Imagination Land

Or why books are great…

Imagination
I love my imagination! It serves two purposes. The first is to give me almost all the material I need to write my stories, and the second is to enable me to visualise the characters and worlds from other authors’ books that I read.

An author creates a story to take us on a journey, but it is the reader’s imagination that brings the story to life. Watching something on the television, or going to the movies, we’re spoon-fed someone else’s vision of what the characters/places in our favourite books actually look like. I can’t recall my imaginings of a character having ever matched the TV show/movie character representation. Sometimes that spoils the show for me, especially if they’re quite different to how I imagined them.

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Why Am I Sad at This Time of Year?

Sad face

Sad face
It’s almost the end of the year and I am sad. Why am I sad? Okay, prepare yourself for a tirade as I explain why I’m sad.

Note: If you are easily offended, perhaps you should stop reading this article now …

Over the years political correctness has spread like a virus to infect all avenues of our lives. In most cases it’s been a good virus, but in some — this one in particular — it’s plain awful and wrong.

I live in Australia, which is a predominantly Christian, English-speaking country. Here are some statistics to support that claim, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website, for the latest census in 2011:

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Win a Kindle Touch and Cover!

Win a Kindle

Win a Kindle
To celebrate the upcoming release of the second book in the ‘Angel Series’ — Angel’s Curse — I’m having a little giveaway!

Subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a Kindle Touch and Cover (for the Kindle). Existing subscribers please note that you will be automatically entered into the draw.

Entries close on 31 January 2016 11:59pm AEST. A random-picker website will be used to select the winner, and the winner will be announced on, or before, Sunday 14 February 2016 — provided the winner’s eligibility to enter has been verified.

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Let’s Say in Ten Words What Could Be Said in Three

White Chocolate

White Chocolate
This may seem somewhat off-topic, but I have to say that Aldi’s white chocolate — Choceur brand — is almost to die for. For those of you who don’t know, Aldi is a discount supermarket. I promise I’ll get to the point of this post shortly. Now, if my brother was here he’d be telling you that white chocolate is not chocolate. Technically he’s right, and if I were to talk about an off-white creamy confectionery that melts in your mouth, you’d probably know what I was talking about … but white chocolate is easier and instantly recognisable.

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Roadblock Navigation: Overcoming Hurdles That Stop You from Writing

Roadblock - take that leap

Roadblock - take that leap
Don’t dream about it, do it! Everyone has a story to tell. Some of us just don’t realise it …

Have you found your story? If you haven’t written it, why not? Are you scared? Do you feel like you’re standing at the edge of a cliff, worrying about the fall? Let yourself go. Simply enjoy the view and forget about the rest — that’s what writing is about.

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Wanted: Beta Readers

Beta Readers

Beta Readers
I’m currently looking for beta readers for my next book in the Angel Series — and any books that follow that one. Registration is open until November 20 (AEDT).

If you’re interested,

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Hello World!

Hello World!

Hello World!
With those two words – Hello world – my journey as an author begins.

Welcome to my world! It doesn’t matter if you stumbled across my site by luck, or found me via social media, thank you for dropping by.

If you have any questions – keep it clean please – don’t hesitate to ask. No, I can’t provide you with the winning lottery numbers for the next draw – I was rather hoping that you could tell me what they’re going to be – and no, I won’t lend you any money.

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