Revitalising An Old Romance Story

Will A Visit To The Setting For An Old Romance Story Bring It To Life? I have put aside writing an old romance story for the last couple of months now as I decided it wasn’t working the way I needed it to. I’d got wrapped up in writing a story, but it was not a romance. That might have been okay, after all, I reckon it is a great story, but I’m a romance writer and I expect my … Continue reading

Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day Today is Mother’s Day, a day to shower our mothers with love and kindness. Its the day to show them how much we appreciate all they have done, or are still doing for us. But should we need a mother’s day or father’s day to do this? Has it become a commercial expedience rather than a time to count our blessings for all we’re given by our parents? I consider myself one of the most fortunate … Continue reading

New Clean Romance

My New Clean Romance Is Coming Soon After being too quiet lately on this site, I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new clean romance “Worlds Collide” is getting closer. After completion of the galleys, I’ve heard from my editor today that she has forwarded the prepared manuscript ready for publication. While I know it will probably be a month or so before I get a release date, and that date will still be some months in the future, … Continue reading

Cemetery Visit

Cemetery Visit I’m on of those weird people who enjoys wandering around any old cemetery I come across in my travels. The words engraved onto tombstones can be so sad, so poignant and give us such a meaningful look into the era these people lived. Seeing young deaths and the dates indicating the influenza epidemic or a shipping accident. Alternatively I am often left to wonder what happened as I read these words. The natural deaths, the unusual deaths, the … Continue reading

A Man’s Rights

What’s Happening To A Man’s Rights? What on earth is happening to a man’s rights? Has the world gone crazy? I think it probably has when I read an article about a society trying to make men pee sitting on a toilet when it is surely natural for them to stand. (As an aside here, I point out to US readers, the word toilet is not considered a ‘delicate’ word in other countries so I use it freely) According to … Continue reading

No Romance Writing

Romance Writing Takes Back Seat Romance writing definitely took a back seat in my life these last few weeks. Not because of celebrating the silly season of Christmas and New Year, but a much more personal celebration. My mother reached the giddy heights of 100 years of living. Now I’ve begun writing this there is so much I’d be honoured to share with you about my mother that I’m going to make this post into “Part One” of my thoughts … Continue reading

Researching in Turangi

Researching in Turangi I’ve spent the last few days researching in Turangi. What details I’m researching, or for what story, I have no plans as yet, but I enjoyed the novelty of wandering around one of many beautiful areas of New Zealand. It made me realise for the umpteenth time, just how lucky I am to live here. Without heading in this direction on purpose, I am drawn to our bush. I love the idea of using it as a … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have been able to spend this family orientated day with family and friends, or at least remembering happy times of previous Christmases. While this period seems to have turned into a commercial holiday with little thought for anything other than presents, fine food and beverage and general over indulgence I try to keep at the forefront of my mind, the reason for this … Continue reading

Blog Visits

Up Coming Blog Visits Its great to become more active again on the social media front with some blog visits already passed and plenty more to come this week. With the different time zones it is interesting arranging blog visits, I have to remember they fall the day after the quoted date, as New Zealand is a “day ahead” of US/UK. The responses I got for my requests for some blog visits to help promote the release of “Leath’s Legacy” … Continue reading

New Release “Leath’s Legacy”

New Release “Leath’s Legacy” There’s nothing like a new release to encourage a writer back onto the promotional pathway. Or a relaxing holiday to provide her with the energy. I’ve recently returned from a three week holiday in the resort islands of Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand so I have no excuse for not knuckling down and getting involved with promoting my new release “Leath’s Legacy”. Starting tomorrow I will be guesting on half a dozen different blogs and … Continue reading