Favourite Bookish Relationships

With the Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought it was appropriate to discuss books surrounding relationships.  Here are some of my favourites. Favourite Romantic Relationship   Landon in Jamie in “A Walk To Remember”. This love story had everything I wanted. Popular guy, nerdy girl. Conservative family, rich family. Not wanting to fall in [...]

Book That Made An Impact On Me

Some books leave a mark on you. Some of them make you fall in love with the act of reading. Some make you want to be as great a writer as the author. I have books in my life that have made an impact for different reasons. “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden was [...]

#LoveOzYa | Book Reviews 3 Australian Young Adult Novels

I have read 3 outstanding Australian YA novels and thought I'd share my thoughts on each. First I read "Beautiful Mess" by Claire Christian.  I've spoken about Claire in the blog post The YA Masterclass, where she closed the event.  When Claire spoke about her book, I knew immediately I needed a copy.  It killed [...]

Reflecting on 2017 | Bi-Monthly Goals: January & February, 2018

What a whirlwind 2017 was.  I started the year off with ticking off a big bucket item; going to Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. I had accomplished something I'd been putting off for years. It spurred me on to tackle something I had been so fearful of. Writing a novel.  Not only writing it, but [...]

Authortube Newbie Tag | Writing Tag

Watch On YouTube! Newbie writer discussing first time published, authotube newbie tag, writing a young adult book that is contemporary fiction. My writing routine to complete a first draft in nanowrimo. And discussing my WIP the Brittany and Charli series. Being that this tag is 100% regarding YouTube, well AuthorTube to be more exact, I [...]

NaNoWriMo Plans 2017

I spoke in my September & October Goals blog about planning for NaNoWriMo. The planning has been done. Let's discuss my decision. Watch On YouTube Fun Summer Read When I was drafting "Brittany & Charli: Book 1" another story would not leave me alone. I quietly told myself that after I finished my draft I [...]

July & August, 2017 Goals

I have to say I was pretty proud of myself sticking to goals in May & June.  May was great.  I was diligent with my reading and writing goals.  I kept to my personal goals.  My manuscript crept up to 45K words.   Things changed up a bit in June.  I established a habit tracker.  [...]

The YA Masterclass

On Thursday 15th June, 2017, I attended the YA Masterclass as part of The Emerging Writers Festival. It was damn exciting. We listened to lectures, interviews, panels and had a 2 hour work shop. One panel discussed finding voice in YA. They spoke about how young adult readers know what they like and they know [...]