Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book that I think deserves to be read. Today I am shining the spotlight on ‘Power and Majesty’ the fantasy novel by Tansy Rayner Roberts. Tansy is one of my favourite Australian writers, everything that I have read of hers I … More Spotlight Saturday: Review ‘Power and Majesty’ by Tansy Rayner Roberts.
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. Today I want to look at some new/up coming releases for May/June that I am looking forward to. Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta is now available in the U.S. This is an amazing ending to an amazing series. This is a must read for any fantasy lover so … More Fiction Friday: Quintana of Charyn and other up coming releases.
This week I read a great post by YA author Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver Trilogy) titled ‘Publishing Does Not Want To Eat Your Heart Out.’ It is a great post for all aspiring authors. She was asked a question from a fan about how to get an agent to say ‘Your book is interesting and yes’ … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Maggie Stiefvater talks publishing.
Hi everyone, I just updated my open submissions page. I now have 7 opportunities listed. 4 which are new. There are two new international submissions (1 for flash fiction and 1 for an anthology for dark vampire stories) and two new Australian submissions both for short stories comps giving big cash prizes. check out my … More Open Submission Page Updated.
Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday where I shine the spotlight on an Australian book I think is worth the read. Today I am shining the spotlight on the YA contemporary, ‘Saving Francesca’ by the brilliant Melina Marchetta. And this is my fourth book for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. The synopsis from Goodreads: Francesca … More Spotlight Saturday: Review ‘Saving Francesca’ (AWW2013)
Welcome to this week’s Fiction Friday. Today I will be reviewing the YA contemporary ‘Perfect Chemistry’ by Simone Elkeles. The Synopsis from Goodreads: A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully … More Fiction Friday: Review ‘Perfect Chemistry’ by Simone Elkeles.
Inspiration is all around and can come from many different things at any given time. If you are anything like me, then you don’t just get one idea at a time. So what are you suppose to do with the abundance of ideas that come to you? How do you decide which one to write … More Writing Tip Wednesday: Dealing with an abundance of ideas.
If you enjoyed my flash fiction story, ‘The Girl In The Mirror’, then you can hear me read it on the AntiSF Radio show podcast. I am the third story, 15 minutes in. Check it out here: http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/antisf/id/2288836
I have reached 100 followers on my blog, which I think is absolutely amazing, a big thank you to you all! To celebrate I am going to share with you the short synopsis of my YA epic fantasy currently titled ‘The Calling:The Prophecies of Terrateaka Book 1.’ Here it is: The world is new and … More The Calling.
OK, this is going to be a little long, but bear with me for I think this is a very important topic. I read an overwhelming amount of YA books, an area where female writers are both prominent and dominant, so I had no idea of the problems facing women writers, had no clue that … More A Word on Women Writers.Or, What Does My Future Hold?