writer life

2019 Reading Challenge

I’m kind of stuck in a rut with my reading…I have my favourite go-to authors and then my comfort zone genre of romance and generally I’m happy here. I know which shelves to go directly to in the bookstore and those I zoom straight past. But I think it’s time I shook things up a…

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The research rabbit hole

  As you know, among other things, I write medical romance and I try hard to make sure the medical information in the stories is authentic and correct. I also write books with a variety of settings and storylines and I like to make sure I can give a real life feel to the places…

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Spring has sprung!

Spring has arrived down under and it was so lovely to feel the heat on our backs this weekend. It’s been a long time since we were at home and freed up for the whole weekend, so we took advantage of the nice weather and did some gardening jobs. And boy, did it need it.…

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Book review: The Dry by Jane Harper

If you’re anything like me you like to read across genres. Sometimes I feel like reading a romance, sometimes a thriller or a mystery…it’s so good to have so many choices these days! The Dry by Jane Harper was recommended to me by lots of different people. A murder in a drought ridden Australian small…

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Travel planning – bag for a 9 week trip

My husband has a sabbatical coming up and we’re taking advantage and going traveling for 9 weeks, leaving near the end of March and entering Europe’s spring (we hope! The ‘Beast from the East’ icy blast has made us rethink our packing needs a little!). One of the joys of being an empty nester is…

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