Big News…. Huge!
Hello to my avid and loyal readers! The wait is finally over, well, um, er, almost!
Firstly, an enormous THANK YOU, to all of you for waiting so patiently. The second book in the series, Not Forgiven, took way too long for way too many reasons.
Secondly, another round of thanks to those of you that left me some beautiful notes in the Comments box, when you first subscribed to my newsletter. Your positive strokes and encouragement have helped to keep me motivated and inspired.
Lastly, a sooper dooper humongous thank you to those of you who went one step further, and left a review on Amazon. Leaving a positive review is the ultimate compliment you can give me! I will be touch with you in early March with your special link to your complimentary copy of Not Forgiven.
For those of you that haven’t, but would still like to leave a review of Forgotten, please head over to Amazon by clicking the link below. Shoot me a quick email to let me know of your review, and voilà, a copy of Not Forgiven is yours!
And here it is, drum roll please, the new cover! What do you think?? I would love to hear your feedback and comments, good, bad or ugly!
For those of you who don’t mind waiting until the official release date of April 1, and have $0.99 to blow, enjoy your special Pre-order offer by clicking on the Amazon Pre-order link below. After release day, the price will jump to $3.99, so save yourself three bucks and place your order early!
Thank you all for your support!
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In all aspects of life, people are drawn to the underdog.
- the geek who saves the planet and gets the girl/boy, while the jock is passed by.
- the outsider team with part-time players who topple the mighty favorite with the money and star players.
- the ‘David’ meets ‘Goliath’.
- the poor farm boy / girl who becomes the great warrior / saves the universe / becomes the hero of the quest.
There is a reason why we love the underdog, and it all comes down to psychology.
As a writer, understanding the reasons and psychology behind our love of underdog characters can greatly help us when we are crafting our work.
Why do we love the underdog?
As the saying goes, no pain, no gain.
The greater the effort required, and the closer, more nail-biting the ending is, the greater our sense of fulfillment and achievement. While there’s nothing…
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An enjoyable read, the first in the exciting ‘Araneya Series’, involving a ruthless band of Italian-Australian ex-Vietnam Vets out to silence a child witness when it appears that her trauma-induced lost memory might be returning.
Young teacher, Claudia Cabriatti does not think it strange that all children have no memory of life in early childhood, but hers begin at age eight. Then a woman is shot and killed in the grounds of Claudia’s home; a strangely familiar face…
Then she senses that she is being followed, and when a second killing takes place, her world of family warmth and trust begins to fall apart when she realises that her beloved Papa is also not what he seems to be. Secrets begin to shatter, and ruthless men will go to any lengths to prevent them breaking open altogether.
Can she trust a secretive man called Saul Reardon who is supposed…
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“You fail only if you stop.”
~ Ray Bradbury
“This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if we build our castles well enough, somehow the ocean won’t wash them away.”
~ Anne Lamott
“Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities, and have them relate to other characters living with him.”
~ Mel Brooks
“Most people carry their demons around with them, buried down deep inside. Writers wrestle their demons to the surface, fling them out onto the page, then call them characters.”
~ C.K. Webb
“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.”
“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the…
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Grab a copy today!
It’s promotion time again! To celebrate some wonderful new reviews, all 3 books in the Divided World trilogy are on sale.
Book 1 is Free, and book 2 & 3 are 99cents (99p)
Divided Serenity (Divided World Book One)
He had waited ten years for revenge, they had waited eons.
John Tanis dreams of killing the man responsible for his exile.
Once loyal to the civilized Aterra, Tanis now fights for Shadowland. But the mysterious arrival of technology outside the wall heralds change.
With the dividing wall failing his new loyalties will be tested, and he must choose between revenge and saving the people he once loved.
Serenity Falling (Divided World Book Two)
Hannah thought her work in Shadowland was complete. Station 54 was operational…
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I was recently reading On Writing by Stephen King. It’s one of those books you dip in and out of and even re-read. While I love his candid style, it is something else within this book that I want to reflect on.
The importance of nurturing young minds
I have always been a reader; my earliest memories are of sitting with my head buried in a book. People would buy me books, my mum in particular bought me a huge number as gifts. I would read my favorites over and over again. I was never much of a writer when young though, and it wasn’t until I left university that I started to dabble in writing myself.
Whenever we come to the writing life, whether as a child, a young adult, or an older adult, we come to it with a measure of vulnerability.
“She (his mother) said it was…
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Source: Four Star Crime
Hey guys, I know it’s been awhile since I posted, a ton of life happening so fast right now. Anyways, even with the busy life, I’m still all about that indie life.
So when a friend wrote me, asking if I could place a post for her, and one that will help indie authors, I had to make time to post. Without further ado, I’ll let Christina take over from here.
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I am going to confess something…I love reading as much as I love writing…and I love writing an awful lot.
So I thought I would share some excellent reasons / excuses to read a little more.
It makes us better writers.
When we read we consciously and subconsciously pick up all kinds of amazing tips whether it is impactful word placement, a descriptive style, or story flow, reading a good book will help it all.
Expands our vocabulary and intelligence.
When we read we expose ourselves to new words, new ideas, and new perspectives. Every time we read a book we have an opportunity to learn.
It fires up our imagination.
When we read we meet new characters and travel to amazing places that can fire up our imagination.
It reduces stress.
Reading is known as a flow activity. This means that when we read we let our worldly troubles go…
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