Thanks to Bon Jovi for the blog title. (I'll pop the song down the end for you.)Today is the 14th of March. Release day for "Written In Leaves"I honestly didn't see this day coming because I didn't think I'd finish that novella. But I did. (I won't be beaten by a story.)And now you can … Continue reading Gotta Have A Reason
The thing with being an author …
To be honest it's a pretty fucking cool thing to be but there's a lot to it. Like anything. It's not as simple as writing a story. (Good on you if you actually think writing is easy or ever simple.)You have to write, be published, and be on all the *social media, and constantly be … Continue reading The thing with being an author …
Trolls are alive and well …
Seems that all it takes to cop abuse is to be a Kiwi author and run a boosted post about a new release. Guess there are some very unhappy Australians out there who enjoy knocking Kiwis for no reason at all. Never mind the people who assume a boosted post for [Leave a message] is … Continue reading Trolls are alive and well …
You may recognise the title as a song by '4 Non-Blondes', but it will always be 'three dumb blondes' for a couple of us. We drove up the South Island from Christchurch yesterday. Sunny all the way. Rather nice, or it would've been had it not been for the light flickering through trees and doing … Continue reading What’s Up?
[Leave a Message] launches today. Amid a fanfare of absolutely bloody nothing. I'm not even at home so it's the quietest launch day ever. Anywho, today is June 1st and [Leave a message] joins its older sisters on the shelf at Writers Plot Bookshop. It's not live as a digital version yet because the rest … Continue reading Launch Day!
Mid-Winter Secret Santa
It's that time of year. Such fun!I've been thinking about what I'm doing for my giftee for a wee while. I even screen-shotted tweets from the person to help. Today is the day I need to get the gift underway. I'd like to post before Friday. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm going to … Continue reading Mid-Winter Secret Santa
Time in a bottle …
13 days until [Leave a Message] launches. Although the hardback and paperback are already live on Amazon - there was no way around that, I wanted author copies for the bookshop. Usually, I get my printing done in Auckland. Keep it all in NZ. But I needed to save some money so I opted to … Continue reading Time in a bottle …
Sometimes When We Touch
If you're wondering why I chose this Dan Hill song as my blog title ... I've always loved it. Lucky you! https://open.spotify.com/track/1nAexCn3dPoFSmE7h6P5S7?si=0a80a434baa74763 It's two sleeps until My Knight walks through the door. :)Yesterday I had to battle Amazon just to get author copies of [Leave a message] delivered to NZ from Oz. Today I received … Continue reading Sometimes When We Touch
Well, it will be this time next week. 🙂 No, I'm not going to explain that.Most of today was spent reading a proof of [Leave a message] and adding page markers and scrawled comments.There's this one short conversation that only makes sense if you know quite a bit about Upper Hutt. Not a problem if … Continue reading Memory Motel
Yes, I'm listening to "Black and Blue", it's one of my favourite Stones albums. The last few days haven't been much fun. Somehow I contracted COVID. Don't know how or when. FYI, you don't want this. Even triple vaxxed, you don't want this. Had an email today from someone who has been asked to interview … Continue reading Hot Stuff