Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Book Feature: Duty Bound by Jessica James (99c until June 10)

When I first heard of Jessica James's new book, Duty Bound, it got me curious. And how could it not, with a review like this:
“It is a book that I think could have the impact of a ‘Gone With the Wind.” – J. Noyalas, Assistant Professor of History about Shades of Gray
Anyway, without further ado, here's the lowdown on this decorated romance author's latest release...


Friday, June 4, 2021

Goals for June 2021

Darn, I have really fallen off the goals wagon lately. Actually, that's not true. I've been working really hard on one particular goal — to clean up all the little messes that pepper my life. I have a long laundry list of unfinished business, unfiled paperwork, and someday to-dos that just keeps getting longer each year.

But I am writing. And I am cleaning things up (slowly).

For June, this little birdie has just one goal:

Work on The Guy from the Library.

Yes, there's another Somerville Story on the way. It's been in the works for almost as long as The Guy from the Wedding, but every so often, my schedule gets clear enough that I can move things along a little further. I hope to share a little excerpt with you next month.

Short and sweet, hey? Now, what are your goals?

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

An excerpt from Huntress by Christina Bauer (plus giveaway!)

 


Gage

Nine (And A Thousand) Years Old


Hide in the shadows.


Breathe low.


Stay alert.


With careful steps, I stalk my prey through the empty tunnels under the Bulwark Mountains. A stale and coppery smell fills the air. Around me, the rock walls glisten with condensation. Humidity presses against my skin. A single question repeats in my head.


Is an orcneas here?


My pulse beats so hard, I feel it in my throat. The metallic scent grows stronger. This time, the smell is undercut with the foul edge of brimstone. A bead of sweat rolls down my back.


The monster is close. 


A series of low hisses snap through the air. Up ahead, a lanky humanoid lumbers into a pool of pale light. Instead of skin, this creature is covered in exposed red muscle. A cowl of bone loops around its head and stretches down its back. I suck in a shaky breath.


That’s my target. An orcneas.


You wouldn’t think I stand a chance against this thing. Sure, I’m a glass dragon shifter, but I’m only nine years old. Orcneas claws can easily tear through my leather body armor. There’s nothing about my dark eyes, brown hair, or strong bone structure that could help in a fight. I do have a tail in both my human and dragon forms, yet that won’t cause much damage against an orcneas. Not much does.


This monster should be able destroy me, no problem. 


Only I’m not so easy to kill. 


I’m the last of my family line, the Beaumonts. As such, I inherited memories from my ancestors. It’s a special kind of magic called transference. I think of it as the last chance for a dragon shifter family to keep their history. Essentially, I was born with an ancient mind inside a baby’s body. You’d be surprised how often it comes in handy, though. The orcneas should fear me, not the other way around.


Up ahead, the monster speeds around another corner. I rush forward as well.


Sadly, I don’t get too far.


Guest Feature + Giveaway: The Somewhere I See You Again by Nancy Thorne

 

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Guy from the Internet paperback is coming soon!

The Guy from the Internet paperback edition is coming soon! Wanna see some pretty proofs? πŸ˜„




This paperback has just been submitted for publishing. It should be available in the next couple of days, and almost certainly by 1 June 2021.

πŸ“š Check it out on Amazon πŸ“š

Friday, May 21, 2021

Real life events that have inspired my writing

"Write what you know," the experts will tell you. I was not one for good advice when I started writing The Guy from the Internet, but I somehow ended up going down that road anyway. And today, I'm going to tell you a bit about that.

Here are three real-life experiences that inspired elements of this book:

Friday, May 14, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

Yummy Aussie bushfoods

We have a very hot food trend going on here at the moment — Aussie bush tucker. It started a few years ago and has seen some pretty consistent growth in popularity here in Perth, though I understand it's happening all across the country.

The Guy from the Internet includes a couple of delectable treats, namely lemon myrtle biscuits and wattle seed coffee, both hailing from Holly's best friend, Jedda. I didn't get to detail this in the book, but for anyone interested, Jedda is of mixed-race with the Aboriginal side of her family from Bunbury. Which I think may make her a Pinjarup Noongar woman. (For the record, I won't be writing a story for Jedda, but if you are interested in reading Aboriginal romance, start with this cute and hilarious one.)

