Writing can be lonely. Luckily, these days there are many relatively easy ways to connect with your writing community. And one of those methods is: listening to writing podcasts. Since it launched in 2018, I've been a keen follower of The First Time Podcast. The hosts, Kate Mildenhall and Katherine Collette, have shared their publishing … Continue reading First Time Podcast
The Rush is out now. What’s that like, as an author? This week, many people have asked me how I am feeling. It’s difficult to describe (as a writer, you might think I could articulate my emotions clearly!) When your novel is finally in stores, there’s a sea of emotion. Overwhelmingly, there’s relief, a sense … Continue reading How are you feeling?
We're inching ever closer to The Rush being out in the world on 3 May. And I should know, because I'm in the throes of organising the Adelaide launch party! The party's on Wednesday 10 May, 6-8pm. See the details (and register for FREE) at this link: https://events.humanitix.com/booklaunchtherush I'm thrilled that friend and fellow writer … Continue reading Adelaide launch party
It's a rite of passage for authors - the moment we get to reveal the finished cover for our book. I'm delighted to share Simon & Schuster Australia's brilliant design of THE RUSH... It's everything a thriller cover should be - bold and foreboding, intriguing, tempting. More than that, it captures THE RUSH story so … Continue reading The Rush: cover reveal
2023 is shaping up to be an even more exciting year in my writing career... Not only is THE RUSH being published by the wonderful people at Simon & Schuster Australia on 3 May, it's now official that Harper Collins France will publish the French language version! I've been to France several times, thanks to … Continue reading The Rush: in France!
I'm very excited to share the news of my debut thriller, The Rush. Please see the official media release from the wonderful Simon & Schuster Australia below: MEDIA RELEASE SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA TO PUBLISH AN EXCITING NEW VOICE IN AUSTRALIAN CRIME FICTION Simon & Schuster Australia is thrilled to announce the publication of The … Continue reading Announcing: The Rush
In the tenth episode of the first season of 30 Rock (one of the finest shows ever made, and I’ve watched a lot of shows, and will continue to watch a lot of shows, a habit that’ll be even longer than this sentence), character Jenna Maloney is excited that her indie film, Rural Juror, is … Continue reading The Unpronounceables
As a writer, I appreciate listening to podcasts featuring other writers. You might be interested too, especially if you’re an avid reader and you enjoy writers festivals or chats. Here’s a list you might enjoy checking out. They range from interview-based podcasts with authors, through to podcasts that focus on providing tips and advice on … Continue reading 20 amazing writing podcasts
Lately, I've been doing a lot of rewriting. My thriller manuscript was in an editing phase, with plenty of deliberation about word choice. I’ve heard about this stage over the years – reading articles by other writers, listening to writing podcasts and authors at festivals. It’s everything they said would be. Daunting. Hard work. Mind … Continue reading What my corporate career taught me about writing
I’ve always thought it important that writers read. That sentence may sound like nonsense. Of course writers read, you say? Well, after following writing discussions for many years it’s apparent that there are would-be writers who are reluctant readers. For a variety of reasons (mostly because they don’t want to ‘taint’ their own style), they … Continue reading English class for 1