Clear enough? If a story has my name on it, then I wrote it, and the copyright belongs to me. No question. And I should be paid for that work.Downloading a story for free is theft.(Unless you got a code from the author or publisher or the story is offered free via a reputable seller. … Continue reading Pirates are arseholes, end of story.
Here we go New Zealand, our Level Four lockdown is underway, we got this. We are a team of 5 million. Let's not forget that. Stay home, stay safe, be kind. We do not want to follow the Aussie example! Meanwhile, the bookshop is obviously closed. We can't sell online either until Level Four eases. … Continue reading Neon Sunrise/Level 4: day 1
Not a secret to those who've read my work but it is true. It's dark scary place for most people. Trust me, I am not someone to be screwed with because there is nothing you can think of that I haven't.Take the fucker who emailed me tonight for example. Who sends an email with no … Continue reading I have a dark wee mind
I am. I have no problem admitting it. Tech is my lifeline. It's how I communicate with my partner every day. It's the only way we survived 18 months apart, and now, we're back to FaceTime and texts because that 5000km (and change) distance requires tech.It's no secret that I love my MacBook. I really … Continue reading Attached to tech?
I woke up this morning to lots of messages about Ellie Conway. Now, as far as I'm concerned, she is the main character in the Byte Series and my very best imaginary friend. That's it. End of story.For years my website has occupied space here. I've talked about Ellie quite regularly over those years and … Continue reading It’s about relationships …
July the third keeps happening which is actually a good thing I suppose. I haven't like July 3rd much for many years. Thirty-eight years actually. It doesn't bother me as much as it used to, that's the time thing. It does heal or minimise, but I never forget. The sound of his laugh and the … Continue reading Once again it’s July 3rd
It's Friday.[Lure the lie] launches tomorrow. Worldwide. More importantly, the paperbacks launch here tomorrow. About that ... there were a few hiccups in Auckland and the books left the printer yesterday on Aramex. FFS. I can track them and they're nearly in Wellington ... but it's Aramex and they give zero fucks about hitting their … Continue reading Bring me some water.
Some days writing very much feels like that, every story has a 'last chance' feel to it. It's just the way it is. Living with a creative mind isn't always easy but it is always interesting.I really like this new book [Lure the Lie]. The characters make me laugh and the story was properly fun … Continue reading Last Chance Train
If you've been here a while you know that, Long Cool Woman is Ellie's song. The reason for this blog post is because of an email I got this morning. I thought, maybe, we'd have a chat about it. Stick around for some writer truths.For almost 20 years, Ellie Conway lived in my head. I … Continue reading Long Cool Woman
There are different kinds of listening. We know this. There's listening to understand and we should all do more of that, and then there are those people who aren't really listening, they're waiting for space to speak. Sometimes they don't even wait, they just talk right over people. Don't be them! Sometimes people appear to … Continue reading Listening … and writing.