This is probably my last blog post for the year (unless I find time to sneak one in on Christmas Day). I wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season. It's been wonderful connecting with you. Last minute gift idea for the budding crime writer in your life ... In Feb 2023 an … Continue reading Meri Kirihimete
Next weekend is my birthday party. I am currently putting a playlist together. It's six hours long and getting longer. 🙂 In other news: I am on holiday soon! YAY. In fact, my last day is Tuesday the 6th. I will be spending lots of time with my family, getting some dental work done, getting … Continue reading Flowers on the wall …
Oh, hang on, I am enough people's mother, I can't be yours as well. You're on your own.Anywho, the title is a Bon Jovi song from quite some time ago. (Keep the Faith, if you were wondering what album.)I've been writing on and off (between other things) all weekend. (All weekend means yesterday and today, … Continue reading If I Was Your Mother
Quite the question really. I'm always fascinated by how other authors do their thing. I know how I write. I know how stories come together for me. I know to trust my process because I've learnt to trust how my mind works. (Learnt is the correct word, I'm not American.) Doris was watching me work … Continue reading How do you write?
Twitter has been interesting the last few days. My former editor from the now-defunct Rebel ePublishers was tweeting a few of us. Our relationship goes way back to 2009. Jayne Southern is the best editor, she's truly fantastic. She made us all so much better. Her sense of humour and care kept me going more … Continue reading Drowning in the deep.
Every time I go to write 'Good morning' my brain says "Good morning mothertruckers."It is a battle to type a simple good morning. Oddly, a few years back it was always 'Good morning Vietnam' that my brain liked to chuck out there. Anywho, how is everyone?Do you know what I completely missed due to sheer … Continue reading Right first time.
It's Tuesday. New Zealand went to RED at midnight on Sunday night. We cancelled our "Inside Quote Marks" event yesterday. Our authors are wonderfully supportive and kind, and all understand that this is how it has to be. I don't think I ever believed we would be able to run this event. I'm not overly … Continue reading I’ll Be Waiting
It's finally summer. Hooray. Okay, this is the thing, I'm ticked off so you're going to hear about it. Seems fair. Good chance I'm not the only one annoyed so feel free to be pissed right along with me! :)Pet peeve 1: Blogs by non-writers telling people how to write a book and stating shit … Continue reading Hot Child in the City
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
I decided to treat myself with some new books for Christmas. One is a paperback from our bookshop, that one is amazing and I am loving it [Sinai Soldiers by Dave Hayward]. Problem with paperbacks is I can't read them them at night. I read on a device at night (kindle or phone). So, I … Continue reading New books & teaching aids!