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I Found Love Online!

We all know I'm a hermit with meagre social skills - which is why the internet is such a gift. I can be as isolated as I like, revel in all the unassigned air in my extended personal space AND still chat, laugh, commiserate, rant, rave and rejoice with people. But what happens when you… Continue reading I Found Love Online!

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NZ Telesa Readers Only – Get in Quick

NZ readers can pre-order a limited number of SIGNED copies of Daniel's Novella here. They will be available in New Zealand on January 30th and posted out to you. The novella is in paperback format and 146 pages. Please indicate on the order form what name you would like your book signed to. Cost - $20.00 NZD  (This… Continue reading NZ Telesa Readers Only – Get in Quick

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Skinny (NaNoWriMo) is for Fools

So Im doing this NaNoWriMo thing where hundreds of thousands of people the world over sign up to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It's so massively huge that probably even Martians are doing NaNo. It's my first time doing it. In theory, its a fabulous concept. You commit to sitting down and… Continue reading Skinny (NaNoWriMo) is for Fools

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I Vlogged! (Can I get anymore CLEVER!?)

Ok, so I tried this vlogging thing. You dont even want to know HOW LONG it took me to figure out the blasted video tech stuff. Ugh. Anyway, here it is. The first in the "Fiapoko Woman" series where I talk about writing stuff, answer your TELESA questions and generally ramble about random things (when I… Continue reading I Vlogged! (Can I get anymore CLEVER!?)

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You are Not Famous. You are not Cool.

I was answering some questions for an interview with a new Pacific women's magazine that's coming out soon and got stuck on one of them.                                            "How does it feel to be successful?"Umm...I don't know.… Continue reading You are Not Famous. You are not Cool.

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Taking it All Off…

The thing about being a full-time writer and domestic slave to too many children, is that it means the only work clothes you own are sweats and pyjamas. Which can be a problem when you get invited to fly to another city to do a book thing at your old university. Somehow, I didn't think… Continue reading Taking it All Off…

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Fantasy Realization

Everybody has those daydream fantasies when you're a kid growing up. No, not the ones where Han Solo knocks on your door and says, 'I've been searching the galaxy for you, come let us fly away into hyperspace together...' NO. I mean the fantasies where you think about what you want to be 'when you… Continue reading Fantasy Realization

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Telesa – Auckland Launch Night

Last night my book Telesa was launched here in Auckland, NZ at an event jointly hosted by Auck. Univ of Technology and Auckland University. It was an evening of poetry, dance, music and Pasifika-style celebration with Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh giving the keynote address, a Telesa siva performance by AU graduate Filoi Vaila'au, music from… Continue reading Telesa – Auckland Launch Night

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Why I will Never be a World Famous Best-Selling Author.

See? JK Rowling oozes with calm, elegant, best -selling author sophistication.I have had an epiphany. A revelation of earth-shaking proportions. I will never be a world-famous, internationally best-selling author. Why? Because I am just way too un-cool. I have no calm ,elegant, nonchalant, best-selling sophistication at all. None.I would never be able to catch sight… Continue reading Why I will Never be a World Famous Best-Selling Author.