Making It Up As I Go Along

Last year, I was asked if I’d be interested in being a guest blogger for Writing Teen Novels. I was flattered to be asked and of course said yes. The aim was to write 12 posts that would run once a month through 2014. The first has just been posted. If you’re interested in writing,Continue reading “Making It Up As I Go Along”

Workshops and Sonic Screwdrivers

Your absentee author here, dropping in to say ‘Hi’, ‘How are you?’, ‘You’re looking well, have you lost weight?’ and other assorted greetings and pleasantries. It’s been a busy few weeks, mostly on the home life front (saw the National Theatre Live international broadcast of Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston in Macbeth, caught up withContinue reading “Workshops and Sonic Screwdrivers”

Learning As We Go: New Adult & The Digital Revolution

I’ve been thinking about the difference between New Adult and Young Adult fiction this week. For a few years now I’ve been kicking around a story idea that, when I first heard about this blossoming genre called “New Adult”, seemed to fit the idea like a….can I say “glove” and not have my writer’s licenceContinue reading “Learning As We Go: New Adult & The Digital Revolution”

Speaking as an Author

A lot of people think that the life of an author involves nothing but writing. If only that were true! Setting aside the fact that most authors don’t make enough money from their writing to do it full time (and thus have to hold down another job in addition to their writing career) there are a lotContinue reading “Speaking as an Author”

Rampant Self-Promotion

If you go to the Australian iBookstore right now, you may see something that looks a little familiar… Yep, that’s Vanguard Prime on the main page. No idea how long it’s going to be there, but it’s amazing nevertheless. Of course, this is to promote the free eBook novella Vanguard Prime: Red Alert, as wellContinue reading “Rampant Self-Promotion”