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 […]
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 […]
Valentina The Draft Prologue
I’ve been working on, Valentina, the draft Prologue for my new psychological thriller.
You may like to read Valentina-the draft prologue, and give me feedback, so I can improve my story telling skills?
Nora is the protagonist and this is setting the tone for this dark psychological thriller.
PROLOGUE – Nora
I was twelve when my mother […]
Duplicity Hit 200 Book Reviews
Recently I’ve sounded obsessive about book reviews but there is some good news. Duplicity has hit the 200 reader review mark.
It’s a bit like dating. If you aren’t looking for that perfect partner, then you’ll stumble across him in the most unexpected place. It’s the same with book reviews. I’ve been down in the dumps with frustration over […]
After initial feedback from early readers of Night Lark I’ve had the book re-edited and also upgraded its cover.
I’m sending this email with, firstly apologies, and the replacement new link so you can download a FREE updated copy
If the link doesn’t work please copy and paste this into your online browser:
Excerpt from Confessions of Love
Enjoy an Excerpt from Confessions of Love – a curated collection of ten lovers stories.
Here’s just one of the Ten short stories from Confessions of Love – a Curated Collection of Lovers Stories.
Some of these stories I wrote back in the 1990s! Others were written in the last year or two but all have a theme of love relationships, they’re […]
Confessions of Love – A Curated Collection of Lovers Stories
Confessions of Love – A Curated Collection of Lovers Stories.
Do you wonder what goes on in other people’s minds? Confessions of Love is a Curated Collection of 10 original, never-seen-before love stories.
Escape into love, adventure, romance, suspense and history amongst the entertaining pages of this well-crafted book. Immerse yourself in sharp, bite-sized intrigue and […]
Dream Versus Reality
There’s the dream and there’s the reality.
I’ve been away from home in NZ for over six weeks now, languishing in Kefalonia Island in Greece and Italy – Sicily to be more specific.
It’s been both maddening and stimulating. Where to start?
I completely underestimated the HEAT and endured temperatures in the 36F to 38F degrees, nearly baking what’s left of my […]