30 November 2021

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Dandelion Clocks” has won the 2021 NZSA Graeme Lay Short Story competition. In his announcement on Facebook today, Graeme said:

Themes of childhood loss and the possibility of renewal make this beautifully observed and sensitively written story difficult to forget.

Thank you, Graeme, and congratulations to the other winners and highly commended and short-listed writers.

15 November 2021

New Category: Quick Tips!

Today I’m introducing a new series called Quick Tips. Every now and then (I’ll try for every fortnight or so), I’ll post about an issue we writers tend to struggle with, and I’ll make quick suggestions for how to address it. I’ll try to keep the posts under or around 200 words.

I’ll keep on posting longer pieces as well, but sometimes we just want a quickie, right?

Check out Quick Tip #1: Adverbs.

She said, excitedly.

1 November 2021

Release date for my debut novel

My first novel is coming … Official release date is Tuesday, 1st March, 2022.

I am so excited to share this story with you.

Stay tuned!