Happy National Book Lovers’ Day!

Happy National Writers’ Day! OK, so that is National as in America, and technically it was 9th August which is now yesterday in Australian time, but who needs an excuse to have a picture of Jane Austen heading the blog? Not me, clearly. I am excited to celebrate this day, whenever it really is, by …

Book cover image, ISBN number – do we have lift-off?

As you may know, I am using my few more days in Melbourne as thinking time, rounding off time, getting things squared away. It certainly feels very indulgent to have so much time to myself and my projects! No housework, no school wash, no work, no worries.  My big to-do list item was making final …

Another step closer?

Ta Da! My special edition print run from Officeworks for Bookclub, who have so kindly agreed to review it, with red or even green pen.  We meet again next week so I will listen to their loving feedback. The first three chapters of this version are currently sitting with Writing to Inspire‘s Elizabeth Bezant – …

The First Five Pages

A dear kind friend met me for coffee at the end of June – yikes that is three weeks ago.He had read the manuscript and was full of warm commendation and praise, and in the spirit of the Japanese “this is perfect, now let’s explore” he kindly offered suggestions and tips to keep moving it …

The Press – Whose Story?

One of the defining experiences for me in wanting to write my book, was my early brush with the media. I had always had it in my mind that I would speak up about my experiences, once all the legal processes had been completed and there were no possible repercussions on that front.   Hell my …