I digress. This post is supposed to be about Aussie bushfoods. Namely, my five favourite Aussie bushfoods. Let's begin...

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Welcome to my refurbished home on the web

Do people still say "home on the web" these days? Well, I certainly do.

If you've visited this site before, you'll notice some layout changes today. Last night, I cleaned up some of my admin and merged my old Weebly website with this Blogger blog.

The irony of calling that website "old" is not lost on me. Weebly's templates are distinctly more modern in design than Blogger's, and I deliberately chose this theme for its dated look and feel. I miss the days of the web before it got as commercialised as it is today, before Facebook got big. And while there's so much about today I wouldn't give up, there's still a warm place in my heart for a little old-school style.

Poke around, have a read. And if you're in the mood to read one of my WIPs, you can find it here:


Sunday, May 2, 2021

My blue oyster mushrooms

I am simultaneously excited and creeped out by my new blue oyster mushroom crop. Here are a couple of photos (behind the cut) so you can enjoy this confusing excitement-squick feeling too.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Writing through the seasons

I'd love to write with the consistency of a professional. Someone who can sit at their computer (or typewriter) and bash out hundreds, if not thousands, of words each day. All my writing heroes are prolific, capable, dedicated. It's something I aspire to be, thought it often feels so far away.

Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Guest Post: The Sweetness of Springtime by Gayle Irwin

Visiting us today is romance author Gayle M. Irwin, author of Rescue Road and the newly released novella, My Montana Love, a pet rescue romance.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Guest Post + Giveaway: The Name Game — Goldy Moldavsky

Oh, what's in a name? Author Goldy Moldavsky is here to tell us. When you're done reading her post, check out her newly released thriller, The Mary Shelley Club, and remember to enter the giveaway!

THE NAME GAME by Goldy Moldavsky

Naming book characters should be one of the most fun parts of writing a novel (they could be anything—what freedom!) but I’ve always found this to be a task best put off until the last possible minute. I never know what to name my characters, despite having a running list of fun (read: ridiculous) names that I keep tucked away in my idea notebook.

Instead of letting my indecision about names bog me down while I’m writing, I simply move along with placeholders in my wake. This is why, in my notes and early drafts, my main character almost always goes by the groundbreaking moniker of MC. (Main Character—get it?) Their love interest? You guessed it: LI.)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Book Feature: Happy Birthday to Rock House Grill πŸ₯³πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚ by D.V. Stone

Today, author D.V. Stone is celebrating the birthday of her 2020 sweet romance, "Rock House Grill". I had no idea this book was a NaNoWriMo alumni story. NaNo is an awesome challenge and so many published books got their start in that word-count flurry.

Over to D.V. to tell us more about her journey to this momentous milestone.

Friday, April 2, 2021

On location — Mount Lawley, Perth

I don't talk much about Mount Lawley in "The Guy from the Internet", save for late in the piece where, admittedly, it sounds a little desolate. But that's just Holly's hangover talking — I promise.

In real life, Mount Lawley is a lively precinct once lovingly referred to as Perth's "hipster central". It's a little grubby and a little shiny, with burger places, international cuisine, bars and beer gardens, boutiques, and staple venues for live shows.


The main drag, Beaufort Street, is a long arterial road that extends from the city to the northern suburbs. Off it are little streets and avenues lined with quaint houses and apartments with diverse styles. The residential areas of this suburb are really quite lovely.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Learning to slow down

Phew! I've been struggling with motivation lately. Work has been ramping up and I've had an unusually social week. I'm going to try and slow down this weekend, focus on the things I can control, and find serenity in the face of things I can't 🧘🏻‍♀️ Maybe a little gym session or YouTube yoga will set me straight.

Hope you all are faring better!

Photo by Johannes Plenio from Pexels

Friday, March 19, 2021

For Fruits Basket — Okazaki Ritsuko (Fruits Basket theme song)

I've not watched anime in a long time, but one of my favourites from back in the day was Fruits Basket, a sweet supernatural romantic comedy based on the 12 animals zodiac.

These days, listening to anime theme songs, and any J-pop really, takes me back to the days of watching thoughtful and funny TV shows in my parents' house in the suburbs. Here's a little taste:





Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Do you believe in writer's block? (a guest post by Jillian Boehme)

How beautiful is the cover for Jillian Boehme's new book, "The Stolen Kingdom"? It had me immediately intrigued. I'm excited to feature Jillian on the blog today with her take on writer's block.
 

