Waiting for Spring

I am only just emerging after our move; the boxes aren’t all unpacked and I’m still looking for some of my books. But I’ve made my peace with the stack of boxes in the living room and hardly notice them anymore. The boxes in the bedroom are serving as a very handy spot to throw the half-worn clothes (those that are not quite clean enough to go back in the wardrobe but not dirty enough to wash yet). We love our new house, and are slowly discovering all its secrets, of which there are many (a whole other post). When…

Packing…

It now feels lille the move is actually happening. We did our final inspection toady and I spent the rest of the day sorting things and throwing things out (ssshh don’t tell the kids). But in other news I’m on the AusRomToday blog talking about my inspiration for Acting the Part, if you want to drop by.

The Forever House

We’ve been talking about moving since shortly after our seven-year-old son was born. But other life events (and a second child) delayed serious house hunting for some time. We’ve been seriously looking for about eighteen months now and I’ve lost count of the number of open homes we’ve been too. I try not to think about the auctions we’ve registered at, those beautiful houses we imagined ourselves living in only to be out-bid and out-maneuvered. I don’t want to dwell on past mistakes, past arguments and past disappointments. Just like ex-boyfriends, everyone tells me those were the ones that weren’t…

ARRC2015 – What’s going on around New Acton?

I was so excited when I found out that this year’s Australian Romance Readers Association Conference is going to be held in my hometown, Canberra. And because I know what it is like to arrive at a conference hotel completely disoriented and not know what’s what, I thought I’d give you all a few hints and tips on what is going on around the venue. The ARRA conference is at the newly renovated QT Hotel (known to locals as ‘The Lakeside’). It is a short way away from the centre of town, in an area called New Acton. This precinct has…

Meet the Character blog hop

I have been asked by the lovely Nicki Edwards to introduce you to one of the characters in my debut release, The Secret Prince. Nicki and I are critique partners and she writes medical rural romance for Momentum. Her debut novel, Intensive Care, is being released on 22 January 2015 (and available for pre-order now at Amazon). You can also find Nicki’s blog here http://nickiedwards.net. So, here we go! 1. What is the name of your character? Madeline Lawson, but she calls herself Maddie. 2. Is she fictional or a historic person? Entirely fictional! 3. When and where is the story set?…