Sunday, 23 November 2014

Super Sunday

The quote 

"The truth is, honey, I've enjoyed my life. I've had a hell of a good time."

~ Ava Gardner


The funny

Saw this many a year ago and I still find it hilarious. 



The photo 

The roses in our front yard as they looked a couple of weeks ago. Pretty eh?



The reading 

* Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur 
* Time Thief by Anna Hackett

The editing

* Healer's Destiny


Have a super Sunday and a great upcoming week. 

~yia!





Monday, 17 November 2014

Super Sunday - novella release for CP!!

I've been meaning to post this all week! Finally here I am.

I'm so happy that my CP, Fiona Greene has her debut release!!







Home For Christmas is a contemporary sweet novella published by Escape Publishing.



What began as an impersonal-but-cheerful holiday gift for a soldier far from home becomes so much more...

Sergeant Tate McAuliffe, stationed in Afghanistan, opens his Christmas care package from Australia and is stunned by both its contents and the sender.

Fun-loving Christmas tree designer Layla Preston is a breath of fresh air for loner Tate. Although they’ve never met, their email friendship quickly develops and their feelings for each other deepen.

But Layla knows the heartache that loving a soldier can bring and when Tate is injured, her deep-seated fear drives them apart. With their relationship in tatters, can Layla and Tate work through their differences, so Layla can welcome Tate home for Christmas?



Congratulations, Fi!!!!


I was lucky enough to read this before it was submitted for publication. But can't wait to read it again!



Buy links available from Escape Publishing



Sunday, 5 October 2014

Super Sunday

Hey ya all - just coming up for air (life continues to be busy) to share a couple of things...


Isn't this just the coolest...





And this is for Star Trek: TOS fans!




~yia~

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A long time between drinks - um - posts

It's been way too long and I apologise. Between study and other commitments, this blog suffered. 

And just when I thought I would organise it again - family dramas entered. The sudden death of my cousin from a heart attack floored my whole family in late June. We are still processing this. 

As well as my dad's prostate cancer turning more aggressive needing different courses of treatment. We are still dealing with that one as well. Dad's pain is better thanks to radiotherapy and drugs. Thank goodness. 

Then came prepping and going to RWA conference. Less on my agenda as I only dealt with sponsorships and music for cocktail party and awards dinner. The conference team were amazing and I actually had chances to have conversations with people. Was a great program with great speakers. 

But alas I brought home the post conference lurgy and have been out of commission for a week with it showing no signs of ending soon. 

So here I sit in bed and type this with my iPhone. 


I leave you with me as a rock chick for the Leather and Lace cocktail party. 


Rock on, dudes!

~yia~

Friday, 30 May 2014

Fantabulous Friday: Weekend Romance - A Fair to Remember ~ not just for romance writers


A fantabulous event is coming to Adelaide - it's about romance - it's about writing. Wouldn't you know I'd be involved...

Yes, one of the projects I've been helping out with is the Roadshow event. This is RWA's term for an event that is outside of the national conference program and connects areas that don't get conference, like SA (that's changing with SA - newsflash: conference is coming to Adelaide in 2016!)

RWA and SAWC (SA Writers Centre) have joined forces to present this wonderful weekend!!




If you prefer seeing the workshop blurbs and bios in non pdf format, go to the RWA Roadshow pages.


I'm really excited about the line up. There is such diversity - from people who write historical (romance) adventures like Fiona McIntosh, to those writing rural romance like Tricia Stringer, to Helene Young, who writes romantic supsense, Trish Morey who writes sexy stories, and Keri Arthur who writes dark urban fantasy and paranormal romance! 

Not only that, I think attending any writing event is a fabulous thing. I went to Body in the Garden last year and it's not my exact genre (yeah there's some mystery in my stories, but I don't call myself a crime writer). You mix with other authors, readers, and get to learn something new. Like was said in the movie, 'The Castle' - it's the vibe. A vibe about being around people who enjoy story telling, and writing or reading.


There's certainly a lot of vibe happening with this event!!


While Saturday is full of panels (I'll be chairing the Location, Location, Location panel), chats, author talks, and workshops, the Sunday is purely a workshop event with two streams - one for introductory and one for more mid/advanced. 

While the introductory day long session with Trish Morey (stream A) focuses on romance, you can still use these skills across the board. 

Learning the writing craft is the same in any of the genres - Show, Don't Tell (with Amy T. Matthews). Yep, across the board. Point of View (with Elizabeth Rolls)- yes, the same. All writers want to know about media (with Victoria Purman) and their online presence (I'll be conducting this workshop as my alter-ego). All these can be found in the Stream B workshops.

And let's not forget the fab Quiz Night!!!


It's a fab line up for a great price - hey lunch, and teas are even included!


COST:
1 day* = $130 SAWC and RWA members, $170 non members
2 days* = $240 SAWC and RWA members, $340 non members
QUIZ NIGHT: $20 per head

*Includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas


BOOKINGS: SAWC website or phone 08 8223 7662 or by email admin@sawriters.org.au


NOTE:
ROMANCE WRITERS OF AUSTRALIA MEMBERS - to obtain your discount, please book via
08 8223 7662 during Centre opening hours or email admin@sawriters.org.au.
SAVE $40 when you book for the whole weekend.


Come on this is just sooooo fantabulous!!  So why not come along?


~yia~




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