What a year 2015 has been! I am so full of thanks on this New Year's Eve. "Self"-publishing As Long As She Lives was a huge achievement which belongs to so many people as well as me: Ann Bolch, my editor; Lu Sexton, my proofer (and also an accredited editor); Lin Wee and her assistant Patrick, … Continue reading Thank you and Happy 2016!
A huge thank you to Dymocks Melbourne and all who came to celebrate the launch of As Long As She Lives, it was a truly wonderful night! My editor Ann Bolch launched the book, then my dear friend Jenny Seedsman introduced me for my speech full of thanks. Emma Jaques was the photographer for the … Continue reading What a night! As Long As She Lives book launch.
I was delighted to be invited by Stephen Campbell to be on his podcast, Crimefiction.fm and, despite feeling decidedly odd being 'on mic' instead of being the audio engineer, it was great fun! As a crime fiction reader as well as writer I've been listening to the podcast since it began in April as a spin-off of his … Continue reading As Long As She Lives on Crimefiction.fm!
As a woman, a writer and an author preparing for the launch of my debut novel in a few weeks, I read Kamila Shamsie’s “provocation” calling for 2018 to be a year of publishing only women with great interest. I admit that my gut response to the headline was one of concern — do we … Continue reading Self publishing is about self respect, not vanity.
As I was working with my editor Ann on the line edit of As Long As She Lives, my lovely Wattpad readers brought my "read" count to 1 million! I am truly as surprised and delighted now as I was when I wrote my first "thank you" post at reaching 200 reads - every single … Continue reading 1 Million reads and a map!
As of yesterday evening, I have in my Dropbox folder a shiny new file which is the fully edited and proofed manuscript of As Long As She Lives. It's done! The prose is tighter, the structure is pacier than the draft on Wattpad and it's the best I can make it at this point in … Continue reading As Long As She Lives is in production!