Why I’m an indie author…

I gave my mother a copy of Wish You Were Here for Christmas. There’s something quite confronting about your mother reading a story where the occasional swear word is uttered and sex happens. It reminds me of the story when … Read More

Welcome to Brookford…

If you’ve read Wish You Were Here, you’ll have been introduced to Brookford. But where is Brookford? Unlike Queenstown – which is, of course, a real place – Brookford is mostly from my imagination. Essentially it’s an amalgam of any … Read More

Reviews and why I don’t read them

Ok, here’s the deal: I tend not to read reviews. I’m one of those writers who can’t – I’m scared that I might accidentally read one that’s not so good, downright bad or non existent. My skin, you see, is paper … Read More

Wish You Were Here…It’s OUT now…

With very little fanfare and more than the usual amount of release day nerves, Wish You Were Here is now out and available on Amazon. To celebrate the release, it’s available for $2.99USD (I think that converts to $3.99AUD) for … Read More

Am I in it?

Am I in it? It’s one of the most common questions I get asked- although one of my closest friends doesn’t bother to ask…he tells anyone who’ll listen that he’s the lead character in each of the books. Life is … Read More

Wish You Were Here: a sneak peek…

  Below is a sneaky peek into my new novel Wish You Were Here…on sale at the end of October… ‘When that kettle comes to the boil, can you move it to the window for me, please?’ I asked, fiddling … Read More

Wish You Were Here: the copy edit…

So anyways, my copy edit* came back during the week and, as always, it looked scarier than it was. My editor (Nicola from ebookedit) marks up the document in word, inserts comments here and there, and even occasionally makes me … Read More

What To Expect From A Copy Edit…

Wish You Were Here is about as done in the structural editing stakes as it can be. I’m doing a final pass through for the big stuff and then it’s off for copy edit. I’m also sending it off to … Read More