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Redemption out in Ebook

1116_esc_redemption_cvr_1920x3022It’s been years in the making but on November 5, Redemption, the third and final book in my fantasy series, The Twins of Saranthium, was published. I’ve had two children between the second and third books so a big gap of time isn’t underselling it and I am so grateful to anyone who has stuck around long enough to care and want to read it!

So here’s a big glass of champers to those still asking for that book and I hope I have given you the ending Shaan and Tallis deserved.

For details on the series head to my website at

Buy it from   Booktopia    Amazon     Kobo   and most other etailers.

Books I loved as a kid

swallowsHere in Australia, 2016 Book Week is in full frenzy and I’m heading to a local school to do some presentations which had me thinking about my favourite books when I was a child.

I was one of those kids who read by torchlight when I was supposed to be sleeping, anyone else? Scary stories, mysteries, fantasy and those fantastic choose-your-own-adventure books, remember those??

I also read a set of books by an author few may remember now, Arthur Ransome. He wrote a series called Swallows and Amazons and the kids in it went on boat rides alone, ate awful sounding tongue sandwiches (honestly what was with the tinned tongue in the 1930s??) and solved mysteries.

By today’s standards the books may seem very old fashioned  but I still think the most popular books, the books kids love, are still at heart very  much the same. They’re about children stepping out into scary worlds on their own, being resourceful, having adventures, facing danger and surviving. The settings may have changed but what we all yearn for is constant; a chance to show you’re more than people think, to find your inner strength, to shine, to be part of something magic, something bigger, to take some power back in a world where children are told they have very little agency, that they must ‘do as they’re told’.  That’s the magic of those stories, whether it be Swallows and Amazons or Harry Potter, the story makes us feel part of something special and I love that despite the change in our society, the generation gap, we still have a bridge that connects us all.


Publication Date for Redemption

It’s been a long time coming but finally, Redemption, the third and final book in my Twins of Saranthium series will be coming out in ebook on November 5.  I don’t have a cover yet but it should be here soon! It’s been years in the making but at last it is done. I hope people are happy with how Shaan and Tallis’s tale ends. For more information on the books to go my main website here

Big Sky writers festival

Since having children getting to any festival has been a massive challenge but this year I’m starting to come back. Cue excitement!

Thanks to the fabulous folk at my local library in Geraldton I will be appearing at the Big Sky writers and readers festival this May. It’s been a long while between festival coffees for me but I couldn’t be looking forward to it more.

More details about what I’ll be doing will be coming when I have them.  In the meantime, check out the website….HERE



Ebooks available now

Rosie face thinHi all, I just realised I haven’t let people know that the Rosie Black series is now available in ebook!
Yes you can download it from:

Amazon     Kobo  ITunes   JB-Hifi

Spread the word!



On being dumped and how it helped me

Fellow sf writer Karen  Miller kindly invited me to write a  Guest Post: Lara Morgan over on ime on her blog and I’m dissecting what it was like for me to lose a contract otherwise titled, Even Published Writers Get The Blues.

5 Things to write…

Today I’m. a guest of Manga Maniac blog talking about the 5 things I need to get some writing done.

It’s  wish list really. What do you need?

Betrayal Blog Tour Day 3

It’s all going on at Blissful Book Reviews today so head over there to hear them dish the dirt on what they think of Betrayal. ( No chocolates were employed in the review of the book , though I am partial to a chocolate fountain. If anyone wanted to know…. chocolate

Betrayal Blog Tour- win stuff!

The second book in my fantasy series, The Twins of Saranthium is out in August – yay! – and I’m having a blog tour to celebrate from August 4 – 13. Betrayal is an ebook so warm up your devices, and get ready to download. Or just follow along and if you live in the USA you could win an Amazon voucher. Click the pic below for details. xx


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