Distractions of the Heart (from Emotions in Eruption)

This is my take on relationships and their often-volatile natures. In this poem I guess the romantic in me, surfaces but finds itself in constant battle with reality because love is too often a rocky road for many of us. It would be wonderful if that were not the case, but it is not always…… Continue reading Distractions of the Heart (from Emotions in Eruption)

Australian Author Diana Plater, her new book, and the after-effects of trauma

This month I am particularly excited to present an Australian author whose inspiration for her book Whale Rock is as thrilling as the book itself. A journalist, Diana has had first hand experiences of the things she writes about, and I am a little in awe but also more than a little sure that this…… Continue reading Australian Author Diana Plater, her new book, and the after-effects of trauma

Meet Aussie author Liv Arnold

This month I have the privilege of presenting two authors, one an Australian and one from the U.K. and two completely different genres. I am fortunate to be meeting so many interesting people with interesting stories to tell. I especially have a soft spot for Aussie writers as you may well imagine but mostly like…… Continue reading Meet Aussie author Liv Arnold

Making wine, or making vinegar – the difference is in the fine tuning

There are days when I feel so frustrated with the world of writing that I wish I had never started. The reality of it all, the hoping for reviews, hoping for readers, the media, working on follow up books, both in The Unexpected Series and my Emotions poetry trilogy has meant feeling overwhelmed. Don’t misunderstand. I…… Continue reading Making wine, or making vinegar – the difference is in the fine tuning

Keeping a blog interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8EKEFQ_vU My determination to keep my blog interesting has me coming up with a variety of ideas. Sometimes though it is about my novel and using music to give insight into my couple in Unexpected Obsession, is so much fun. I get to play with some of the older Italian songs like this one. I…… Continue reading Keeping a blog interesting

FIT doesn’t always involve a gym

As a writer, successful or not, imagination is a key to everything we do. Without it, I for one would be stuck for a blog post. Mental imagery is what drives us, forcing us to put into words the cinema inside our head. We could call imagination a staple, much in the same way ingredients…… Continue reading FIT doesn’t always involve a gym

Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Looking through some previous work I came across some things I had written regarding genre. I wanted to reassess what motivates me and so I went searching. We need to do this from time to time as a reminder of what we set out to do. I love the different worlds books offer us, but…… Continue reading Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Lucid Tranquillity

Sometimes our fears can hold us back from what makes us grow. Voices from the past remind us of our mistakes. We need to ignore them and instead go forward. We need more faith in ourselves, we need to believe in the voices of the future. Lucid Tranquillity I hear You. But, those voices, those escalating…… Continue reading Lucid Tranquillity

Cartoons to Romance, let’s look at art

Been giving a lot of thought to keeping the blog fresh and the one thing I keep coming back to is the people I meet in this career I have embarked on. I am a great believer in paying it forward and the people I meet every day encourage me to do just that and…… Continue reading Cartoons to Romance, let’s look at art