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Books, Books and More Books

 

Yoda has been using the Force to help me sort out some books. Rather a lot of books. This double pile represents a small percentage of the mountain of fantasy works piled up all over my house at present. This year I am one of the five judges for the World Fantasy Awards. These awards are presented annually for the best fantasy works in English, spread over several categories – […]

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February 16th, 2017|

Travel Report Dec 2016

 

Readers, I owe you an apology – it’s now two and a half weeks since I got home from the US, and I’ve been too tired and jet-lagged to post about my trip or to thank the various people who were so lovely and helpful along the way.  The image above is of me reading from Den of Wolves at the Jolie Tea Company in Salem – it was taken […]

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December 4th, 2016|

Juliet in New Zealand

A reminder to my New Zealand readers that I will be in Wellington for Au Contraire on the first weekend of June which is quite soon now! If you’re attending the convention and would like to chat, have a book signed or whatever, do please come over and say hello. I will probably be the shortest, oldest and most white-haired person at the con, so fairly recognisable.  I don’t know […]

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May 11th, 2016|

Meet the Crew Part 3: Fergal and Reggie

Since my first Meet the Pack post I have lost two beloved members of the crew. Darling old Amy succumbed to liver cancer and severe arthritis, and more shockingly, my beautiful Harry (below) was mauled to death by a rottweiler while being walked on the lead only metres from home. That traumatic event is one reason I have not been blogging here much recently. Harry was such a special boy […]

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May 4th, 2016|

Author Interview: Meg Caddy and Waer

It’s a real delight to introduce Meg Caddy, an up-and-coming Australian writer whom I mentored back when she was a high school student. Meg was already a passionate and dedicated writer then, with a remarkable work ethic for someone of her age. It wasn’t only her talent that impressed me, but her willingness to listen to critique and to re-draft over and over in an effort to improve her work. […]

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February 20th, 2016|

Progress Report November 2015

Hi all and apologies for not posting more regularly. I am really under the pump work-wise just now with the manuscript for Blackthorn & Grim Book 3 due to be submitted by the (extended) deadline of late January, so I am not attending to my social media very well. I have done a recent interview with the lovely Anne Gracie for Word Wenches, where she and I discuss Dreamer’s Pool, […]

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November 9th, 2015|

Progress Report: July 2015

Half way through the year already – where has the time gone? Blackthorn & Grim book 3 is due in at the end of 2015 and I still have quite a bit of it to write.

It’s relatively rare for a novelist to make a living at it. Most of us have day jobs and/or a partner contributing to the family finances. Many professional writers have children to look after, and although we love […]

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July 20th, 2015|

Meet the Pack: Part 1

Readers may already know that as well as being a full time writer, I’m a foster carer for an animal rescue group. I specialise in dogs that are elderly and/or have health challenges, so quite often my foster animals end up staying permanently. Some are ‘foster fails’ – dogs the foster carer falls in love with and can’t bear to let go. Others might be called ‘forever fosters’ – dogs […]

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July 11th, 2015|
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