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Why Authors Require Assistants on Book Tours.

I went to Samoa for a four day whirlwind book tour that included school and library visits, a book signing, writing workshop, and more. I took Big Daughter with me. She was my designated "tour assistant." My helper. My photographer and video documenter. My right hand. My bestest buddy. That friendly, smiley, personable young woman who helps… Continue reading Why Authors Require Assistants on Book Tours.

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Daniel Speaks.

Somebody asked me the other day, 'What was Daniel thinking when he first met Leila? Wouldn't it be awesome to get his perspective on things?" I thought about it and yes, I agree - it would be kind of interesting...so I asked him. Daniel, what did you think of Leila when you first saw her? What… Continue reading Daniel Speaks.

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Meet Simone – the SAMCO Best Friend

Picture of SAMCO gates courtesy of Samoa Live.On Leila's first day at Samoa College she's given the grand tour by a boy called Simon...Or as he corrects her - Simone.I quickly realized that my tourguide was what my uncle termed a ‘fa’afafine’. On our shopping trip to town for my school uniforms in the weekend,… Continue reading Meet Simone – the SAMCO Best Friend

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The Telesa Series – Meet Daniel.

Book one in the Telesa Series is complete and in the final stages of editing prep before it takes flight into the world.(Thank goodness!) It's called - 'The Covenant-Keeper'. And Im already obsessing over the second book. I want you to meet some of the people I've been spending a lot of time with over… Continue reading The Telesa Series – Meet Daniel.