So excited to announce that my new release, Aloha Love is coming (ebook and print) on June 20!
Now, this is where authors start asking for favours! I will be forever in your debt if you help get Aloha Love out about in the big wide world. If I know you personally, there's coffee in it, and if we're online friends, then there are virtual thanks aplenty. Below is all the book info if you care to have a read.
Creating authentic and believable characters can sometimes be a challenge when writing and for that reason many authors often use elements of themselves and their own personalities, or of people they know and love.
Sometimes you get a great idea and launch into structuring the bones of this amazing new story, but creating characters who will ultimately do all of the talking and really bring it to life can take much more time and work. How they walk, talk and act, or how they dress and what they like and don't like all become vital in making them feel real and like someone the reader can identify with or recognise.
As a first time author, one of the biggest things I struggled with was facing the fact that readers, family and friends might be thinking that the main character was ba...
Having recently made the jump from ChickLit to Historical Fiction, I’m quickly learning just how hard it is to write authentically about a time in which I didn’t live or have the opportunity to experience for myself. Did I mention that living in Australia while the book is set in England and Scotland is also proving quite the challenge?
I’ll tell you a little bit about the project before I explain:
My grandfather lived a long life. He was 97 when he passed away last year and in spite of his dementia, he was still sprightly and outgoing. He loved to talk about all the things he had done and the places he had been, but I struggled to imagine just how much he had seen or how far his feet had carried him in all those years, and that had alwa...
A friend of mine, another author actually, the lovely Tess Woods posted a funny picture on Facebook of a bunch of Llama's (actually they were Alpaca's) and tagged me in the post saying that after reading Confetti Confidential: They do, I Don't, the fluffy beasts will always remind her of me. It made me laugh so I thought I'd share the section of the book she was talking about.
From CHAPTER 6
The Wedding of Nina and Chad
(Needy and Fancy?)
“Are you shooting the whole wedding, or just the ‘before’ shots and the ceremony?” I asked Tom when he called on Saturday morning.
“Just before, at their places, and then throughout the ceremony. They want a few immediately after, but that’s it. They’ve got a videographer doing the rest.”
“Did they tell you to dress up, too?” I hoped he would l...