All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘favourite authors’

Love or hate Newsletters – be in to win

I’ve taken the plunge and sent my first ever newsletter out! And I’m excited with the results. I’ve already exceeded the industry average by a considerable percentage for people who opened (and therefore, hopefully, read) the newsletter and for the click through rate. Happy dance. Of course, I made mistakes. Somehow the html for the automated name failed so everyone …

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Are you a Once only reader or a Re-reader?

I read, a lot – every single day – and I write (most days), so words swirl around inside my head all the time. Because of that I can get easily distracted as words other than those I’m reading pop into my thoughts. It can be a real problem – sometimes I forget or confuse character names, sometimes I even …

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You are invited too – Historical Novel Conference

I am delighted and honoured (and ever so excited) to have been invited to speak at The Historical Novel Society Australasia  2017 HNSA Melbourne Conference  on 8-10 September 2017.  The weekend programme will showcase over 50 speakers discussing craft, research, inspiration, publishing and personal histories. HNSA is excited to welcome Kerry Greenwood, author of the The Phryne Fisher series as the guest author, …

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Always Remember 5th November

I’ll be at The NZ Book Festival on Saturday 5th November at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, with my historical novels: The Girl from County Clare / The Cornish Knot / The Disenchanted Soldier / The Art of Secrets I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Do stop by and have a chat and please ask me about my current work-in-progress: Set in Karangahape Road in …

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Go Set a Watchman reading challenge

I am currently reading ‘Go Set a Watchman’ by Harper Lee, as part of an onboard Book Club challenge. Later in the voyage, we will be discussing the book. I’ll be very interested in what other people have to say. So far, a mere three chapters into the book, she certainly has a distinct voice and the characters are coming …

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