Special Guest: Joy Norstrom – author of Out of Play

About a month ago, I was asked by Joy Norstrom if I’d like to read her debut novel and provide an endorsement (if I enjoyed it) for the cover. How sweet is that, and how honoured was I?! And, my honest opinion was that ‘Out of Play’, about a married couple torn apart by LARP (live … Continue reading Special Guest: Joy Norstrom – author of Out of Play

Escaping the 9-5

About ten years ago, I said to one of my friends: "All I want to do is write books." ...She replied: "That's just a dream, though." I am not friends with her anymore, funnily enough. However, unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, most novelists don't make tonnes of money, so despite having four books published, I was, until … Continue reading Escaping the 9-5

A random update including something about my third book…

It seems about time I wrote a blog about my writing (regular blog visitors will have noticed I've become a bit of a wannabe food critic!). I've had a lot of questions from readers on Twitter about what's taking so long and the truth of it is; I struggled a bit with the story I … Continue reading A random update including something about my third book…

Happy Birthday to Amy & Zach!

Today marks the one year anniversary of my becoming a published author. What an interesting year it's been; I finished my second novel, Izzy's Cold Feet, I learned A LOT about writing, editing, & promotion... I was overwhelmed by the lovely comments and nice reviews from readers... and I made a bunch of great author … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Amy & Zach!

Guest Post – Courtney Giardina: Minimizing distractions when writing

Today I have author Courtney Giardina's guest blog about minimizing distractions - some great tips here for fellow authors! 🙂 Don't miss the chance to enter to win a copy of her book at the end of the post. Over to Courtney: Reducing the “I didn’t have time” excuse It’s hard to be a writer … Continue reading Guest Post – Courtney Giardina: Minimizing distractions when writing