Katniss is an incredible protagonist. She’s humble, she’s sincere, she’s strong, she’s compassionate, she’s smart. She’s everything I’d like my daughter to look up to and learn from. I know Katniss is fictional and the product of an author’s imagination, but she’s essentially a composite of so many things a woman can be. A guiding light who can inspire girls to take charge of themselves and grab hold of life to achieve anything they want.
Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been quiet on the blog front recently – but if I’m realistic, most of you won’t have noticed as there are a billion other posts to keep you busy. I’ve been a bit time poor and this year’s reading has been a challenge. I’ve found it hard … Continue reading Update from a Missing Person
So ... this is a really self-indulgent spur-of-the-moment post that's short on content but big on content at the same time. As with most people in the bookish world, I'm a huge J.K. Rowling fan and she has been the single biggest inspiration and role model as a writer. I have a little story to … Continue reading J.K. Likes Me
It's a day that I thought would never arrive. My newest book Subway | Palliatopia is finally launched into the world. To all of you who have followed along with me as I have created this book, thank you for your visits and encouragement. From today you can purchase SWP in either eBook or Paperback … Continue reading Subway | Palliatopia – Launch Day Giveaway
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Today was a day that I've been working towards for the past two and a half years. Subway Palliatopia has been such a long project and there were many times that I wondered if it would ever see the light of day. But, as I've said many times ... success is born from perseverance. Finally, … Continue reading Proof of Light in the Subway
Subway Palliatopia is arriving soon Writing a book is a long commitment. It's been over two years since I started writing my newest book and I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. Writers will understand that it's a long road to release. A winding, bumpy, foggy, pot-holed road. It's been … Continue reading The YA Book Launch of the Year Looms
As a writer, my mind is like a storm. Always churning with plots and characters, and swirling with twists and turns. Writing a book is the longest part. It takes years to blend your ideas into a cohesive and engaging story. After the writing comes the cover and the release, then there's the long road … Continue reading I’ve Done It Again. Change Is Good.
The Long Road to Overnight Success + Goals for 2017 This time every year is a time for reflection. Looking back at the year before and forward to the promises of the next. When I started writing I had visions of best sellers and earning enough to enhance my lifestyle. The reality is that writing … Continue reading The Long Road to Overnight Success + Goals for 2017
Looking back over my posts for 2015, one thing was obvious. I was very up and down with my post frequency. It was either a feast or a famine and I often felt guilty if I hadn't posted in a while. Finding the time to post regularly has been increasingly hard to achieve as I have juggled … Continue reading Changing into 2016