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And done. Finally.

On Saturday night I finally hit send and The Grave at Storm's End went flying through the internet-ether-satellite-space-dohicky system thing and magically landed in my editor's inbox (or inbos as we like to call it). FINALLY. It has been two years. TWO YEARS, since I...

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To Read List #1

I'm one of those people who always has a pile of books to read. It used to sit on my bedside table, but it was hard to sleep with them all there glaring at me for not reading all night. So I've moved it to a shelf in the sunroom. But it's still there... glaring at me...

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Audiobooks!

Yes, you read that right - audiobooks! This year The Vengeance Trilogy will be brought to life by the magic of the spoken word. I have listened to audiobooks for as long as I can remember, beginning with Wind in the Willows and Lego Fabuland before progressing...

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Of Babies and Moving Vans

Life has finally settled down again. It has been a very strange two years - ok, two and a half. It has been two and a half years since The Blood of Whisperers was released, and in that time I have moved country twice, moved house an additional three times, got a new...

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Happy Birthday to me!

So today is my birthday. Normally I'm not one to even bother acknowledging this, but for some reason this year feels a little more special. I'm 29. Not quite the big 30, but certainly the last year I can claim to be in my twenties. The last year to get things in order...

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Ink Me!

I went to visit my lovely editor in Sydney recently, a once a year mini vacation because it turns out that she lives in the wrong city (ie not Melbourne). I get a few days away from my kids and the chance to talk shop without having to type in a little window and get...

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman

This is one of those short beautiful books that, while it didn't make itself impossible to put down, has certainly left its mark upon me. Simple and well-written, Stardust is a reminder of everything a story is and all a story needs to be. I find myself with so little...

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So I’m a gamer…

I must admit that for the last two days I haven't booted up my computer to write. Sorry! I've been gaming. Tabletop gaming. I think it's safe to say that I'm a geek in every way... We had a guest come to stay for a few days and as a result... this happened. We played...

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Hello 2015!

Why hello there new year, where did you come from? I only just got used to ending the date with /14 and now I have to change my ways? I call that inconsiderate! 2014 was a crazy year. I moved to a country on the opposite side of the world, got divorced and moved home,...

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#GamerGate, John Grisham and WTF?!

I'm a fantasy author, so I spend my fair share of time hooked onto the internet - both for work and as the source of the majority of my writerly and fangirly socialising time. It's a truly amazing and inspiring place, encouraging, amusing and fun, as well as an...

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Co.lab 2013 (Throwback Thursday #3)

Around this time last year I was struggling to write words, a pretty foreign concept when I usually struggle to stem them. This was a blank page mocking me with its over-bright pixels, white, empty. I couldn't even scroll to lessen the amount of white at the bottom of...

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Throwback Thursday #2

It's been a crazy couple of weeks! Having made the move all the way to Canada, I am now in the process of making the move all the way back to Australia again. Long story. Much more interesting is this week's Throwback Thursday post! Gods know where I dredged this one...

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