family drama.
Holly Chee does not have her life together. She's flip-flopped on uni courses and career choices, and somehow scared off her long-term fiancée-to-be, much to the chagrin of her immigrant parents.
But she does have her streaming channel, where she broadcasts her art from her one-bedroom Mount Lawley apartment. And she has that guy from France... assuming he's even who he says he is.
The Guy From The Internet is a sweet #OwnVoices Asian-Australian romance novella, set in the world of Somerville Downs.
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