Hugin from the Valkyrie series

My rendition of HUGIN from the VALKYRIE series. “The air-conditioner would have shut off hours ago and the room was stuffy. I stood by the window, looking out at the thick darkness of the park, at the slight movement in the branches of the nearest tree where Hugin waited.”    Dead Radiance is FREE HERE Dead…

A moment of clarity

I’m in a lull at the moment. With Fire released at last its a weight off my shoulders. Plus with Dead Chaos written and edits being finalised that’s another sorta-tick off my list. We won’t go into the dead chaos cover except that it’s giving me a conniption. I’ll have an update on covers soon…

A new novel beckons: Curse of the blinking cursor

A new novel beckons: Curse of the blinking cursor Every so often I encounter the blank page. More so when I’m about to embark on a new project. And every single time (and even though I now have 6 completed novels written) it affords me the same sense of excitement mixed with a dash of…

Writing in the face of Pain

Against the will of my body I am making progress on the edits of Fire. To say its been a struggle is a bit of an understatement. I know what it’s like to not be in the mood to write, but to be all fired up and ready to and be unable to write is…

Fire, edits and Quickoffice Pro HD

It’s an overcast rainy day here in Auckland, been raining most of the night so it seems we are in for a very wet winter season. But yeah, if you live in Auckland you’re pretty much used to the rain. A few minutes ago I was debating whether to read or to get back to…

A Thank You Note to my Readers

Another year has passed, and I am a year older for it. But what a good time to count your blessings, to seek out the things you cherish the most, to profess your gratitude to those who help you to be who you are. In the spirit of Dear Readers, I say ‘Thank You’ a…

Proper Care and Feeding of your Writer Friend – Tips and Guidelines

Proper Care and Feeding of your Writer Friend – Tips and Guidelines Tips and Guidelines on ensuring your Writer friend receives a regular dose of social activity, not to mention the importance of food. Social activity is important. It helps stimulate brain activity. Unfortunately, the Writer seems to have a chemical imbalance that enables her*…

Writing Quirks and Must Haves

Until I thought about it I hadn’t realised that I do have a few ‘writing quirks’. Amazing what you figure out when you are forced to examine your process. To start off with, I always need a good pen- my favourites is a LAMY Ballpoint – a gift from my dear friend Kim. Because I…

Why Norse Mythology?

The Valkyrie Novels This is a question I have been asked many times in the last few weeks, since my Valkyrie Novels were accepted by Evolved Publishing. The first book in the Norse Mythology based YA series is DEAD RADIANCE. Now, Western mythology is fairly popular, fairly recognizeable too – Greek, Roman, Irish, Egyptian and Norse….