• Author Blog Hop Posts,  Writing

    Author Blog Hop – Writing My First Novel

    I am excited to be participating in a new blog hop initiated by author A.E. Radley, along with a host of other lesfic authors. I can’t wait to see what topics this blog hop throws up. The first one is Writing my first novel.  A great first topic to break the ice with. Plus, it really made me go back and think about what it was like writing my first novel, which one it actually was and how it all came about. My very first novel, written and published, was Crush, which became the first book in the Girls of Summer series. It didn’t start out as a novel though. It…

  • Sport

    Want to be proud to be an Aussie cricket fan? Start watching the women.

    After reading about the recent review into Australian cricket, I wanted to write a post about how short-sighted Cricket Australia has been in their follow-up statements, and how I think they can start to ‘fix’ the culture around the Australian men’s cricket team. When CA make comments about changing the culture of cricket, they’re referring to the men’s team. The men have always been, and apparently still are, the centre of CA’s universe. And although the language says ‘we’, what they’re really referring to is the men. They seem to forget that as an association, they actually encompass much more than just the elite Australian men in these statements, and really,…

  • Writing

    My new library card

    I’ve been meaning to get one for years, but today I finally relented and applied for a library card. A few reasons, I suppose. Firstly, libraries are such great resources, and as an author, I should be supporting them much more than I have been. Secondly, I’ve started to sell a few of my ebooks to libraries via Overdrive, so I wanted to check out how it all works. (BTW, my books are available via Overdrive, but it depends on your local library’s catalogue, so you may need to ask your local libary to stock them). The kicker for me, though, was a conversation I had with my wife last week about…