Do you believe in writer's block?

By Jillian Boehme

In a word, no.

I do, however, believe in PLOTTER’S BLOCK, which might be what folks mean when they talk about “writer’s block”. Let me explain.

One can always sit down to write words—there is nothing (aside from unconsciousness) that can stop this flow. If you get “stuck” in the middle of writing, you can always write something else for a while. There are all sorts of ways to get your creativity flowing, and all you need is a willingness to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, more likely).

Plotter’s block, however, is the monster that stops me dead. A well-plotted story has certain points that need to be hit at a certain time. Planning these plot points, for me, is an excruciating business, and my longest bouts of staring-into-nothing are directly related to my inability to figure out the next logical thing to happen.

The same thing can happen if you’re the type of writer who likes to plot-on-the-go (“pantsing”, it’s often called). When you get stuck on a plot point, it may feel like writer’s block because you’re in the middle of your story and you don’t know what to write next. But trust me – it’s the plot that’s got you stuck, and not the writing.

The better my planning on a given novel, the easier my drafting process. (“Easy” is relative; drafting isn’t my favorite part of writing, either!) It’s true that I still end up staring sometimes—but it’s not writer’s block. It’s painstakingly deciding on exactly the right line of dialogue or the perfect sentence to end a chapter.

Staring at nothing is an unfortunate part of the writing process. But it’s not writer’s block. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to eat something chocolate. Which is definitely not something to complain about. 


The Stolen Kingdom
by Jillian Boehme
Genre: YA Fantasy


A bold girl, a kingdom under attack, magic everywhere—I devoured it in one sitting! This book is one wild ride!” —Tamora Pierce on Stormrise


Nothing is quite as it seems in this thrilling YA fantasy adventure by Jillian Boehme, The Stolen Kingdom!

For a hundred years, the once-prosperous kingdom of Perin Faye has suffered under the rule of the greedy and power-hungry Thungrave kings. Maralyth Graylaern, a vintner's daughter, has no idea her hidden magical power is proof of a secret bloodline and claim to the throne. Alac Thungrave, the king’s second son, has always been uncomfortable with his position as the spare heir—and the dark, stolen magic that comes with ruling.
When Maralyth becomes embroiled in a plot to murder the royal family and seize the throne, a cat-and-mouse chase ensues in an adventure of dark magic, court intrigue, and forbidden love.



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Jillian is known to the online writing community as Authoress, hostess of Miss Snark's First Victim, a blog for aspiring authors. In real life, she holds a degree in Music Education, sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and homeschools her remaining youngster-at-home. She's still crazy in love with her husband of more than thirty years and is happy to be surrounded by family and friends amid the rolling knolls of Middle Tennessee.






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Friday, March 12, 2021

10 most common writing obstacles every new writer faces

I don't consider myself an expert in writing, but friends and new acquaintances often query me about it since I do it for a living. Their questions step up a notch too once they find out I've actually released a book and am not just scribbling sad-girl poems in my diary πŸ˜›

So here's a little something for non-writers looking to grow, and for new writers looking for camaraderie. These are, in my opinion, 10 very common writing obstacles for newbie writers:
  1. Lack of inspiration
  2. Lack of discipline
  3. A limited vocabulary
  4. No time to write
  5. Not liking what you write
  6. Comparing your work to others'
  7. Boredom with your own work
  8. Discouraging responses
  9. Someone's already released the story you want to tell
  10. Writing too slowly
This isn't a listicle type blog post, where we dig into each of the obstacles one by one. Many of these come from fatigue — physical, psychological and emotional — and feed upon themselves. Some will come from not having a writing habit or writing process that suits the way you like to work, even if that same process works for someone else.

Unfortunately, I don't think these issues have specific fixes either. They don't just affect newbie writers and can strike at any time regardless of how many years you've been taking your craft seriously, and the fix at the time usually tends to depend on your circumstances.

If you do come upon any of these, however, the best thing you can do is connect with other writers and be open to a conversation. They won't know your situation, and you won't know theirs, but maybe in that haze of mutual not-knowing, something might spark and light the way.

Don't give up on something you love. Look after yourself and keep writing πŸ’™

Friday, March 5, 2021

Giveaway — Hearts of Spring

Find your next sweet read! This clean romance giveaway runs from 1 March – 31 March.



Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Writing YA Novels as a Pop Culture Fan (a guest post by Christine Hart)

YA author Christine Hart is here today to talk about her experience of writing YA novels as a pop culture fan. Her new book, "The Electric Girl", features a stunning cover plus moods and moments inspired by some of her favourite movies and TV shows.

Here's Christine with the scoop...


Friday, February 26, 2021

The Guy From The Wedding — Chapter 6

“No!”

Before Laura knew what was happening, her full glass of pink bubbly tipped clean over and spilled all over Bec Lam’s lap. Bec’s face froze in a look of astonishment.

Beside her, Li-Xia clutched the tiered platter of tiny cakes, her whole body seeming to cringe around her culprit elbow that knocked over the drink, while Vanessa’s perfectly manicured right hand remained clamped firmly over her own mouth in shock.

“Bec, I’m so sorry.” Li-Xia’s voice was low and slow in a deathly whisper.

“So cold…”

Laura tossed Bec a tea towel as she stood up gingerly and waddled he way to the bathroom.

Vanessa burst into giggles as soon as the door shut. “Oh, poor Bec! Lix, you’re the worst.”

“Shut up, Ness. I didn’t do it on purpose! You know how clumsy I get when it’s that time.”

“And it’s the best entertainment every time.” Vanessa gave Li-Xia a reassuring pat on the shoulder, then carefully extracted the platter from her friend’s hands. “But I’ll just be taking these now, thank you.”

With a sigh, Li-Xia turned to Laura, who already had another tea towel in hand, mopping the spill on the floor. “So, as I was saying—“

“Before you ruined everything?”

“Yes, that… How was Sarah’s wedding? I haven’t seen her in years.”

“It was all right.” Laura shrugged.

“Was there a singles table?”

“A couple. Mine had like, eight people?”

“And?”

“And what?”

“Don’t give me that, girl! And did you meet anyone?”

“Hell yeah, she did!” came Bec’s voice from the bathroom. “Tell them about Brown Eyes, Laur.”

“Brown Eyes, hey?” Li-Xia practically sparkled at her, as Vanessa sidled up and made it very obvious that she was listening.

Laura rolled her eyes. “Don’t get your hopes up, guys. Bec’s just excited cos he was a massive tool and it put me in a foul mood and so I left.”

“Oh. Well, that was an anti-climax. I thought you were actually going somewhere with this. Like, sparks flew, you two rage-danced like in Pulp Fiction and then you went home with him after.”

“Or…!” Bec came bounding in, smelling like traces of sparkling rosΓ© and clutching something in her hand. With a gleeful grin, she opened it up to reveal her lucky find, an unfastened bracelet made of braided leather, adorned with a single wooden bead. “This doesn’t look like one of yours, Laurie Loo.”

“Uh, that’s clearly a man’s bracelet,” Vanessa declared.

“So…” If Li-Xia could sparkle harder, she would have combusted in the kitchen. “Rage-dancing?”

Laura chewed her tongue with a cheeky smile on her face. It’s not that she left the bracelet out on purpose after finding in the soap dish in the shower, but she wasn’t exactly rushing to hide it either. After so long, it was nice to have a guy story that didn’t end in disaster, even if it didn’t end in very much at all.

“OK, so, he did come back here, but it’s not what you’re thinking, so get your mind out of the gutter.”

“Uh huh, so that’s why there’s a man’s bracelet sitting damp on your bathroom sink?” Bec waved it at her.

“It’s a long and not very interesting story.” Laura snatched the bracelet and wrapped it in a paper napkin.

As they sat around the living room, nibbling and half-watching  She relayed the events of the previous night, leaving nothing out, not even the part where he caught her staring twice and said nothing about it.

“Maybe I’ve been out of the game too long, Laur, but he doesn’t sound like a bad guy to me.” Vanessa punctuated her statement with a sip of rosΓ©.

Li-Xia nodded. “Yeah, why didn’t you get his number?”

“Well, the thought crossed my mind. But like I said to Bec, I want some time to myself for awhile.” Laura shrugged. But even as she said the words, she found herself second-guessing them, just like how she was kicking herself the night before for not saying goodbye to Aidan before he left.

