Off Topic

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


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

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 tray of...

Wulfenite sighting!

Hey all, Got a cool photo from one of my Aussie author-friends. She was reading The Crystal Warrior just prior to a visit to the Broken Hill Minerals and Mining Museum… where...

Armageddon Auckland 2013

Hi all, Phew! We survived another year of frantic scrambling to get DD’s costume ready for the Armageddon Expo. And the great thing is, because of the timing (i.e. just prior...

Maree gets linky – just for fun!

**Cross-posted from Writers Gone Wild** Hi y’all, Was hoping to share some cosplay pics of the BioShock outfit we’ve made DD to wear at Armageddon this weekend but alas,...