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? ๐Ÿ˜„

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.

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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.

Latest on my blog

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 fiancรฉe-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.

Now available on Amazon in digital and paperback.

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