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Book Announcement

It has been a long time between drinks… well, since I’ve published a book. October 2017 in fact. I hadn’t expected to take so long to publish my next book, but for those who work full-time and fit in writing in the other hours of the day in between commitments, will understand what I mean. Nevertheless, I am a perfectionist pedantic when it comes to completing a book. There is always more editing and tweaking to be done. I am never finished.

Save the date!
5 October 2021

(I know, weird timing of publication, but there you have it).

Goals update for May

Yes, I am behind on my goals, such as it is but wanted to post May’s update before the June reveal. Please read on…

I’m not sure what happened to the month of May, but it zoomed by. We’re heading into winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, and while we don’t have snow in Western Australia, though it has been known some snow falls on our Stirling Ranges. It does get that cold here. Mostly, our climate is Mediterranean, and we have mild winters. Still, cold for me.

So how did I go for May? I’ll let you be the judge.

Excerpt from Search for the Golden Serpent

After three years and many drafts, I’ve completed my manuscript for the last book in the Servant of the Gods trilogy. The manuscript is now with beta readers, and while I am eager to hear their feedback, I’m also a little anxious. In a month’s time I’ll found out what they thought of the story and suggestions for improvements. In the meantime, and in the lead up to the publication of book 3, I’m going to share some excerpts and quotes from book 1 and 2 of the trilogy.

I hope you enjoy them.

#IWSG What’s in a draft?

This article is for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance.

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other bloggers listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to check them out.

#IWSG Surprise, surprise!

This article is for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance.

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other authorls listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to visit their amazing blogs.

Location, location, location

When an idea comes forms for a story, the setting is crucial, and there may be numerous locations in the book. My Servant of the Gods trilogy has multiple locations as the main character, Evan, moves through the narrative to complete the quest of the gods. The same applies for my novella series, The Coin of Time: the main character Nik, travels to Europe in search of a mystical coin and learns his grandfather is kidnapped. Both characters live in Perth, Western Australia, which I have written about: Perth, Evan’s home and Perth from above, and you can check out the photos posted of my home city.

#IWSG Taking risks

This article is for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance. The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other bloggers listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to check them out.