BooktoberFest photo challenge on Instagram

31 October 2015 / Leave a Comment
Instagram books writing photo challenge

I did it! 31 days, 31 photos for #BooktoberFest. A massive thank you to Jenny Bravo @blotsandplots for organising the photo challenge on Instagram for readers and writers. She came up with some creative and challenging prompts for us, such as pastel books, books + animal, indie books, make a book rainbow and many, many more. It was fascinating seeing how people interpreted the prompts differently.

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Win a copy of The Replacement Wife! 3 ibooks vouchers to giveaway!

21 October 2015 / Leave a Comment

Three ibooks vouchers for my new novel The Replacement Wife are up for grabs! Enter the Giveaway below for a chance to win a digital copy of my contemporary romance novel published as an ebook by HarperCollins Australia. Complete the giveaway by visiting my author page on Facebook or sending a tweet. Ends 24/10/15.

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Takatsu Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams Kickstarter campaign

19 October 2015 / Leave a Comment

of forests and clocks and dreams

Takatsu, the pioneer of the English cell phone novel and a trailblazer in transmedia storytelling, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his collection of literary short stories, poetry, essays and experimental art, photography and design. His goal of $700 has already been achieved in a week and will fund the print run and marketing for Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams and help to start a new project called Inspiritus Press. However, any funds received over this will allow for a larger print run and the possibility of hardcover editions. 

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Is Kindle Scout right for you? by Katie O'Rourke

10 October 2015 / Leave a Comment

Kindle Scout is a crowdsourced publishing platform, described as 'reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books'. Authors are encouraged to promote their book through their networks, asking readers to 'nominate' their work for publication. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate and featured Amazon marketing. Author Katie O'Rourke is trying out this platform and gives us her best tips to help decide whether Kindle Scout is right for you? Here's what Katie had to say ...

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BooktoberFest - books & writing challenge on Instagram

4 October 2015 / 1 comment

Author Jenny Bravo of Blots & Plots has come up with a books & writing Instagram challenge called BooktoberFest. I love Instagram and I adore the ideas she's given for each day of the month - so I'm challenging myself to contribute a photo a day! You can join in the challenge or follow along at #BooktoberFest. Follow Jenny Bravo on Instagram @blotsandplots

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The Replacement Wife blog tour round up part 2

3 October 2015 / Leave a Comment

My blog tour for The Replacement Wife has now come to an end ... here's some of the posts from the last part of my blog tour journey:


Do your characters talk to you?
Absolutely. My characters keep me company. They’re loudest in the shower, probably because it’s in the morning and my head hasn’t been clouded by other things as yet. My characters are intriguing people and they walk with me on the footpath, in the supermarket and whisper to me on my pillow.

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