Original post published 1 June 2016
Been dealing with several weeks of writer’s block but I finally know how TK will end and how Gwyn and her fellow characters will get there. In the meantime I met some lovely other local authors at Little Gnome’s 1st birthday celebration – thanks Bel for hosting! I met Becky of The Words of Bek and bought the first of the Wiccan Tales by Ken Mann, as well as some other lovely writers and readers.
Also got to chat to students today at local school Grace Lutheran College about the background of Masada and my trip to Israel in Grade 9 that inspired it. Was so much fun and I hope to get to their Caboolture campus in the near future!
Original post published 10 May 2016
May already! I have been attending book signings and seminars, Author Talks and Book Launches, not to mention writing, writing, writing. Nearing the end of the first draft of the sequel (which for now may be known as TK) but feel like I’m still only just starting my journey as an author, as you will no doubt gather from my blog on Goodreads.
Last month I was honoured to receive reviews from 5 independent reviewers. And I was over the moon when ALL of them gave me 5 stars. Unbelievable, and so gratifying to know people enjoy my storytelling. You can read the reviews here.
“The Siege of Masada” is available in the following stores: Dymocks Chermside, Dymocks Indooroopilly, Dymocks NorthLakes, Little Gnome (Wynnum), Mad Hatters Bookshop (Manly), Books@Stones (Stones Corner), Mary Ryans Milton, Mary Ryans Noosa, Title (Southbank), Clontarf Beach Post Office and Brighton Pharmacy.
Original post published 29 February 2016
The year is well and truly off and rolling. The following stores are now stocking The Siege of Masada: Dymocks Chermside, Dymocks North Lakes, Little Gnome (Wynnum), Mad Hatters Bookshop (Manly), Books@Stones (Stones Corner), Title (Southbank), Clontarf Beach Post Office, Brighton Pharmacy, with copies soon to be in Dymocks Indooroopilly also.
My book signing at Books@Stones was a terrific experience – thank you to all who came along and bought a book. If you couldn’t make it, come along to Dymocks Indooroopilly on Sat 16th April, where I will be signing copies all morning.
Going to be speaking to a class of Year 9 English students this Friday at Clontarf High about narrative construction, and work on the sequel to Masada is chugging along nicely – I’m over halfway through the first draft and thoroughly enjoying the continuation of the time travel adventures of Gwyn and Michelle (series title is Turning Points). I may just reveal the title of the sequel soon…
Finally, I’m stoked to announce my short story “The Job” will be published in the anthology Obliquity – launch will be September this year. It has been great working with the North Lakes Writers Group, especially Dee Strange, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to have my work included.
Original post published 29 January 2016
I will be doing a Book Signing at Books@Stones on Saturday 27th February 11am-2pm. Come on down if you are in the area, even if you already have a copy I’d love to hear what you want to know about the sequel! I’m also pleased to announce that “The Siege of Masada” is now in Moreton Bay Boys College, Lourdes Hill College, and as of next week, my old high school St Paul’s at Bald Hills.
Original post published 8 January 2016
For those of you hanging out to know what happens to Gwyn and Michelle next, you’ll be pleased to know the sequel has begun. But in the meantime I need your help to spread the word about “The Siege of Masada” – available now in Moreton Bay, Brisbane and Redlands libraries, as well as Brighton Pharmacy, but signed copies still able to be purchase through the website or through me directly. Tell your friends, your family, write a review onAmazon. If there is a store you’d like to see it in, please let me know, as I’m currently approaching Dymocks and QBD. I’m also on Goodreads! Please rate or recommend it, as I really want to hear what people think. Hope everyone is off to a great start to the year!
Original post published 28th November 2015
My debut book launch will take place on Saturday 5th December at the Redcliffe Library at 2pm! Check out the Book Launch Facebook Event for updates and details, or go to the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library “Meet the Author”page to book your place. It is a free event, where you can hear about the inspiration behind the novel and pick up your very own signed copy for only $20 (special promotional price), complete with a free bookmark!If you live in Redcliffe, be sure to check out page 61 this week’s Herald (see pic below), which features a story on our release of “The Siege of Masada.” And if you are an international reader, you can order your copy through Amazon and have it shipped directly to you!A big thanks toInHouse Publishing for making this all possible, and may this be the start of many time travel adventures!