An Indie Publishing Journey: Mistakes I’ve Made with my first book

It was always inevitable. I was always going to make mistakes on this journey, and I always said I’d be upfront when I do. I’ve learned from those before me, so hopefully, I can share my experiences and it will help you too! So here we go… Mistakes I made with my first published book … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Kaneana May

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If you’re new to this blog series, you can catch up on all the authors by clicking here. With her 2019 debut novel, The One, seeing such success already, I’m sure Aussie author Kaneana May needs no introduction. I first had contact with Kaneana last year when she contacted me to help build her website. … Read more

One week on from publication

It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was a ball of nerves as my debut novel, The Memories We Hide, hit the shelves. I woke to an email that pre-orders had been sent and that my book was now live. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t internally squeal with excitement. So, … Read more

RWA19 Wrap Up – Romance Writers of Australia 2019 Annual Conference

The Romance Writers of Australia held their annual conference in Melbourne from Friday, August 9 through to Sunday, August 11th. Due to family commitments, I was only able to attend the Friday workshops but I had an amazing time. RWA19 was my debut conference and as a conference ‘newbie’ I was nervous but excited. Nervous … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Maya Linnell

I’m so excited to welcome Aussie author Maya Linnell to the blog. Maya hit the shelves this year with her debut novel Wildflower Ridge, and it has been a huge success. I’d go far as to say it’s been one of my favourite books of the year. But, Maya isn’t just a brilliant author, she’s … Read more

My Top 3 Indie Publishing Resources

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Dipping your toes into the indie-publishing industry isn’t something to be taken lightly. The learning curve is steep and there are so many misconceptions and well-meaning but incorrect information out there. When I first started researching indie-publishing, I was amazed at how much information was out there. But, it was finding the right, most current … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey: Chapter 5 (Imposter Syndrome)

The other day was a particularly special one in my publishing journey. I revealed the cover for my debut novel The Memories We Hide. First to see were my super-reader team, and then my VIP newsletter subscribers. The feedback was so positive, it had me buzzing. Then I reveal the cover to the wider world … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Lisa Ireland

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Lisa Ireland is an Australian author whose fifth books The Art of Friendship, was one of my favourite reads of 2018. Her ability to craft such realistic characters and write a story that could be unique, yet relatable to so many, is something to be admired. So without further ado, (or anymore fangirling), here’s what … Read more

No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)

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As I prepare to announce the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking a lot about the story. I heard an interview with an author the other day and something they said made perfect sense. The author said that once you have finished your book and it’s ready to go out in the … Read more