Can you accept a compliment?

One of the reasons it took me so long to say the words, “I’m a writer” out loud was the fear that it would attract attention. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a shy person… I can meet strangers easily enough, have conversations at parties, I do okay in new situations. What I don’t like, in […]

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Hello, Stranger

  I have had the strangest couple of months, probably ever. It’s been so weird that at times I haven’t understood myself at all. My mind has entertained thoughts that seem like they belong to someone else; I have done a couple of things that were completely out of character, and often, I have lain […]

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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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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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30. A menu for my last meal ever.

I’ve been waiting for this one. No embarrassing story. No personal details. This one is so easy! First of all, since this is fantasy-land, can we just make it so that everyone in my family can eat anything they want and not get sick? Grand. Let’s get started then. You’re walking into my home, and since […]

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29. I ask advice.

Let’s talk characters. I’m starting to think about the third book in the series now that The ‘Ohana Tree is almost out (2 days to go!) and in my little moments of musing and dreaming, I’ve been focusing on characters. I’ve been asked a few times about how I come up with my characters. I […]

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28. 5 things I’m loving right now.

Spotify I feel like Spotify was made for people like me. People who love music, but struggle to name a genre they like, or who their favourite band is. My favourite features of Spotify are the “Mood” section and the “Related Artists” section. Being into music is a sort of new thing for me. I’ve […]

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27. What I’m dreaming about.

When I can’t sleep, which is often, I like to wander in my mind. I have my favourite haunts – Paris at night, the sandy streets of Jaisalmer, Worser Bay Beach. But lately, there’s a new place my mind likes to visit on those long, silent nights when sleep refuses to come. This wandering is […]

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26. What’s happening now?

I’m having a pretty good day. The kids are back at school, I got a massage and a manicure, I have the house to myself. My book is coming out in 4 days and I’m keeping it together. Okay, last night I did have a minor freak out, but mostly I’m keeping it together. The […]

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25. Something I’ve watched.

Last night I finished watching Season One of Outlander for the second time. The first time I watched it, I was alone – or pretending I was alone with the aid of headphones and a fierce glare for anyone who approached. But then it was added to Netflix, and after much deliberation, I decided my […]

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