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I am a Coconut.

So Amazon opened a Japanese¬†division a while back, selling ebooks and stuff. I was looking through my (sad) sales reports and saw, "Hey! I sold a book in Japan!" Sooooo cool. Then I noticed they bought it for $339.00. Double-take. Say what? Do they love me that much in Japan? I get a little excited.¬†Okay,… Continue reading I am a Coconut.

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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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A Week in Samoa

I'm in Samoa - staying with my parents but otherwise completely alone. No Hot Man. No Fabulous Five. I was invited to attend the 2012 SPACLAL Pacific Literature Conference held at the National University of Samoa and I had to give a presentation thingamajig about electronic books and self-publishing and social media etc. It was… Continue reading A Week in Samoa

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The Bone Bearer: A Piece.

A piece of the third book in the Telesa Trilogy: The Bone Bearer.  Coming in 2013.When I turned twelve years old, my mother took me to the edge of the ocean cliffs and told me the story of the shark and the turtle. How long ago, a woman and her child were driven from their… Continue reading The Bone Bearer: A Piece.

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Why Writers Need a Cave

Where books are getting written & too many Doritos are getting consumed.The other day a massive truck delivered a (rather hideous) orange and green box to my yard. My very own, brand new, writing office. A portable rental unit. "Surprise!" said the Hot Man. I can neither confirm nor deny whether I jumped up and down, screamed,… Continue reading Why Writers Need a Cave

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How Much Attention Should Writers pay to Bad Reviews?

"Do me a favor and don't waste your time reading this book...the story line is awful."  "I wish someone else had written this book because I think it could have been great if written by a better storyteller.""The writing and dialogue were VERY bad.""The main character completely ruined the book for me. She's bipolar, jumping… Continue reading How Much Attention Should Writers pay to Bad Reviews?

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Virtual Online Love

My mother is a powerhouse of creativity and I owe much of who I am - to her. It's no accident that my Telesa series centers around beautiful, strong, vibrant and powerful women because that's the kind of mother I've been blessed with. Both my parents are incredibly supportive of my writing efforts... in their… Continue reading Virtual Online Love

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A piano fell on my head today.

I was sitting in church looking around ( from the depths of the back rows where I always creep in and hide) when suddenly it hit me.I've been coming to this particular congregation for a year now. A whole year. And I don't even know who half of these people are. In fact, I dont… Continue reading A piano fell on my head today.

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Dark and Dreadful Secrets AND When Water Burns – pg 77

I'm being forced to reveal some dark and dreadful secrets....they start with a piece of my next book 'When Water Burns' because I've been tagged for the Lucky 7 MEME by Lan at 'The Write Obsession'The rules are:1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.2. Go to line 7.3. Copy down the next 7… Continue reading Dark and Dreadful Secrets AND When Water Burns – pg 77