The Six Circles of Editing Hell

As promised, I have some insights to share about editing Blood of Heirs... The edits hit a pretty big snag last week, and without going into the gruesome details, the up-shot is that I had to cut ties with one editor and employ another to finish the job of the structural edit. Hopefully, this won't have a... Continue Reading →

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A New Path: The Publication of The Coraidic Sagas

The last two weeks have thrown up some big changes for me and my little writing Dungeon... One of the biggest is the decision to self publish my first trilogy of fantasy books! Woo! Book babies! Everyone loves book babies! I've decided to run a bit of a commentary on the process as it happens,... Continue Reading →

Menu Memories

When I travel, my memories always attach to food I’ve eaten along the way. I distinctly recall the vast array of dishes I tried on my first trip to the US when I was in primary school, and whenever I see those dishes elsewhere those early travel memories come flooding back. Churros at Disneyland, hush... Continue Reading →

Self-care & Jams

I firmly believe in self love, self-care and taking time to do things for yourself. Writing is something I do for myself, for the love of it, for the intrinsic reward and for how it makes my heart feel. It's a place I can go and be completely comfortable and content, even when the work... Continue Reading →

For Love’s Sake…

    It's been two years since I wrote 'All the Colours Of Love'. I wrote it in a moment of euphoria after the majority Catholic nation of Ireland made marriage equality legal, bubbling with hope that it would not be long until our country, Australia, would follow suit. How could we not? How could... Continue Reading →

The Rude Truth 

ABC Australia recently published an article about social media, asking if interactions 'in real life' were now ruder as a consequence of online interactions.  It got me thinking... What counts as rude, how do we define it? Generally, it's an action or response that goes against the commonly accepted status quo, or etiquette of a... Continue Reading →

A Girl in Time

My most recent adventures have been into the realms of editing and proofreading for some of my adored author-friends.  So far, I have had the great pleasure of working on: Stalin's Hammer: Paris (John Birmingham) Red Sister (Mark Lawrence) A Girl in Time (John Birmingham) I have links above to teasers for these amazing stories,... Continue Reading →

The Road to Recovery

This week my othopedic surgeon took the bandages off my stupid foot with a sense of finality and cautious optimism. Neither of us thought we would still be treating the thing 11 months after I first fell from a ladder while attempting to hang Christmas decorations. Neither of us thought it would take so long... Continue Reading →

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