Aunty Arty is now on Facebook!

29 October 2014 / 2 comments
Aunty Arty is a series of books for junior readers who love art ... written by me, illustrated by Narelda Joy and soon to be published by Jet Black Publishing. Here's a little about the first book in the series Aunty Arty and The Disquieting Muses:

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About booktubing with Megan Olivier

28 October 2014 / Leave a Comment

I might be living in a bubble world, but I only just came across this 'booktubing' phenomenon a little while ago. A booktuber is a person who posts videos about books to YouTube. I've now watched quite a few of these booktuber videos, from people reviewing books, to unpacking boxes of books, to showing us what is on their bookshelf. Megan Olivier is an eighteen year old booktuber, writer, and filmmaker from the North West of England. Her videos are charming and beautifully shot and she has over 10,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel. Here I ask her about booktubing ...

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Writ Poetry Review - Alexis Lateef

21 October 2014 / Leave a Comment
Writ Poetry Review is a new online poetry journal that aims to showcase 21st century Australian poetry. Published out of Perth, Western Australia, it seeks to connect the poetry community in the West. Here I ask editor Alexis Lateef more about the journal. Alexis is a West Australian poet, freelance editor and poetry enthusiast.

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Happily Ever After ... a Wattpad ending

17 October 2014 / 1 comment

After about eight months of serialising my YA novel 'Silver' on Wattpad, I posted the final two chapters this morning. Along the way I've accrued over 200,000 chapter reads and a dedicated group of readers that pounced on new chapters as I posted them. I was quite happy with my ending. It was inspired by a film called Marwencol (watch it - amazing) and I practically cried with joy when I wrote it. But I knew my ending wasn't going to fulfill some readers. I personally like when a story gives me more questions than answers, but I knew that some might be dissatisfied.

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Writer's digital toolkit 2014

14 October 2014 / Leave a Comment
From animation and book trailer creation programs, a thesaurus and a hormone horoscope app, here are a few of my favourite things in my writer’s digital toolkit right now ...

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