Truth was, she wouldn’t have minded getting to know him better. He was cute and he knew how to apologise. A guy had to be more than that of course, but this was a promising start. And not everything had to be about dating.

She cleared her throat. “Besides, he’s pretty fresh out of a long-term relationship, so you know, it wouldn’t have been a good idea anyway.”

Her friends accepted her answer, and it surprised her how disappointing that was. The conversation about Aidan was over and it killed her a bit to let it go. But it would be weird to bring him up again now.

“So, Ness, what’s the goss you wanted to tell us?” As nonchalantly as she could, Laura reached for a ladyfinger.

She bumped Bec’s wine glass on the way, but just as it looked like they’d have another spill situation, Vanessa’s left hand shot out and caught the glass.

Laura’s belly did a flip-flop when she saw. How did she not notice her friend’s new bling before? A mix of feelings rushed at her as she put on her best happy-for-you smile she could muster.

“Ladies, Josh proposed last night. I’m getting married!”

Back to chapter list

Friday, February 19, 2021

Five love languages for saying how you feel

Today, I want to talk about sweet ways to say "I love you", based on the five love languages. After last week's bah humbug about Valentine's Day, I felt I should share something a little lovey-dovey so I don't sound like a total romance scrooge πŸ˜…

Telling someone you care isn't just about you stating your position or expressing your feelings. You want to make sure your intent comes across loud and clear. So the theory goes, your partner is more likely to get the message — like, really get it — if you translate your loving feelings into their love language.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Thinking about Valentine's Day


If everyone in the world was given one holiday to "bah humbug" about, mine would be Valentine's Day.

Admittedly, it may be a little odd for a romance writer to be so not up for this day, but love (to me) is an everyday thing. Love is the canvas upon which we paint our relationship, and true romance is what we call the picture. It's not a day that needs gifts and sweet red branding.

That said, I do appreciate the practicality of Valentine's, especially when two people each live lives so busy and demanding, they need a validated, mandated, commercially sanctioned day — aka. permission — to focus on each other.

For example, the pressure to "be romantic on this day" puts forward a strong argument against a bah-humbug boss wanting you to work overtime instead of spending the evening with your loved one. (I'm thankful to have never worked for anyone I've needed to make that kind of argument with.)

Maybe most of us don't need an excuse to prioritise love, but some people may have some people around them who'll insist they do. This special day — heck, any special day — makes an argument for our humanity.

This year my partner and I will be celebrating Valentine's Day like we do any other Sunday — with a little sunshine, a little sport, and our own everyday kind of romance.

What do you think about Valentine's Day? How will you celebrate this weekend?

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Remember Me — an interview with Vida Li Sik

Last year, I had the pleasure of beta reading Vida Li Sik's latest sweet romance novella, "Remember Me". It's an emotional story about a young love cut short by interfering family.

While the romance was adorable, it was the protagonist's dynamic with her mother that really intrigued me. Vida wrote such a great, intense "villain", I just had to find out more about the inspiration for this book. Here's the interview...

Monday, February 8, 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

Goals for Feb 2021

This month, I'm applying the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Sweetheart.

My January goals went mostly okay, but too many sit-down-at-my-desk tasks prompted me to throw the paperback work out the window. It's just so hard to sit still and focus in the summer, when it's warm and so nice outside.

Anyway, February will be low-key and simple. But first, here's how January went:
  1. Work on the paperback edition of "The Guy From The Internet"
  2. Stick to my blog schedule of at least two posts per week
  3. Announce this weekend's super special promo on my Facebook page (if you got this month's newsletter, you'll already know what it is!)

My goals for February

Just one job to do. That means it'll get done, right?
  1. Work on the paperback of The Guy From The Internet
What are your goals for this month?

Photo by Olya Kobruseva from Pexels

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Perth is back in lockdown (but it's only for 5 days)

Welly well, we are back in a 5-day full lockdown, and it's been so heartening to see people in my various social networks banding together, checking in, having a laugh. The panic-shoppers can go jump in the river and keep their masks on, of course, but everyone else is being rather nice.

I'm glad the WA state gov is doing this so swiftly after observing just one local case of the UK strain. (And how I dislike calling it the "UK strain". I'm sorry, UK friends, I hope it's not rude or offensive that we're all using that term down here!)

