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Combatting Fear out now!

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Let’s welcome Sandy Vaile and find out all about her latest release Combatting Fear available now! Take it away Sandy! How far would you go to save a child that wasn’t yours? Mild-mannered kindergarten teacher, Neve Botticelli, leads a double life. At home with her paranoid father, she is a combat trained survivalist who lives off-the-grid. When self-made billionaire, Micah …

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Writing again …

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Thanks to ARRA members for nominating Festive Deception in the Best Romantic Suspense category for 2016. I was astonished! The awards are in late February in Melbourne. Not sure I’m going even though I’d love to! I’ve just been reading Anne Gracie’s blog post about writing on demand. I’m an intermittent user of this method – writing first thing on …

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The year in review

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At this time of year, there’s always a rash of round ups about the year that was. People write about the best books they’ve read, the best films and the best television shows. And then there’s the plans for the coming year, a raft of New Year’s resolutions and a general sense of taking stock. Who am I to buck …

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Update on me

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I’ve been writing, reading and watching television. The television may have to go or I become more selective about what I watch. I’m one of those writers who have a lot of projects started but come to a stop at about the 20k mark. This is not very productive and dare I say it, the mark of someone who hasn’t …

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Australia Day Blog Hop!

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For the past four years, ShellyRae at Book’d Out has run an Australia Day Blog Hop. This year I’m part of it! If you make a comment, you go into the draw for a copy of Cold Deception (ebook only). The competition closes  at midnight on 27 January 2016. Open to international readers as well. There are a lot of book …

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Bullet Journal love

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Many moons ago when I first started writing, I used to blog a lot. Then I had a disaster with upgrading my website and managed to lose all my posts. Since then I haven’t done much. I used to love it. I’d post about trips I’d made, books I’d read, what I was writing … But then I fell into …

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Best books read in 2015

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I read eighty books in 2015 which is down on previous years. In no particular order, although Station Eleven was my favourite. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly Life After Life by Kate Atkinson The Spring …

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COLD DECEPTION Free Book of the Week on iTunes!

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You can get COLD DECEPTION on iTunes this week for free!     Now, to the really important point of this blog post. Cathryn Hein rural romance writer par excellence and Friday Feast wrangler, has requested my recipe for cheese and onion muffins. I based this recipe on one I found on the internet which was too salty. With both …

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Cold Deception free!

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For a short time, the first in the Dark Mountain series, Cold Deception, is free on Amazon.com Amazon.com.au iTunes and Kobo. Go get it! Secrets, lies, deception. That’s what it takes to stay alive. At 20, Julia Taylor went to prison for murdering a man who deserved it. Ten years later, she’s ready to put the past behind her and …