JANNA: TRUTH OR TRUST?

Just back from two wonderful weeks on remote islands in Fiji, with lots of great snorkeling. Saw quite a few sharks, white and black-tipped reef sharks plus a grey reef shark that circled and circled around us and made me VERY nervous! According to our snorkeling guide, George, grey sharks are ‘curious’, he said they…

Janna update

I’ve just had a look at the cover for the German edition of Book 1 of The Janna Mysteries. Rosemary for Remembrance has become (so far as I can translate it) Janna, daughter of a healer (Janna die tochter der heilerin). Let’s hope the title really grabs everyone in Germany! The cover is beautiful: a…

happy Easter & happy holidays

I can’t believe it’s over a month since I last lobbed into my blog. Someone is stealing time away from me! Maybe it’s cos I’m so busy these days, writing a new book, thinking about the project I’ll be working on while in Adelaide, sussing out publishing possibilities for the Jannas o.s. and all the…

Bryce Courtney’s workshop

I had a busy week last week brushing up my writing skills with Bryce Courtney and a group of really great writers (and interesting people) at Bryce’s workshop at Macquarie University. It was pretty full on, with his novel Jessica to read before we started, as well as Peter Yeldham’s script from the novel which…

Welcome to the New Year

Hope you’ve all got off to a good start in 2010, that you’ve had a good Christmas and are enjoying the holidays? How are the New Year’s resolutions going? (I have the same as always: get fit, lose weight. Trouble is, with all the parties still going on, I keep thinking I’ll start ‘next week’…

Hugh vs Godric

Thanks Dayna for the latest (fascinating) post and to you all for buying into Janna’s love life! I’ve found your comments really interesting, giving me much to think about. Characters and their motivation are always at the forefront of an author’s mind while telling a story (and hopefully that’s translated onto the page.) I ‘know’…