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A Gift for my Subscribers

We all love giving and receiving gifts. Though this year has been different (and that’s an understatement) at least we can still give even if it’s virtually.

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The merry season is upon us, and for many, it could not have come quick enough. I know some of you are in lock-down and that sucks at this time of year (any time really). We all want to be with family and friends, sharing food, drinks, laughter, and love.

For those who can’t, I feel for you and hope you’ll be able to find new ways to connect with loved ones, even if it’s only through Zoom or FaceTime. It’s a reminder to all of what is important. Maybe this whole 2020 year has happened for us to take a more in-depth look inside. We don’t need possessions and wealth when instead, we have family love and our health.

On a brighter note, I’m giving you a Christmas gift. Read it at your leisure—a collection of brief, feel-good and romantic stories. A Loved-up Christmas is an easy festive read I hope you will enjoy.

That’s all from me for now.

Yours truly in love-stories, happiness and writing,


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Posted in Writing tips

New Website and Blog

Wow! It’s mid-November already. Can you believe it?

What a year for so many of us due to COVID-19. I hope we’ll all soon put this year behind us (if it’s been difficult) or embrace it (if it’s been good). I’m looking forward to 2021.

One thing I planned to do this year was a new simplified website (more so than a blog). I accomplished that with Yes, my own little author domain. Please check it out and sign up to my new blog and newsletter. I’ll be concentrating more on the author life than life in general. I have big news breaking soon!

Now restrictions have eased I have a book signing

Saturday November 21st 10 am – 12 noon

With Covid-19 it’s been a while since my last sighing. I didn’t even have a book launch for Elephant Creek which is disappointing. Appearing at Annie’s Books on Peregian is a terrific opportunity to showcase my books. Annie’s is a famous little bookstore with the outside footpath area a perfect place to set up my book-signing table, with people passing by and popping in often.

If you’re a Sunshine Coast local, come pop by and say hi. I’ll have a little competition going to win my books, mouse pad and pen.

Venue address: 8 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach

For Gold Coast locals all books are still available from Karen and Rob at Currumbin Creek Newsagency on Currumbin Creek Road.

With Elephant Creek being set in Currumbin Valley there’s plenty of local spots mentioned in the book, especially Currumbin Creek.

I’ve had some busy months, both with work (admin and graphic design) and writing (which includes marketing my books). The latest manuscript is complete. Yay!  I was lucky enough to polish this story through the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance Manuscript Development Project, with Dr Melanie Myers. Melanie is the award-winning author of Meet Me at Lennons.
The next story is six chapters in and flowing well. Both will be stand-alone books where I’m seeking publication rather than self-publishing. There are many reasons for this move. I’ll keep those secrets for now, but I hope to update you before Christmas.
For those living in Victoria, I’m glad your life can finally get back to normal (the new normal at least). I’ve been thinking of you.
Enjoy Christmas shopping and don’t forget to buy books as gifts. You’ll not only make a writer happy but a reader too.
Love, hugs and reading happiness,

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