Monthly Archives: December 2018

Don’t hit yourself on the way out, 2018!

It’s been a… complicated 2018.  There was  the good: Aunt Enid was fun to write. It reminded me of many, many wonderful childhood memories and I finally got hold of my great aunt’s lemon butter recipe! I attended Melbourne Supanova for the first time…  Road trip! with three fellow authors, Matt, Kylie and Katie. Just…

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Merry Christmas, One and All.

 See you next year.

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All I want for Christmas is Jólabókaflóð

Not long now. Christmas is almost here, and another year is ending. I plan to try (yet again) to instigate the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð. (Jolabokaflod means Yule Book Flood) where you give gifts of books and read books and eat chocolate on Christmas Eve. Why not join me? Here’s my Christmas gift to you: …

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A Writerly Christmas: Gift ideas for the Writer in Your Life

It’s that time of the year. Yes. Already. Have you not noticed the endless piped music, the tinsel, the shopping trolleys overflowing with a months worth of shopping (and shops will be shut for less than one day!) It’s been a busy week – the rush to get everything done before Christmas holidays start: finishing…

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Latest Aunt Enid Review

Thanks to Tilly (my number one fan) for her comments on Instagram after she finished Aunt Enid: Protector Extraordinaire. Book two should be out by the end of next year…

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The Little Things: Looking for one word.

A riveting plot is great, but it’s the characters that really make (or break) a story – their loves, their troubles, their journey make them complicated, interesting or (hopefully) lovable. There are many wasy to create characters. Some writers compile a list of traits, likes, dislikes, quirks, even eye colour.  Others consult the I-Ching or…

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Time Travellers’ Picnic, Adelaide

There was rain, tea, chocolate muffins, and lots of travelling… and a lot of fun.

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