12_The Simple Answer to Treating Your Second Book Like It’s Your First

The Simple Answer to Treating Your Second Book Like It’s Your First

You may be wondering why treating your second book like it’s your first is necessary. If you are, you may have had a positive experience surrounding your first book’s release, or you haven’t released your first book yet. This post might then help you in the future should you ever experience a negative response to Read More

7_Three Things My First Writer's Retreat Taught Me

Three Things My First Writer’s Retreat Taught Me

This past weekend, I went to my first writer’s retreat. It was with the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa (also known as ROSA) in a beautiful lodge up in the mountains. I was invited by a fellow author who had seen that I’d published my first book with Harlequin, and I said yes though Read More

How to Survive Bad Reviews

How to Survive Bad Reviews

If you read my first post for 2017, you’ll know that not everyone enjoyed The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella. I wasn’t naïve enough to expect that everyone would enjoy my debut book. But I must admit I didn’t expect there to be bad reviews quite so quickly. I spent some time thinking about them, and then Read More

Five Fun Facts about The Tycoon's Reluctant Cinderella

Five Fun Facts about The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella

The journey to a published book can be both gruelling and rewarding. In honour of my debut book’s release, in this post I’m sharing some of the more positive parts of that journey. Here are five fun facts about my writing process for The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella: 1. The idea came from a Mills & Read More

1_Why 2017 Will Be My Year of Gratitude

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