June 30, 2019

As a newbie self-publishing indie author, many successful writers, experts and authorities in the business advise us rookies to stick to a genre. Fair enough, as a reader I certainly need to know I’m getting women’s fiction or dystopian novel rather than science fictio...

May 6, 2017

The self-publishing industry is a fast-evolving phenomenon, like a tree it has grown up from the roots of traditional publishing into a fresh, exciting species. The traditional publishing ground was a hard place to penetrate, only the choicest, battle-scarred or luckie...

April 12, 2017

I love naming; my businesses, my characters, my children. It's one of the things that (as far as we know) makes us human and gives rise to the very source of communication, language and culture. It is a powerful act. In Genesis, God named everything and then it existed...

March 29, 2017

Offering a free short story 'The First Cut'.

October 22, 2016

1. It’s a good book

It is not easy to say that about something you have created but I do believe The King’s Voice is a good story. Not perfect, of course, but pretty damn good for a first novel.

2. It takes you to another world

Goaero, a succulent mix of all the places I’...

June 8, 2016

One of the hardest parts of being an author is actually getting your book ‘out there’. Although many of us don’t know any authors, there are squillions of authors and even more books on Amazon and all the other publishing platforms, all competing to be seen.

Then comes...

April 2, 2016


That’s right, The King’s Voice is a fantasy novel…with no dragons.


Apologies to all you dragon lovers out there!


Dragons are great, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that there are already a plethora of stories involving dragons, and movies too. I don’t think I can breath...

February 27, 2016

Many years ago I found this book at an op shop. It literally fell off the book shelf into my hands. It is called “Your Right to Riches” by Colin P. Sisson. The book has the most awful, tacky cover, but as the saying goes ‘you can’t judge a book…’.


There is gold in them...

January 31, 2016

This is a question I am asked daily, so over the next few weeks I will tell you more about what is going on between the pages of The King's Voice.


To start, here is an excerpt from the prologue.


‘Many Moons ago, when the Sun was a mere starlet she danced through time w...

January 13, 2016

On November 21st I finally held my first ever book launch! It was a long time coming,I started writing 'The King's Voice' in 2009 and it was published in August 2015.


It was held at The Glyde-In Community Centre in East Fremantle, a perfect little venue. Surrounded by...

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Sweetening the deal

March 29, 2017

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