Interviewed at This Writer’s Life

Feels like so much time has passed since doing this interview for This Writer’s Life. Let’s see, that was like…two months ago? Since then, my city’s had a lockdown that it’s now coming out of 🍞 we’ve had six birthdays in the family 🎂 I’ve hit two PBs in my fitness and weight training 💪 three of my author besties have each released a book 🏅🏅🏅 and some shamefully unfair laws have been changed as a result of #BLM efforts ❤️💛🖤 —what a time to be alive!

Anyway, enough rambling. You can check out the interview here:

Thank you so much, Susan Palmquist, for interviewing me. Visit This Writer’s Life for more author interviews, motivation, and Susan’s writerly musings.

Come say hi at Perfectly Published Perth in July

UPDATE 21 MAR 2020:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perfectly Published Perth 2020 has been postponed to 2021. Regretfully, I’ll be unable to table on the new event date, though I hope to pop in as an attendee. Thank you to my Perth readers for your awesome support and encouragement while I’ve been preparing. I’m so sorry to let you down. If you’d like some bookish banter anyway, please always feel free to HMU on the socials 💜

Hey, lovelies! I’ll be tabling at the Perfectly Published Perth #PPP2020 signing event in July. This is a big multi-genre event, featuring authors from around Australia, all gathering at the Perth Town Hall on (hopefully) a lovely Makuru (winter) Saturday.

Come say hi and pick up a copy of It Starts With A Kiss, direct from my hands to yours. I’ll also have limited edition items for sale, which I’ll talk more about on instagram and DOT CLUB over the coming months.

Pre-orders are now open so you can secure your copy ahead of time (closes 10 June 2020). Confirmed early bird pre-orders come with a special gift, just a small thank you for helping me plan my table in advance!

Perfectly Published Perth
Saturday 18 July 2020
Perth Town Hall
Buy a ticket via Eventbrite

Perfectly Published Perth, 18 July 2020, Perth Town Hall

That life-changing resolution

I’m visiting Viviana MacKade today, talking about the (not New Year’s) resolution I made in 2014 that changed my life. Through my late 20s, I knew I wanted a career change in my 30s. I was a few years behind my deadline and, for a while, it looked like it was gonna happen at all.

Then along came this thing. I wasn’t even searching for it—a dear friend living overseas just happened to drop a mention while we were chatting. Only months later, I was on a completely different path to a totally different place.

What things did you stumble upon that changed the course of your life forever? Tell me here, on Vivi’s blog, on social media, or email me or whatever. I’d love to hear your story.

Saying it with cake

When my first book got published, my dear friends got me a cake. One of them spent two hours hand-carving a penis from a candle to go on top. You can say a lot with cake. It’s the embodiment of a happy moment that everyone can share.

I think food tastes better when it’s shared. When you have no food, it tastes like kindness and gratitude when someone shares theirs with you. When have too much food, it tastes like friendship and connection when you share it with someone else. Love is the most delectable of flavours.

Today, I’m at Love Romance Reads with my current favourite cake recipe — a ginger fruit cake. It’s remarkably delicious; I didn’t expect to like it so much. Bake it, eat it, share your thoughts with me.

And if you like it, share the love with someone else.

A ginger fruit cake on a sheet of baking paper. Juicy raisins fall into the gaps in a sliced section.
A ginger fruit cake. Made based on the recipe “Ginger Fruit Cake” from Whitworth’s Spice of Life Cookery Book (1950).

Thoughts of thanks and friendship

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Perth. Yet with the weather warming up as the year winds down, I often reflect on the months gone and consider all I have to be grateful for. Not to brag, but there’s a lot. The last couple of years have been a bit odd and people have been kind to me.

This week, I’ve got a guest post over at Love Romance Reads, talking about this and more. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out…