My favourite (mostly) audiobooks in 2023

It’s almost December, the perfect time to break my blog-post drought with a selection of my favourite reads in 2023. I listened to a lot of audiobooks this year. They’re so convenient. I play them while driving, walking the dog, cooking or baking, or doing boring chores around the house. Life’s exciting! The only time…

Problems with time frames for contemporary novels

My debut novel Return to Desiree Bay isn’t tied to a specific year in the 2000s, but my characters use smart phones, and there are several chapters that focus on social media and its potential for harm if it gets into the wrong hands. If you were to guess, you’d probably place the story in…

If your author vibe is Liane Moriarty or Marian Keyes, own it

The following questions are asked often enough when an author submits their work to publishers: Is there an author or authors whose work is similar to your writing style? Or Name several published works you feel are similar to your manuscript. I used to struggle with this. I used to think, ‘My work is unique….