A gold and green trophy shaped like a diamond placed in front of the four books from the Stariel series.
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Two events and an award

Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend! The short version: Two events, a drink that was ON FIRE, and a trophy! The long version: This weekend was the annual Romance Writers of New Zealand conference for 2021. This was my second RWNZ conference (I wrote about my first time here), and because of our closed… Continue reading Two events and an award

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The not-quite end of the Stariel Quartet / An announcement

So, The King of Faerie is the last book in my Stariel Quartet. Well, only mostly, as it turns out. Whilst The King of Faerie (Stariel #4) indeed wraps up Hetta and Wyn’s story and the main series arc, I found in writing it that there was another character whose story needed a bit more… Continue reading The not-quite end of the Stariel Quartet / An announcement

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Where can I buy a Stariel paperback book? (other than Amazon)

If you are a New Zealand library or bookstore If you are a NZ library or bookstore, my books are available through Wheelers. If you are overseas This isn't an exhaustive list, but here are some to get you started. Free international shipping to most countries: bookdepositoryNew Zealand - MightyApeAustralia - BooktopiaUnited Kingdom - alibris.co.uk… Continue reading Where can I buy a Stariel paperback book? (other than Amazon)

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Stariel #4: The King of Faerie Cover Reveal

I have sat on this cover for far too long, and since book 4 is finally, finally feeling like it's taking a proper shape, I've decided to let it out of the bag. Isn't it just gorgeous? Once again, Jenny at Seedlings Design Studio has outdone herself. I love all my covers so much, but I think… Continue reading Stariel #4: The King of Faerie Cover Reveal

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Less than one month to go…

Soooo… THE LORD OF STARIEL ebook is available to pre-order on Amazon! It will release 1 November and I am COUNTING DAYS GUYS OMG. I am both incredibly excited to show it to the world and nervous for precisely the same reason! I think of books as a long, time-delayed conversation between authors and readers.… Continue reading Less than one month to go…

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Greetings 2018! Writerly New Year’s Resolutions

So here we are, 2018, Day One, all fresh and shiny and full of potential. Rather like a new notebook (and who doesn’t love the crisp perfection of new notebooks?). In the Northern Hemisphere, New Year has a sort of starting afresh / emerging from the darkest hour seasonal parallel. Here in New Zealand, we’re… Continue reading Greetings 2018! Writerly New Year’s Resolutions

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The F word: Faerie, Fairy, Faery, Fayrie?

I’ve been thinking a lot about a certain F word lately. You know the one: Fairy Faerie Faery Fae Fey Feyrie That one. Or rather, those ones. You see, my current series contains a lot of, um, F-things. And I need to decide which spelling to use. Now, you might think, given that I'm halfway… Continue reading The F word: Faerie, Fairy, Faery, Fayrie?

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National Novel Writing Month 2017: Permission to be terrible

Every November there is a big and very nerdy international event of significance only to writers: National Novel Writing Month. The basic idea is to write 50,000 words between 1-30 November. It's supposed to encourage people to stop procrastinating / agonising over every word and just write. Your 50,000 words don't have to be any good;… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month 2017: Permission to be terrible

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How long is a book? Wordcounts for fantasy novels

How long is a book? This is a question I first asked the internet at around age 14, after finishing my then-masterwork of epic fantasy (spoiler: not actually a masterwork of epic fantasy). The internet answered: Um. It’s complicated. Now, keep in mind that the internet then was not the internet of now, when indie… Continue reading How long is a book? Wordcounts for fantasy novels