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Sometimes when I need a break from writing, I like to post about random stuff!


Happy Easter!

Hi y’all,   HAPPY EASTER FROM NEW ZEALAND! It’s Good Friday, here. And, joy of joys, the weather yesterday was so wet and stormy and utterly vile, that DD’s early...

Smitten by our kitten

Hi all, If you’ve been following my blog posts for a while you might remember that a little over a year ago, we lost our beloved ocicat, Minna, to pancreatic cancer. And although...

Of opals, warriors, and coffee-bean dresses

Good news! Now that line-edits are completed on Opal’s Wish, I’m about to post a proper excerpt which I’ll link to in the book page :) But in the meantime, after the...

I read your book; the power of literacy

Just a quick post today, I’m afraid. I’ve hit the 70,000 word mark on Opal’s Wish (Crystal Warriors 4) and I need to keep writing through the weekend. Spotted this...

Beauties, Geeks & Bachelors

Disclaimer: I’m not particularly good at deconstructing something and analyzing exactly why I enjoy it. Whether that “thing” happens to be wine, a book, a TV show...

The Perfect Christmas Surprise

The Perfect Christmas Surprise (cross-posted from Writers Gone Wild) Hi y’all, I find it’s nigh on impossible to buy presents for my teenage kids anymore. They have firm...

OCD Love, and Girls Who Read

Warning:  This first one might have you reaching for the tissue box. I’ve watched it three times and I still cry. If this was a book, I’d be gutted by the ending because...
Easy-peasy chocolate mug cake

Easy-peasy chocolate mug cake

  It’s been quite a while since I posted a Recipe of the Week, but this one has inspired me to share :) Ever have times when you need a chocolate fix but baking a whole...