Welcome to the first week back in the bookshop after eight weeks at home. It's the first day of the first week. Pretty sure I've already offended people on Facebook by being me, but, you know what? I'm always me, fucking deal with it. And what I say on my own page, is entirely up … Continue reading No Apologies
It’s Mother’s Day.A time for reflection, perhaps?I’ve been a mum for 37 years. Being a mum has taught me a lot. I learned very early (Caleb was 6 weeks old) that I was the one who needed to fight for him and to trust my instincts and that I knew better than anyone else when it … Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings
Once upon a time I wrote a little thing and it's in an anthology called C'est La Vie. And the other day it was read on the radio by John MacDonald. And you can hear it here.How cool is that?And yes it is a Byte short story. Go listen. It's pretty fun to hear it … Continue reading A little thing …
"Put on your red shoes and dance the blues"When I see or hear the words "Let's Dance" I hear the song in my head. Bowie gets in and he had a way of sticking around."Let's Dance" is the first chapter of Vaporbyte. I was trying to remember (without going through the book) how many Bowie … Continue reading Let’s Dance
Level 3. For us this is huge. We can resume online sales via our shop website. Writers Plot Bookshop is 5 years old and we struggle to get Kiwi’s to support their own; their own local businesses; their own authors (who are infinitely better than any overseas authors). It’s been hard. We are lucky, in that, we … Continue reading The Crunch!
Well, this is ...Lockdown Level 4 and a phenomenal Prime Minister. That's right. Our PM Jacinda is leading our country out of this horrid COVID-19 situation with compassion and common sense. (Helen Clark is NZ's Aunt and I think Jacinda might just be the mum we really needed!)As someone who has spent the last 5 … Continue reading What’s the guts?
KILLERBYTE is 11 today! Unbelievable! I cannot grasp being the author of a book that has turned 11.11 years ago today I celebrated the launch of Killerbyte with family and friends. It was a magnificent night. I think we had South African wine because my publisher then was a South African company called Rebel ePublishers. … Continue reading April 10th 2020
The news out there is not good Reader. Not good at all. So, today, nothing gloomy from this author. What have I been doing? Thank you for asking Reader. Let me get comfy and fresh coffee ... Right then, here we go:The ISBN's have arrived for Vaporbyte (just occurred to me that I don't have … Continue reading Day 1009 or something
For the next month we have significantly dropped the prices of the first 6 Byte novels on #Amazon, to clarify it's the ones listed below and kindle copies: 1. Killerbyte:A death threat in a chatroom leads to the systematic dismemberment of Special Agent Conway’s virtual and real life friends. (2009) mybook.to/killerbyte 2. Terrorbyte:Collaborating with the FSB, Delta … Continue reading Reading helps …
I opened the cupboards yesterday and nodded at the contents, those tins know what's what. For years I've maintained a minimum tinned/dry/whatever food level, why?BECAUSE I LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND. At any minute the earth can throw a fucking fit and up end everything. Has done before, will do again. It seems to quite like … Continue reading Bad Moon Rising