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Why 2017 Will Be My Year of Gratitude

2017 will be a year of gratitude. I’ve purposely decided this before knowing what this year will bring. It’s not a resolution or a way to set myself up for failure. Rather, it’s a way for me to ensure that this year will be different to the last one. That this year I will choose Read More

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Five Things Every New Author Should Know About Reviews

One of the thing most daunting (and possibly unexpected) things you’ll face as a new writer is reviews. They are terrifying. Why wouldn’t they be? They’re like sending your baby out into the world and asking people to tell you whether or not they like her/him. And then asking them whether that evaluation has anything Read More

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Pay Attention to the Authors You Read

When I was younger, I read voraciously.  Anything I could get my hands on, I read. I loved it when my mother first took me to the library, not caring about genre or author, just books. But as I grew older, I realised that there were some good books, and some bad ones.  While I Read More

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A Romance Writer’s Gratitude

This week the November issue of GLAMOUR SA came out… …and I was featured in it! Despite knowing about it beforehand (obviously), picking up the magazine and seeing myself in it was an experience. Not just because I was featured in it (though that is exciting), but because of why: My writing. It’s been five months since I heard Read More

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Behind the Scenes: Newbie Nerves

I’m still learning. In life, of course, but specifically in my writing career. I’ve spent a substantial amount of time researching the publishing industry. I read about the experiences of fellow authors and devour any tips an editor may post. I read about writing romance, about being a writer, about the entire publishing process. I Read More