Tag: novel

Let Her Go e-book published today in UK

Let Her Go e-book published today in UK

At the end of last week, my UK publisher, Canelo, revealed this beautiful new cover for Let Her Go. I’ve loved all of my covers, and it’s always nerve wracking to wait and see what a new edition will look like, but I think Canelo […]

Writers ask writers: How do you maintain interest in your writing project when you’re discouraged?

Writing a novel is a long-term project. When I write, I have flurries of inspiration and enthusiasm – usually at the start of a project – when the ideas seem to come from everywhere, when I can’t type fast enough to keep up with the […]

Writers ask writers: The Writing Process

Writers ask writers: The Writing Process

Writing is a solitary business, and being in Western Australia, it can seem even more isolated from the east-coast-centric Australian publishing industry. During the recent Perth Writers Festival, I met five other Perth-based female authors and we have formed a group to support each other. […]

Beginning a new book…

It’s now been just over two weeks since Fractured was published in Australia. Is that all?? It’s been a strange couple of weeks. I was full of anxiety and anticipation about the release, and had a hectic few days at the Perth Writers Festival and […]

The bound proof of Fractured is here!

On Friday I returned home from a trip to the park to see the now familiar brown jiffy bag at my front door from my publisher.  I ushered the kids inside then tore it open to find the latest hard copy of my manuscript, and […]

Celebrating Every Stage

This morning, I met with Matt Richell, the Sales & Marketing Director from Hodder and Headline (Hachette) while he was in Perth for a few days. We discussed books and publishing in general, and of course, my novel. It sometimes feels that Perth is quite […]

‘The Good Father’ by Noah Hawley

I recently read The Good Father by Noah Hawley, a book that attracted me because of its focus on parenting and personality development.  The eponymous good father, Dr Paul Allen, is a rheumatologist whose son, Daniel, is accused of murdering a presidential candidate. As a child, Daniel’s […]

I’ve just signed…

…the contract for my first novel to be published! I’ve been very quiet here recently, that’s because there’s been a lot going on behind the scenes. I’m thrilled to announce at last that my novel (provisionally titled ‘That Day’, but it may well change) will […]

NaNoWriMo – I’m doing it!

I have decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month)after weeks of procrastinating about it (which of course is time that I should have been writing). I may be ‘cheating’ a little as I’m already about 20000 words into my second novel, and […]

On signing with an agent

I am thrilled to say that today, I signed a contract with a literary agent: I am now represented by Benython Oldfield of Zeitgeist Media group. I was lucky enough to meet Benython when I attended the Hachette/QWC manuscript development programme in November last year, […]