If you’ve been looking to get copies of the Strange Sagas of Sabrina Summers from Amazon or Kindle recently, I’m afraid you’ll have been disappointed, but for a great reason. I have just signed a contract with Morgan James, a well-established hybrid publisher based in the States, who have agreed to publish The Uncooperative Flying

According to Winnie the Pooh, “when you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/97211-when-you-see-someone-putting-on-his-big-boots-you) Well, I’m getting ready to pack my own Big Boots ready for this northern hemisphere’s summer adventure. After a lot of a lot of research (thanks hugely to

They say that whatever book you are working on, writers still believe that there’s a better one waiting round the corner, and I know just how that feels. Although I am currently finishing off the formatting and launch of the final Sabrina Summers’ Saga and have the planning and writing of the first Autumn Pugh book

Empty Nests

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 by

Empty nest syndrome is when your children grow up and leave home, leaving their parents alone in the family nest. I believe writers have the same emotions when they come to the end of a character. At the moment, the last in the Strange Sagas of Sabrina Summers is at the editor. I feel as

I really love this story from Fairfax Media’s stuff.co.nz on life tips from J K Rowling. I admire her not because she’s a successful author of children’s book (I’m just jealous of that ;), but because of how she respects her success and uses it. The link to the original is: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/10451034/15-life-tips-from-JK-Rowling In short: she believes in

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On Belonging

Sunday, 30 August 2015 by

Yesterday, my book group (The Redcliffes Book Discussion Group, part of the Book Discussion Scheme) won tickets to see Patricia Grace in conversation with Paula Morris in Christchurch. It was part of this year’s Word Festival. It might have been a bit of an ‘ask’ to get us all there by 10am on a Sunday

Following on from my earlier blog about how perfect cats are as a writer’s companion, I found this link about famous writers and their cats: http://www.buzzfeed.com/harpercollins/16-famous-writers-and-their-cats-9npd#.jmmBOjZPN Oh yes, and since it’s pouring today, not yet 9am, and I have had to open the full length windows in the bedroom and my study to let Twinkle

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