One of my favourite things in the world is visiting schools and meeting my readers.
There’s something about standing on a stage in front of a 100 students and seeing the absolute looks of glee when I tell them what my books are about. Followed by the absolute looks of horror on the faces of the faculty when I donate all my books to the library.
Continue reading “A shout out to two of my favourite schools”
I was extremely skeptical when Harper Collins announced they were publishing a new Poirot novel, but since it was officially “the new Agatha Christie” I had to read it.
I used to read a lot of Christie’s novels as a kid. Mostly because my mother collected them, so there were always loads of the dog-eared paperbacks and old hardcovers in the house.
Continue reading “Book review: The Monogram Murders”
I was going through some old notebooks and found my reference images for the character of Demi from Sharp Edges.
As you can see, I was toying with the idea of calling her Dakota for a while.
Continue reading “Demi or Dakota”
6 November 2014
I want to tell you about Rosie Brooks. Picture in your mind a perpetually smiling blonde with star tattoos who loved music.
We met many years ago at work. We were both ad-copy writers for an e-commerce company in the city. We hit it off as only two broke girls trying to be independent could. We decided to share a small cottage in Harfield Village.
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5 November 2014
Can you believe it’s already November?
This year has zoomed by, but everyone says that, right? Look down for a second and you’ll find that time has rushed right past you like the Flash on his way to a crime scene. A week has already passed since Halloween.
Continue reading “Ode to Halloween”
It’s no secret that I love LEGO, so I had to share this Flavorwire blog about famous writers as LEGO.
Great minds think alike as they say. Here are a couple of LEGO writers I created for my LEGO stories series.
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20 August 2014
Years have a tendency to sneak past invisibly. Every August I find myself asking, “Didn’t I just have a birthday? I must have, it was just the other day, wasn’t it?”
I don’t feel any older.
Continue reading “Theme parties”
It’s been a busy couple of weeks with writing taking up most of my time. I’ve been itching to blog, but every time I sit down in front of my computer I automatically open my manuscript and the next thing I know it’s time for bed.
Not that I’m complaining. I love slipping into my own little world and only coming up for air if I really have to. But blogging is good too and I’ve been dying to share my good news.
Continue reading “Some Sharp Edges news”
Have you ever wondered what music your favourite writer listens to or were curious about their guilty pleasure read? Wonder no more.
I posed a series of fun questions to the South African writing community and invited them to choose one to answer.
Their responses might surprise you.
Continue reading “Take one question…”
A launch isn’t really a launch unless you leave with a signed book tucked lovingly under your arm.
I’ve collected my fair share of signed novels over the years; although not nearly enough. I like to keep them all together on the top shelf, regardless of genre or size, creating a colourful jumble of memories.
Continue reading “The beauty of a signed book”