2014 In Retrospect

It’s December and Christmas is around the corner (categorically my most favourite time of the year). As it happens it’s also time to reflect on 2014 and decide if 2014 kicked my butt or was it the other way around? In terms of health I’d say 2014 won hands down. There were far too many…

Butterflies, ARC’s & Writing Blues

  Butterflies I’m sitting here, sipping tea, with big-ass butterflies jostling in my tummy. I should have breakfast but the butterflies are taking up too much space. Retribution final edits are due from my amazing editor and I’m a wreck! I was nervous when Lost Soul came out (no idea why) but I’m more anxious…

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…

My Journey in Publishing- 16 months on

I was just wrapping a bunch of SKIN DEEP orders, getting ready to send out some signed book orders and I got into a contemplative mood. It’s been 16 months since I waded into publishing, since Dead Radiance was published, and I was griping (silently) that I hadn’t done well enough. Three books out in…

TwitterRant, Qwitter and Follow Me Fails!

I’ve been using Twitter for a couple of years. I’ve managed to amass a few Real followers – by those I mean followers who do care about my blog posts and release information and even my little ‘Buy my book’ Tweets that I so seldom post. The rest? I’m not really sure who they are…

Cassie Hart’s Favorite Character

By Cassie Hart When Tee asked me to write a post about my favourite character in the Valkyrie series, I had to really stop and think about it. Bryn is the obvious choice, of course, or Aiden, or maybe Sigrun, or Fenrir, or hell, even Hugin, difficult bird that he can be some times. But…

Dictionary Rant: Word – Assoil

Forgive me. I just came across this word and I couldn’t help myself. Perhaps it’s the voices of the monster in my head, but seriously, just look at that word! Is there anything in the word ‘Assoil’ that would even infer it’s actual meaning? Okay, shall we begin with the first three letters – ASS….