My favourite writing podcasts (2019)

The last time I did a blog post about my favourite writing podcasts, was way back in 2015! So I thought it was time to revisit and share what I’m listening to in 2019. So let’s get to it! #1 So You Want to Be a Writer Some things never change. I’ve been listening to … Read more

3 things to know before attempting NaNoWriMo

Here we are again! It’s almost November, which for many writers and authors around the world means preparation time for National Novel Writing Month or it’s more affectionately known acronym; NaNoWriMo. So what is NaNoWriMo for those who don’t know? National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Pamela Cook

pamela cook

If you’re new to this blog series, you can catch up on all the authors by clicking here. Pamela Cook is an Australian author of rural romance and women’s fiction, co-host of the Writes4Women podcast, and Room to Read ambassador. Her latest novel, Cross My Heart, was released in September 2019. I have known Pamela … Read more

The number 1 indie-author resource I recommend

When I decided I was going to head down the indie publishing route, I was starting with limited knowledge. I’d listened to hours of podcasts from Mark Dawson and Joanna Penn, which were fantastic in helping me decide that indie publishing was for me, but I needed the practical information. The nuts and bolts of … Read more

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

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

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

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

no two books are the same

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