The Ampersand Prize Opens Tomorrow.

  The Ampersand Prize is Australia and New Zealand’s premier award for unpublished writers of middle-grade and young adult fiction. Created by Hardie Grant Egmont in 2012, the Ampersand Prize has launched the careers of numerous best-selling and critically acclaimed authors including Melissa Keil (Life in Outer Space), Erin Gough (The Flywheel), Cally Black (In … More The Ampersand Prize Opens Tomorrow.

Life/Blog Update.

Hi Everyone, I just realised it has been a year since I last posted on this blog. I don’t even know where the time has gone. So much has happened since May last year. The coronavirus obviously being the biggest. Praise God it has not been as bad here is Australia as it has been … More Life/Blog Update.

Happy New Year!

  I cannot believe it is already 2018! That is crazy! Most people use this time of year to set goals and declare resoultions. I usually like to declare resolutions of my own, but this year I am going to do away with resolutions and instead declare my theme for the year. It is something … More Happy New Year!

Life Update.

I can’t believe it has been over a month since I last posted. I am so sorry, but my life has been extremely hectic and blogging has been the last thing on my mind. I suffer from anxiety and my anxiety has been through the roof due to my son, who has ADHD, having trouble … More Life Update.

Writing Tip Wednesday: How To Keep Your Writing Goals.

I subscribe to Susan Dennard’s newsletter and it is always full of useful hints for writers. I’m a bit behind on her newsletters though and was just reading the one from October 30. It had great tips on how to keep your writing goals and I thought I would share Susan’s thoughts here. Her suggestion … More Writing Tip Wednesday: How To Keep Your Writing Goals.

Writing Quote Wednesday: Encouraging Words From Jay Kristoff.

This life is full of people who will tell you can’t. That you won’t. That you shouldn’t even try. Doubt it not, my friends, these people are your enemies. They are the death of your hope and creativity. They are walking misery, seeking your company. Don’t spare them a second, or a breath. Leave them … More Writing Quote Wednesday: Encouraging Words From Jay Kristoff.