I’m doing it

Two years ago, I was a person who had not written a full length book. The idea of it felt pretty silly – a whole book? No way. Children’s books I could do, they were what I knew and they were safe. No sex scenes in a children’s book. Nothing too controversial. You won’t find […]

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Self-publishing and all of the other stuff

It’s been an entire year since my first novel, Still Waters was released into the big, wide world. What a learning experience! Back then, I didn’t know anything about this book selling business. I had only signed up to Instagram and Twitter a few weeks before, and I was basically scared out of my mind. Fast forward […]

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From little things, big things grow.

I love to grow things almost as much as I love to write things. I realised recently that these two passions of mine aren’t actually all that different. As any gardener knows, there is no point planting anything if the soil is rubbish. The soil is the medium, the stuff from which the plants draw […]

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Sultana Cake

It’s no mystery that the Internet is swamped with two types of people. Firstly, you have the super happy and excited. The blessed and the folk who love where they live. Those with amazeballs. I know I sound cynical, but I promise that I have nothing against these very happy people. I’ve been known to […]

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Stirrings.

I’m here again, the second time in two days. This morning I cradled a cup of tea in my hands and stared at the ancient gum tree just outside the window. It was raining softly; the smooth grey limbs were just beginning to turn dark with damp. The trunk of this tree is tall and […]

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Me, you, and us.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships, including my own. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older. My view of the world seems to be shifting – sometimes slightly, sometimes dramatically, the closer I get to leaving my thirties behind. Hollywood tells us that our partner should make us happy and in my twenties, I […]

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Dear Quitter?

Well.. erm.. yeah. My Love Letters for May writing challenge has been a bit of a fail, as you may well have noticed. I got a bit behind and then it seemed easier not to think about catching up than actually catching up.. and then I just forgot about it completely for a couple of […]

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9. Dear Imagination

Dear Imagination Well. We’ve gotten ourselves into a fair amount of trouble over the years, haven’t we? The early years in particular were a little wild. I kind of liked you back then though, as crazy and rebellious as you were. I’ve noticed that since the children came along you’ve become a little sinister. A […]

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8. Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me Today I saw myself, all of myself, in the mirror for the first time in years. I was in the middle of my typical weekday routine – music playing from my phone to fool me into thinking I’m enjoying getting up and ready, rushing from a quick shower to the bedroom in […]

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7. Dear Rest

Dear Rest Today I met a dear friend for lunch. I arrived early and parked away from our meeting point, thinking I could waste a few of the spare minutes I had found myself with on the walk there. In between my car and the cafe was a park that I used to take my […]

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