October 31, 2019

Who knew when I launched my first book at BookFace, Springfield in 2016, that three years later, the choice of that location for my book launch, would add my name to the library list for future events?

October 3, 2019

As writers, who in general, prefer to hide away and keep their own company—in writing or reading—it's important to have some personal contact with the outside world. Otherwise, and perhaps this is specific to me (?), people can become insular and lose sight of what...

September 5, 2019

It’s lovely to hear other people’s stories and if you are thinking of writing a book or are just about there—good on you. In fact, any creative outlet has been proven to help with mental health.

August 1, 2019

Then, it was great to be part of the Ocean Reeve Publishing (ORP) team that travelled to Sydney for the SHINE Business Women and ORP, How to Write & Publish a Book Workshop**.

May 23, 2019

There are many things to think about when starting a writing project. Importantly, if you are wanting your book to be read and hopefully, cover the publishing costs, you need to think about your target audience. You want your book to be read, don’t you?

May 2, 2019

Fear is what holds us back in every aspect of life. Fear of putting ourselves, our thoughts, our emotions out there. Let’s turn fear on its head. In the words of Norman Schwarzkopf, “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing it anyhow, that's what cou...

March 14, 2019

I joined the Gold Coast Writers Association (GCWA) in 2017 and I have learnt so much. The photo is with Ocean Reeve and Jenny Old at a GCWA meeting; they are two great authors and now, good friends!

February 28, 2019

Then, there’s a total of 21% referrals arriving from Facebook. Hopefully, this is an indicator that the social media strategy is working. Google is up next with searches of 11%.

February 14, 2019

I think of my mum when I reflect on this Buddha saying: “Happiness is a journey, not a destination …”

January 31, 2019

As per the account towards the end of the award-winning book, GOODBYE TO Italia, after the wedding, my mother had a quiet moment by herself, at the grotto of the Virgin Mary.

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