Cover Reveal: House on the Hill

House on the Hill is coming to an online bookstore near you soon. Eleven-year-old twins, Cat and Mouse, crave adventure but when the school bully talks them into taking a ride on a dodgy-looking canoe, they know it can only lead to disaster. Proven right, they must learn how to deal with the bully and … Read moreCover Reveal: House on the Hill

House on the Hill -first draft finished

Exciting news! The first draft of House on the Hill is complete. This is a book for younger readers. More information will be revealed at a later date. But for now, the manuscript will be put aside for a short time before I return to it and start the revision process. Feeling satisfied right now. … Read moreHouse on the Hill -first draft finished

Update from My Writing Desk

It’s the second month of the year already. Time flies when you’re having fun … or just when you’re older. Not sure which is truer these days. Today, I’m glad to say that during the month of January, I averaged about 800 words per day. It may not sound inspiring to you, but to me … Read moreUpdate from My Writing Desk

Writing Update

It’s been a long, long time since I wrote an update for this website that didn’t consist of a book review. I wouldn’t blame you for thinking the blog is dead. But it’s not. I’m here as always. I check in often but don’t feel there’s anything worth saying, that hasn’t been said before. That’s … Read moreWriting Update

Canoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future

What do canoeing, Gaia, the 17th century and the future have in common? They are all featured in my current writing projects. It’s been a while since I mentioned my actual writing and today I feel the need to clarify where I’m at and where I’m heading with these four projects. The clarification if for … Read moreCanoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future

Accepted: Amunet’s Gift

I’m proud to announce my story, Amunet’s Gift, has been accepted for publication in 100 Stories for Queensland. The anthology will be published on 8 March 2011 and all proceeds will be donated to the survivors of the recent floods in Queensland. This is a great cause, so please be sure to purchase a copy … Read moreAccepted: Amunet’s Gift

Varuna The Writers’ House

Varuna The Writers’ House is situated close to me, but I had never heard of it until today. I’ve spent some time today going through the awards, competitions and events and feel this website could be useful to me. I have already put my name forward to be added to their mailing list. Unfortunately, they … Read moreVaruna The Writers’ House