Monday, September 21, 2015

This week in YOURS magazine...

I talk about my late start in writing and how I persisted in spite of rejections.




Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Secret Years book trailer...

I was lucky enough to win the making of a book trailer for The Secret Years. Gabrielle Battistell of Trailermade Production has done a wonderful job of distilling one hundred and eleven thousand words into a few poignant images and telling phrases. What do you think?



video

Thursday, September 03, 2015

It's spring again...

I have to confess I'm someone who's sad to see the end of winter. After living in the tropics for most of my adult life, winter has become my favourite season, especially now we're in the mountains and can enjoy a wood fire. Such a novelty!

But of course, spring is also lovely and brings new pleasures. Our garden is currently full of birds, attracted to the flowering grevilleas and bottle brush. They can be very noisy at times, but it's a wonderful sound.

And all kinds of flowers are popping up. Little white daisies, hippeastrums and day lilies. And the hanging baskets are starting to look pretty.

The other best thing about spring for me is that it marks the release of my new book The Secret Years. You can order a signed copy here.





There have been some lovely early reviews and I was rather chuffed that the editors at iBooks selected The Secret Years for their Best Books of the Month feature. A huge honour! Here's a link to the editors' comments .



I've also been invited to post on some other blogs about this book, so here are the links if you'd like to check out some of the background to this story.

Ten Terrifying Questions, Booktopia...

On writing dual time lines for Booktopia.

Where my story ideas come from with Australian Rural Romance... 

Military aspects of The Secret Years on Annie Seaton's blog...