Why you should never be scared to Write

I don’t post about my own books, except when there is a super exciting sale going on… which happens to be right now. Xamnesia: Everything I Forgot in my Search for an Unreal Life is FREE from 01/19-01/21 (today, Friday, Saturday) on all of the Amazons out there. You can read it on your Kindle,… Read More

8 Essential Steps for a Successful Facebook Book Event

Have you considered hosting a Facebook event to promote yourself as an author? 8 author buddies and I did just that. Today I’m sharing how we did it and 8 essential steps for hosting a wildly successful FB book event. This happened last spring, but our event is still on FB so you can scroll through the… Read More

How a novel gets edited: The Developmental Edit 1

Ah, novels. They hold so much promise, don’t they? The cover and blurb draw us in, we pay a few bucks and dive in…. maybe there’s a table of contents with named chapters, maybe not. Maybe there’s a dedication: “To Billy Boo, faithful cat, damn that car…” it all draws us into a world created… Read More

Do you want to see how a novel gets edited?

It’s September, which is like January because school restarts and goals resurface saying, “Chucandoit!” As you may have noticed, I’m an editor plus an author. I’ve published three of my books this year alongside working with amazing clients around the world to edit or coach them on their books. I edit on an almost-daily basis and wanted to… Read More

Giveaway winner announced!

Hello – here to present the Lucky Lizzie Giveaway draw is my oldest, Béatrice, in a two-part video due to Mummy’s technical failure to remember her YouTube password. Congratulations to the winner, who will receive a signed copy of each of my three books plus a 20-euro Amazon voucher!!! Thank you everyone who entered and… Read More

Traveling with T interview and Prologue Reveal…

Tamara over on Traveling with T is a consummate pro blogger. So. Well. Organized. And I thought I was organized by virtue of being a Virgo…. not so. Not only does she whip up interesting interview questions, but she also gets the timing bang on – Xamnesia launched today and my Goodreads Giveaway ends tomorrow!… Read More

My village Post Office loves me

I love going to my village P.O. to mail actual books around the world. Do they love me? Not sure. Regardless, I’m excited to be mailing not one, but SEVEN paperbacks by early next week – would you like to be one of the recipients? Down in my home country, New Zealand, former-model-agency-owner-turned-writer-and-musician, Caroline Barron, interviewed… Read More

Our Facebook Event was fun! And vive encore!

Hello there, Yesterday, eight of my author buddies and myself hosted a super fun Facebook Event: Escape to France: Travel Tips from Authors Living in France. The event page is still up for you to go scroll through the amazing photos and stories and tips that everyone shared! For many of this, it was our… Read More