Are the Lights Still On?
Are the Lights Still On?
In four weeks time, I leave New Zealand to visit friends and family in South Africa, Cape Town to see if the lights are still on.
With the sad economic decline and the never ending “load shedding” a euphemism for power cuts upwards of ten hours a day… I’m beginning to wonder how I’ll be able to […]
Confessions of Love
I wrote, Confessions of Love, while overseas at the end of last year.
My husband said I should call it, “What Your Lovers Told Me,” and in hindsight, I think his advice was more catchy and true to the content.
Struggling with intermittent WI-FI along with the interruptions of traveling, eating and drinking, meant I didn’t advertise or promote this book air […]
Famous Female Pirates
Famous Female Pirates.
While researching famous female pirates for my next new writing project I’ve stumbled upon some fascinating information about female pirates who made their mark on the high seas.
Women were not the simpering characters often depicted in novels and movies, clutching their silk dresses and pearls or fainting with shock and horror.
Here’s a […]
N F Webber – What’s in a Name?
N F Webber – What’s in a name? A lot actually.
I am venturing into psychological thriller genre and to distinguish it from my other books, I’ve used my initials N F Webber.
Making that distinction allows readers to find my thriller suspense books more easily. Especially as I intend to write more. I hear you say NFW! Haha
The meaning of those […]
The Foster Mother has Its Official Cover!
After much book-cover angst over my new psychological thriller, The Foster Mother, I bit the bullet.
I put the job out to professional cover designers in USA.
Three weeks later they returned with their concept mockup. It immediately took my breath away!
Giving them the brief put me on the spot. They asked all kinds of questions about the plot, the characters […]
The Foster Mother Flying High
Flying High After Finishing, The Foster Mother, my new Psychological Thriller.
I won’t be flying high for very long as the completed manuscript for, The Foster Mother, is already out with a team of eagle-eyed Beta Readers and a professional editor who will all have much to say!
So I’m braced for their very valuable advice and for lots of red […]
Afghan Mother And Five Children
Many of you will know that I support an Afghan mother and five children along with a small group of friends.
Mahnaz Sharifi, a fourteen year old girl living in Kabul with her mother and four siblings is the gifted young artist that created these pencil drawings. We are selling them on printed cards to help support this family.
After Afghanistan […]
The Foster Mother Blurb
For me the hardest thing to write has been The Foster Mother Blurb.
Here is the Foster Mother Blurb after input from award winning experts and about a dozen teeth grinding rewrites from me.
There’s a world of difference between a mother and a psychopath. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell them apart…
When a young mother abandons her baby in […]
Reworking the Core Part
Learning new things and reworking the core part of an author business is critical these days.
Yesterday I spent three amazing hours with publishing book consultant and author extraordinaire, Kirsten McKenzie. It was an eye-opening session and reinforces the much repeated concept that you don’t know what you don’t know. It turns out I hardly know a thing.
She discussed my […]