Dawn Riding

When Sarah was a young teenager, still living in Maleny, Queensland, in the 1940s she was given a spirited horse that her elderly neighbour didn’t have the time to train, or the time to take care of. Sarah called her Dawn. She rode her at every opportunity and loved and cared for her more than... Continue Reading →

The Wilted Rose Blog Series

2022 marks the tenth anniversary of publishing my debut novel, The Wilted Rose, which tells the story of one Australian family’s struggle with mental illness during the 1960s and 70s. To mark National Mental Health Month, and to celebrate this special anniversary, from now until the end of October, in partnership with Simply Story Poetry,... Continue Reading →

President

On Saturday, I became the President of the Gold Coast Writer’s Association. The Gold Coast Writer’s Association (or GCWA for short) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage and support writers from all genres, age groups, and levels of experience, to grow, learn, and excel in their craft. I attended my first GCWA meeting back... Continue Reading →

What Now?

Yesterday I posted an update on what I've been up to writing and publishing wise these past few months while I've been quiet on the blog front. With the publishing of Bedouin Boy on Halloween and Grave Bargains on Friday the 13th of November, my publishing goals for the year have wrapped up, but its... Continue Reading →

Writing What My Soul Needs Right Now

I admit I had a bit of a meltdown last night. I live in Tweed Heads, in the Norther Rivers region on the Far North Coast of New South Wales in Australia. Tweed Heads is right on the border with Queensland. The suburb of Coolangatta is on the Queensland side, and our two suburbs are... Continue Reading →

What It Takes To Be A Fiction Writer

EEP I am so excited about this!! Yesterday I did an interview with Sigrid from Stickybeak Marketing and the Profitable Author Hub, where we talked all things fiction writing. I shared how I became a writer of fiction. the highs and lows along the way and what you need to look for, if you want... Continue Reading →

Daily Writing Inspiration

The journey toward success was made up of periods of ACTION and periods of PLANNING. As the world has grinded to a halt, so have many of our goals. While we may not be able to take action on our goals right now, we can plan. Even amidst the overwhelming uncertainty, we can still plan.... Continue Reading →

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