Bookings are now open for my Online Writing Lab, under the auspices of the Romance Writers of Australia. It’s all about editing and polishing your work to give it the best possible chance in a competitive world. Make your book the best it can be. You don’t have to be in Australia to join in. Details here.
My father taught me to love books when I was just a child, a lifelong passion that includes writing them as well as reading them. I started scribbling short stories (mostly about ponies) at school, an those scribbles slowly led me to the best job a person could ever have – being a writer.
My latest release is a fairy tale romance: a Cinderella story featuring a handsome prince and an unusual heroine. It is easy enough to fall in love with a prince – but what happens next? It’s a bit of a change from my usual Australian set novels, but Marrying The Rebel Prince was such fun to write, and isn’t the cover just a dream? You can read more here.
I also write as Juliet Bell – in collaboration with my writer friend Alison May. Juliet Bell has a preoccupation with misunderstood classic fiction, and stories that explore the darker side of relationships. Juliet’s latest book is The Other Wife – our tribute to Jane Eyre. You can read more about it here.
I love writing books about the Australian outback, and have been touched by the amazing response from readers to my Coorah Creek books. It’s a series of novels set in a small town in outback Australia. The town is fictional, but it’s very real to me and to my readers. The series has won a number of awards, including the Epic Romantic Novel of the Year in the UK, Two Book Buyers best Awards and the Aspen Gold Readers’ Choice award in the USA.
There’s a lot more on my website – more books and some free short stories to read. While you’re here, please have a click around. There are musings on the blog, and details of my tutoring and manuscript appraisal services for writers.
Do come back soon.
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I’m about to start on a new venture.
I teach writing, and run workshops and retreats. In my day job, I do online training for a technology firm. So I now get to combine the two and launch my first Online Writing Lab
This course is being carried out under the banner of the Romance Writers of Australia – and I thank them for inviting me to teach this .
It’s about self editing. We all do it – but do we do it right? Continue reading