Posted in Elephant Creek, Writers, Writing tips

New Office to inspire the muse


Are you curious as to where I write?

Here’s a look at my new office. I still have a bit of arranging to do but it’s almost there. The perfect space to fit a desk, two laptops, trays, folders, stationery, bookshelf, filing cabinets, printer and of course – plenty of books (and pens) (oh, and notepads)!

Author Donna Munro's office.
My new office. I’m awaiting more of my books to fill the bookshelf.

Another advantage is when I turn around I have a water view – the pool. It’s tranquil and pretty to inspire my next book setting. Stay tuned for that.

Water views from author Donna Munro's office.
A pretty view from my office.

Today I had a phone interview in the office (my first). I know it’s Easter Monday but when a journalist calls it’s back to author mode. The lovely Laura of Coolum News was interested in Elephant Creek and we had a nice chat about what inspired me to write it (the old circus elephants of Currumbin Valley, plus the other two books The Zanzibar Moon and Kendwa’s Secret), what I’m doing next (a children’s book and more adult fiction) and other stuff. I’ll post a copy when it’s out. If you live on the Sunshine Coast look out for it.

Surprisingly, because Laura called out of the blue I wasn’t nervous while she interviewed me. It was more like a chat with a friend. I’m sure it will result in a great article. Any publicity is good publicity, right!

I’m also going to be in Seniors news both national and local, so look out for that. Hopefully, I’m also making inroads with local bookstores. Readers are loving the new book and I’m getting genuinely lovely feedback and seeing posts on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you, dear readers.

No makeup (yes, I am out of my PJs) in my new office.

If you know a bookstore or specialist store (like a beach boutique) who may like to stock my book please tell them to email me at donna@warmwittywords.com.au. Thank you.

Feel free to ask me any questions about my writing process. 🙂 xo

Posted in Author Highlight, Authors Book Releases

Scottish Outlander-Type Romances


It’s always nice to support another author. I met Samantha Liddell at an author event Books by the Beach in Mooloolaba. At the time I did not know I would move to the Sunshine Coast but we hit it off with our mutual love of writing. We arranged to catch up a few times before Covid-19 but now it will have to be online catchups (as many people are doing). We’ve been discussing ways to promote our books. Both of us love writing and want to share our work with as many readers as possible.

One way is to promote each other. If authors encourage their readers to purchase other authors books the benefits are mutual. Samantha has done an Aussie take on Scottish romance. See her books below. I’m going to interview Samantha and ask her about her book-writing process for my next blog post. I’ll also review her latest book Dreamlander.

If you’d like to check out Samantha’s Scottish at Heart series you’ll be supporting another indie author like me. You’ll find her books on Amazon.