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What Readers Want

By |2019-11-04T09:07:54+13:00November 4th, 2019|

What Do Readers Want?

Excitement and escape, with intrigue, so at the end of every chapter, you are desperate for MORE …

BUT before you take the bold step, of actually purchasing a book, you want to know two things, apart from professional editing and a great cover:

(1) What’s this book about?

My books deal with real people living real lives but with twists and turns that take you […]

Getting Book Reviews

By |2019-10-27T16:24:02+13:00October 25th, 2019|

Whats the Problem with Book Reviews?

The REAL BUZZ about writing is meeting and talking to so many wonderful readers.

Strangers email me or come up and chat about my books. Some write messages of delight on Messenger or in private emails, which almost defeats the purpose of acknowledging a good book. On request, some have generously copied their comments onto my website or into GoodReads.com, where most of my reviews are […]

Rugby Goes Creative

By |2019-10-23T17:39:32+13:00October 23rd, 2019|

Rugby Romance Hits Inspirit Art Gallery

What happens when American tourists arrive in Cambridge?

It’s not very often sport and art collide. But at an exclusive event held at Tamahere’s Inspirit Art Gallery, a gathering of American Rugby Romance Readers enjoyed chatting to former NZ Rugby All Black, Alistair Scown.

Curator of Inspirit Art Gallery, Jenny Scown, arranged for her Uncle Alistair to reminisce about his All Black touring past. Antics […]

Take A Chance on Life!

By |2019-10-23T16:32:00+13:00October 22nd, 2019|

Take a Chance – You Only LIVE Once!

After working long, thankless hours in corporate business over many years, I realized that I had driven my career down a dark, relentless rabbit hole.

My day job was sucking my soul dry. There was no job satisfaction or regular lunch breaks, and all I could see was a perpetual cycle of clients, suppliers, and staff problems. If I was a runner, you could […]

What did the Editor Say?

By |2019-10-23T16:48:13+13:00October 13th, 2019|

What did the Editorial Assessor Say?

I’ve just finished reading through the independent Editors Assessment of my NEW book – In the Deep End-Book Two.

It’s simply incredible what Tina Shaw comes up with – sound advice and creative suggestions to push my creative thinking a little harder.

The Assessor’s job is critical to the success of any book. They review the structure and content in detail, and Tina Shaw always does an exceptional […]

What’s in the Blurb?

By |2019-10-13T10:58:30+13:00October 13th, 2019|

What’s in the Blurb?

I learned the hard way that the blurb on the back of every book, along with a professional cover, is absolutely critical to capturing reader’s attention.

It needs to summarise the storyline and hook reader’s into wanting to read your story. My first blurb on the back of In the Deep End – Book One was a FAIL! I was too wordy, too smart-arse trying to BE too […]

A Taste for Trout Tickling

By |2019-10-23T16:34:58+13:00October 13th, 2019|

Tickling the Trout

From Chapter 9,  In the Deep End – Book One

It was some time later when the pair began their lifelong affair yet again. Although their relationship, they thought, had finished years ago, it wasn’t entirely over. Wanting closure is the contemporary expression for terminating a relationship, especially a friendship for life and love like the one that had bound Amira and Alex together since their teenage years.

Amira didn’t […]

Best Friends or Lovers – Book Review From Seasons Magazine

By |2019-10-24T10:49:05+13:00October 7th, 2019|

GREAT book Review

Great review for In the Deep End – Book One from Seasons Magazine.

The is an excerpt from a full page book review in the October edition of Seasons Magazine – with over  100,000 readers across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

“The author takes you into the hearts and minds of these two married couples who navigate through 21st-century social convention.  In the Deep End, is a superb piece […]

October is a Write Off

By |2019-10-23T16:38:16+13:00October 7th, 2019|

October is a Write Off

Saturation writing and speaking events abound!

The juggling act continues with several articles published in Season’s Magazine bringing my journalistic prowess to the fore along with the momentus completion of my fourth book, which is Book Two in the series, In the Deep End. It has been hastily fired off to the Editorial Assessor while I gird my proverbial waiting for the Assessor’s de-constructive advice. Yes […]

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