Happy 2013!

A great start to 2013! Booktopia, one of Australia’s major online booksellers, is running a poll this month to find Australia’s Favourite Novelist – and I’ve made it through to the final round of voting 🙂 There are 75 authors in this last round, and the top 50 will be revealed, 10 each day, next…

Friday Photo – and Feast!

I’m visiting the talented Cathryn Hein over on her blog today for her regular Friday Feast – so do come and join us for some sourdough fruit toast and a chance to win a copy of Dead Heat! Even the bread is smiling:   I didn’t get to take any photos today, other than sleeping…

Signed bookplates for Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day is coming up fast, and every Mother probably deserves some quiet time to sit down, put her feet up, and relax with a good book! I’ve made up some bookplates for Dead Heat, so if you’re giving your Mum (or your wife, or your Aunt, or anyone else!) a copy of Dead Heat…

Dogs gone wild…

I must have wandered away from the computer, because next thing I know, the dogs have been posting over at the lovely LoveCats DownUnder blog. They’re even giving away a copy of Dead Heat to the person who comes up with the best caption for a funny photo of Skye and posts it over there. So…

Roller-coaster

Just a few days before my Dad died in March, one of my closest friends was diagnosed with cancer. Not long after I returned from Canberra, we learned that her cancer was an aggressive one, with a tumour pressing against her windpipe. She wasn’t well enough to come for the book launch, but the last…