Archive | September 2012

2012 AFL Grand Final

Melbourne is abuzz with the AFL Grand Final today 🙂

Whether you barrack for the Swans or the Hawks, sport-mad Melburnians will be enjoying the afternoon glued to the TV and enjoying a BBQ washed down with a beer or two!

Even if you don’t enjoy football, there is always the perve factor of tall, good-looking blokes with defined abs and bulging muscles sweating it out on field – what’s not to like 😉

So it got me thinking. I’ve never read a book about a footy hero. What is it? Why is it that we glorify our sportsmen (especially football players) yet they’re not good enough to be a hero.

So what do you think, would you like a sports hero in a romance novel?

If you are watching the game today – enjoy!!



The Sunshine Award

The lovely Rachael Johns has nominated me for a Sunshine Award.

But……there are conditions.

Firstly, I have to reveal some previously secret information.

Here goes.

1. What is your favourite Christmas/festive movie?

That’s a hard one…too many movies to choose from. Hmmmm……..I’ll go with “It’s a Wonderful Life” because it’s such a classic.

2. What is your favourite flower?

I don’t have a favourite – I’m happy to receive any flowers 😀

3. What is your favourite non-alcoholic beverage?

Lime and Soda

4. What is my favourite passion?

Family time and reading 🙂

5. What is your favourite time of year?

Autumn – it’s still warm but cool at night. I love how the leaves on the trees are gloriously red, burnt orange and brown, simply stunning!

6. What is your favourite time of day?

Anytime I have a couple of minutes to myself 😀

7. What is your favourite physical activity?


8. What is your favourite vacation?

Anywhere I don’t have to clean 😉

Now for the next bit…..**drum-roll**

Nominating people – if you accept the challenge, feel free to put your blog in the comments section of this one :)

So without further ado, I nominate:

  • Jess Dee
  • Jennifer St George
  • Emmie Dark
  • Michelle Somers
  • Rachael Thomas

They all bring sunshine to my life on a daily basis! 😀

My first talking gig

I love talking about writing and craft so I was delighted to be invited to talk about story structure. My audience was 20 seven-year olds who are learning how to write and structure their stories.

As a plotter I was able to confidently guide them through the set up of creating a story. Their questions were insightful and the highlight was creating two new worlds – ChessWorld and LollyWorld. Part of me wishes I wrote Young Adult stories because I would have loved to have written stories about set in these worlds 🙂

At the end the children were asked what they had learnt from the session and their replies reflected how much they had listened and taken on what we had discussed.

What a fantastic morning! Thanks Grade 1 for having me as a guest speaker 🙂


Pic, thanks to Sweet Talk Chocolates 

Pic thanks to HD Wallpapers