Esme’s Wish – Being published in 2017!

I’m delighted to announce that my debut novel, Esme’s Wish, will be published by Odyssey Books in 2017! Odyssey Books, a small Australian press with an interest in fantasy and adventure stories, will publish Esme’s Wish in both print and eBook format. I am very...

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Making Masterful Hooks

Hooking your reader is an art form all of its own. From the first line, the reader is circling warily, deciding if it is safe to entrust his or her precious reading hours to your story. Compelling hooks turn ‘I might read this’ into ‘I must read this.’

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Your First Date With Your Reader

A novel is a commitment – and a first chapter is rather like a first date. During that first chapter, your reader’s radar is up: they are checking you out, trying you on for size, before going in for the long haul. They want to believe your promises… but they’ve been...

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Esme’s Wish

Esme’s Wish, my first novel, is currently out on submission to publishers, and I am busy writing the second book in the series – tentatively titled Esme’s Gift. At some stage, I would like to try some different writing forms – short stories, or...

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