36_What Jane the Virgin Taught Me About Romance Novels (1)

What Jane the Virgin Taught Me About Romance Novels

I’ve said before that I prefer romance novels over television shows. And while that’s still true, I have to mention the except to this rule: Jane the Virgin. Now, if every show was as compelling as Jane the Virgin is, perhaps I’d have a problem. (Or perhaps not, since I’m fairly certain the reason I Read More

28_Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Many writers don’t write full time. They have day jobs which require a lot from them, and by the time they get the opportunity to write, they’re exhausted. But I know many of them would love to be full-time writers. And for that to happen, exhaustion can’t get in the way of writing. The good news is 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

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

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Behind the Scenes of My Cover Reveal

If you’ve seen my Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ll know that I got the cover for my debut book, The Tycoon’s Reluctant Cinderella.   I knew that the cover design would be ready around this time, so for the past couple of weeks I’ve been refreshing my inbox every few minutes (sadly, this isn’t an exaggeration) in Read More