Five Writing Lessons I’ve Relearned

What do you do when your ‘work in progress’ stops progressing?

I am currently writing a middle grade fantasy novel.¬†Having published three novels and one novella already, you might think I’m just flying through this project with no hiccups. But here’s the thing: even experienced writers deal with barriers and […]

Excess Baggage

Jill Maden (Photo by Teresa Flavin) Jill Maden (Photo by Teresa Flavin)

A rollicking ride around Australia with motorcyclist Jill Maden.

I’ll remember the summer of 2013 as one of the more hectic in my adult life. Not only have I been busy talking about my new book, […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:01+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Books and Publishing, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on Excess Baggage

London Book Fair 2010

Keeping calm and carrying on.

Well, I lucked out this time. I bought a train ticket to London and worried that there might be a train signalmen’s strike…but who knew that the volcano would blow and suddenly trains looked pretty good?

This was my second time ever at the London Book Fair, but my first time as […]

By | 2010-12-17T17:24:52+00:00 April 22nd, 2010|About My Books, Books and Publishing, Events|Comments Off on London Book Fair 2010

What I’m Working On Now #4

A new odyssey.

The sun is out. The 48 hour squall that passed over us, dropping snow, sleet and rain has moved out. Back to spring dreams.

I am ensconced in the Next Book and feeling how far I have come since I started writing The Blackhope Enigma. The learning curve was very steep but the rewards […]

By | 2017-05-20T12:29:10+00:00 April 1st, 2010|Advice for Writers and Illustrators, Books and Publishing, General Updates, Inspirations, My Current Projects, Writing|Comments Off on What I’m Working On Now #4