AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT MY MOTHER

AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT MY MOTHER

I've tried to avoid doing this, hoping that by ignoring my mother's attempts to intimidate and harass, she would stop. But it's reached the point where I feel I must warn people about her. I also want to stand up for myself:  Nothing I've written about my mother...

Social Media For Writers

Social Media For Writers

A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to send me your questions about social media. I received quite a few, too many to answer all in one post, so I chose the questions that seemed to have the broadest appeal. As you'll see, my answers are lengthy as I've tried to write...

Novel #2: An Update.

Novel #2: An Update.

Alternatively titled: How a Pantser Became a Plotter*   I'm being a bit naughty today and playing hookey from my work-in-progress. I've worked pretty solidly on it for three weeks, and I'm a bit tired, so I've decided to write other things instead today. Which is...

How I Got An Agent

How I Got An Agent

A few weeks ago, Lauren Keegan invited me to be part of her monthly blog series, How I Got An Agent. You might remember Lauren from this amazingly honest and moving post she wrote for Writers in the Attic last year. She wrote about rejection,...

Launch of ‘The Sisters’ Song’

Launch of ‘The Sisters’ Song’

I know it feels like months since The Sisters' Song was officially launched by Natasha Lester, but I've been rather busy and haven't had a chance to put the photos together and make a video. However, my diary was actually clear today, so it's done. And for those who...

Writers in the Attic: Michelle Johnston

Writers in the Attic: Michelle Johnston

I'm happy to say that Writers in the Attic is back for 2018! To ease the pressure on myself a little, I've decided it will be more of an occasional series, but I promise it will be just as interesting and varied! My dear writing friend, Michelle Johnston, is kicking...

Publication: The First Four Weeks

Publication: The First Four Weeks

Now that school has returned, I'm looking forward to getting back into some semblance of routine. It's been utter chaos in the attic since my book was released: I haven't known which day of the week it is, I've forgotten to eat, I don't know what's in the fridge or...

Shahina Braganza: Converting Chaos Into Order

Shahina Braganza: Converting Chaos Into Order

Most of the guests who visit the attic are people I've met relatively recently, but today's guest and I first met many years ago in Hobart, Tasmania, when she was still a schoolgirl thinking of studying medicine and I was a much younger mum and doctor. We lost contact...