I figured it'd be about ten by the time I get this written, so, there ya go. :)As many of you are aware, on Friday we had a wonderful event at Upper Hutt Library called: Books with Byte. It was great fun. Books with Byte ends the byte series. We launched Vaporbyte (both versions) because … Continue reading News at 10.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3Ic9DrVLjVrgbCbnhgbGzq?si=9d831887e4ab49bf I spent quite a bit of time tonight adding songs to the "Books with Byte" event playlist on Spotify. And then, I started listening to "The Eclectic Redneck" playlist. It was originally a CD called The Eclectic R Word ... but if you say that now young folk think you mean a particular slur. … Continue reading The Dance
Part of me is delighted, because last year I knitted AWESOME jerseys but the rest of me is unimpressed because I like summer and very much dislike winter. (And it's coming!) Yesterday I wore my big purple knitted jacket, it was cold enough. Today, I'm working from home so an old hoodie will do the … Continue reading Almost jersey weather!
I spend quite a bit of time thinking/wondering, to be honest. It's kinda part of the whole "I'm a writer" thing. If I didn't wonder about things then stories and books wouldn't be written. They're basically me thinking with my fingers on the keyboard. Sometimes it's subconscious, other times it isn't. Anyway, the other day … Continue reading Sometimes I wonder …
Let's chat about pirates ... not the fun Johnny Depp kind that drink rum, have a parrot, and live in fictional lands. But the arsehole type who steal the livelihood from hard working writers. Another batch of Google alerts this morning has thrown up more places with pirated copies of my books.There's been an upswing … Continue reading Let’s talk …
There was a blog post forming when I woke up ... but then it slipped away. Probably a good thing.Anyway, next weekend my class is all about POV, characters, and dialogue. Hence the title of this blog. It's a Train song that describes a woman, called Virginia. We learn a lot about her from the … Continue reading Meet Virginia
Things are coming together for the April 9th event. Of course, now, the country has gone back to Level 2 and Auckland is Level 3 ... and that throws things a bit. Makes me wonder if we'll get to the event at all. We tried last year and couldn't make it happen. Fingers crossed!I haven't … Continue reading And We Danced
Yes, I know, an uninspired blog title. I haven't slept since Thursday night - you get what you get. :)A lot happened this week. Here we go:1. Yes, I am writing another Kiwi book. This one is called [Leave a Message] and it's another fun time with Ronnie, Crockett, and the Cronies of Doom.2. I … Continue reading Hello, to you!
Howdy. I've been binge watching Blindspot on Neon. I knew I'd love it. It's 100% up my alley. What I didn't realise was how much would be familiar to me, tech and also story wise. Clearly the writers had some serious fun with this series. Anyway, I was watching the other day and someone said … Continue reading Blindspot cross-over
I've been around long enough to know that some people are Bad to the Bone. There is nothing redeeming about them at all. I've written a few characters like that over the years. I'm sure AD Owen liked puppies the way Cruella de Vil liked puppies. (Byte reference for those who don't know who Owen … Continue reading Bad to the Bone