SQUEE! I’ve received the most incredible book review for ME & HER! And I’m busting to share my appraisal with you.
Who reviewed my thought provoking Memoir?
Cecilia Jansink (Cels)
Cecilia Jansink (Cels) is a respected Australian reviewer, assessing [...]
IMAGINE! You have slaved over your beloved story, completing your manuscript to perfection! What’s your next step in getting your story published? How do you develop a kick-ass submission package that will eXcite and ignite a Publisher?
**I wrote this blog to unblock my paralyzing FEAR of submitting to Publishers. For too long I’ve allowed [...]
WOOHOO! Yesterday I received positive feedback from the Children & YA (CYA) writing competition for one of my children’s stories. ALANA TO THE RESCUE, Book 1 of my picture book series, obtained a perfect score from one judge and a near perfect score from the other, with an overall score of 95% … Both [...]
My Writing Mantra: Each day I create brand new stories or expand on existing writing projects. I keep the creative juices gurgling and flowing so they don’t dry up. Every day I generate opportunities in my writing career by taking calculated risks and build on successes. Creative writing isn’t [...]
Today I celebrated the ultimate event in my writer’s year. The Australian CYA children’s and young adult writer’s conference at St Laurence College, Brisbane. Its a one-day action adventure retreat for writers. Refreshing. Exhilarating. Exhausting.
I shared this stimulating day with my real & online writing buddies and colleagues, participating in writing courses, scribbling down [...]
Yesterday I gave birth to my spanking NEW #3 picture book baby! A children’s story conceived from my family’s lived experience.
For months, story lines and plots gestated in my head until I no longer could contain them within. One last push and my creative offspring was finally out. Yesterday my newest picture book baby [...]
The race to publishing is the most frustrating, the most daunting and the most exhilarating experience imaginable. One week you’re a champion, ecstatic after receiving news your short story reached first place. The next week, you’re devastated your novel was rejected … All experiences I understand too well.
How can I balance out this manic [...]