Finally got my retreat

Got my retreat at last

Quite some time ago, I posted about planning my own writing retreat. I was surprised to see that post was done in 2012!

Since that post, I’ve been trying to find somewhere to go. It has been a bigger challenge than I expected, most places I looked at were for 2 people, and there have been other things on the weekend so it’s been hard to find a time to go. I finally got my opportunity last weekend.

It was all planned at the last minute – my brother and sister-in-law were going away and I offered to house sit for them. This had a number of advantages, including price, but I also had somewhere familiar to go. [Read more...]

Christmas is Coming….

Books make great gifts

It seems I can’t get on Facebook lately without someone posting a countdown to the number of days or weeks until Christmas. I always take a week off that as it tells me how long it is until Mr Z turns 11!

Along with the countdown posts, there are posts about ways to save money for Christmas and reminders about starting Christmas shopping early.

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Swallow Me, NOW! – ebook now available

Swallow Me, NOW! Available now as an ebook

It’s been an exciting day today, and it’s the first chance I’ve had to get here to share the good news, if you’re on my Facebook page, I posted earlier this morning.

Swallow Me, NOW! is now available on Amazon as an ebook! Click here to get your copy.

I woke this morning to find it had gone live.

The cover features the work of Cecilia Clark, and you can read more about how she created Sam here. I love her illustration of Sam and Cecilia did a great job of getting her out of my imagination and onto the page. [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me

Today is my birthday. Despite what my kids think, I’m not over 1000 years old, just getting closer to 40.

Earlier this year I was talking with Julieann from Lilly Pilly Press and said that it would be really cool to celebrate my birthday with a book launch. She said “Let’s do it.”

While it’s not quite launched for today, my first book,¬†Swallow Me, NOW!, is so close to being ready, it’s really exciting. Currently we’re at the proofing stage – making sure there are no typo’s and all the words are spelled correctly. Every time I go through it, I see something else! I’m sure it will get to the stage where we just say “That’s enough.” [Read more...]

Dinner for One with a Notebook

Dinner, glass of wine, and a notebook

Over the last couple of months, I haven’t been doing a whole lot of writing. I’ve been concentrating on editing, crowdfunding, looking after kids, work, and all the other things that come with being a busy Mum. I haven’t participated in my usual writing prompts and challenges and barely finished a story for this months Chapter Book Challenge.

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the photo that’s on this post. There’s a story behind this picture, in short, it’s close to my ideal Friday ¬†night.

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