My big worry was that after 10 months of being almost back to "normal", we've become complacent. And that's not me being judgey, I promise. I myself have slipped back into sharing drinks with people I'm close to outside my household bubble, which is very much a no-no. Well, no more of that now! What's happening this week feels like a kick up the bum to stay vigilant and look out for each other.

How are you doing? What's the weather like in your part of the world? How about in your household?

Monday, February 1, 2021

"The Guy from the Internet" is now available on Kindle Unlimited


"The Guy from the Internet" is now available on Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy this Australian sweet romance novella from the comfort of your all-you-can-eat KU subscription.

Read it now

Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021

Keeping warm?! It's thirty-something degrees outside!

When I was twelve, there was a brief patch of time where I was obsessed with finding out whether people preferred to be warm in winter or cool in summer. I had just moved to temperate Perth from an equatorial hometown and all my seasons were topsy turvy.

While Perth certainly gets muggy weather, it pales in comparison to the climate I grew up in. We had humid summers and humid winters, though up there in the tropics of the Northern Hemisphere, we just call it "the weather" and "hot".

So, arriving in Australia, I was immediately enamoured with this thing called winter, where you could stand outdoors and feel like someone left the air-conditioner on. I was absolutely a "warm in winter" kind of person.

Reverse-cycle AC was my usual way of keeping warm until I moved out of home at twenty-one. Since then, I've preferred this creature comfort in a less push-button way — not that there's anything wrong with mod-cons.

Image by Lorri Lang from Pixabay

I dress in thermals on a cold day, drink lots of tea and warm water, eat spicy foods, get strategic with doors and windows to trap heat, even cajoled my partner into helping me make giant slankets so we could stay bundled up no matter what we were doing.

But I think my most favoured way of keeping warm is a little psychological trick. It frustrates me when circumstances don't change, so when a Perth winter lingers beyond a joke, I get very, very angry 😑 My rage drives me to move constantly, sometimes vigorously with angst, raising my overall body temperature.

Then I pop my slanket on to trap the heat and remain warm for hours ☺️

Right now our Southern Hemisphere mid-January day is working its way up to a hot thirty-something degrees. At the ever-advancing age of thirty-something myself, I'm very much over the novelty of winter's chill. I'm a "cool in summer" person now and love this blasted season.

Except when it goes for too long.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Who inspired Holly from "The Guy From The Internet"

Ah, Holly, a girl after my own heart. She's the narrator-protagonist from my multicultural contemporary romance, "The Guy From The Internet".

And if I'm being honest, I never originally intended to write a little piece about her here, but I felt kind of bad that I posted about Richard when Holly gets way more air time and her transformation is much more dramatic. So, here's the story behind the main character...

Holly Chee is my imperfect heroine. She's not an "actually-brilliant-but-under-confident Mary-Sue" or "a blank slate until a man makes something of her".

She's a snapshot of someone who probably let herself down a few too many times. She wrestles with a clash of values, organically grown insecurities, and an ex who seriously needs to be cancelled. She's a creative mid-twenties kid who's swimming against the tide, relying on skills she's still learning and her own dogged determination to pull herself out of her rut.

Holly was partially inspired by the kids I've known who took their growing up into their own hands. Not content to retreat into comfort and familiarity, they blossomed under acknowledgement, rose to challenges, and overcame every obstacle. For them, the only way out was through.

There's a part of me that wishes I could have been more like her when I was her age. But I'm unfortunately more stubborn, self-destructive and slower off the mark.

I wrote Holly for the person I used to be, the person I might have been, and for the people who may yet be like her, if only they had a little encouragement.


"The Guy From The Internet" is coming soon to Kindle Unlimited.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Goals for Jan 2021

I've not had the energetic start to the year I was hoping for. But that's okay. I read somewhere that it's best to ease back into normal life, so as not to undo the benefits of taking a break. That's wisdom I'm living by for the moment.

But still, I have goals:

  1. Work on the paperback edition of "The Guy From The Internet"
  2. Stick to my blog schedule of at least two posts per week
  3. Announce this weekend's super special promo on my Facebook page (if you got this month's newsletter, you'll already know what it is!)

That's it for this month. What are your goals?

Friday, January 1, 2021

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"The Guy from the Internet" is now available on Kindle Unlimited

"The Guy from the Internet" is now available on Kindle Unlimited. Enjoy this Australian sweet romance novella from the comfort of ...