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Meet Marc Gold – the Cursed

(An excerpt from FIRE'S CARESS. Coming November 28th, 2020) Even though he knew what he’d see, it was still an unpleasant surprise. Because there was always the whisper of hope that maybe, just maybe – the black patterning would be gone. As quickly and as unexpectedly as it had come. That the whole thing was… Continue reading Meet Marc Gold – the Cursed

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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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How Many Books have You Sold?

It's coming up on a year since I started this publishing journey and I figured it was time to take stock. I have been immensely grateful for many other authors who have generously shared their publishing experiences online, including their sales numbers and tips about what worked for them...and what didn't. Without their transparency, I… Continue reading How Many Books have You Sold?

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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 Made Me Cry

What a week it has been. It's Saturday night and I'm sitting here, exhausted and just a little bit stunned.1. The electronic book version of 'When Water Burns' was released on Amazon on Thursday. I asked for your help with getting this book into the rankings and you responded. You bought 380 books in a… Continue reading You Made Me Cry

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A Day in the Life of a (Slightly Demented) Author/Blogger

(An alternate title for this blogpost would be: "Why You should Never trust Book Deadlines from Authors who have Five Children, especially disorganized, chaotic authors - because their books will ALWAYS be Late. Always.")A Typical MondayI get up at 5.30am, which I absolutely hate doing, especially if I’ve only just gone to bed at 2am.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a (Slightly Demented) Author/Blogger

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Lies I have told my children. That I am going to hell for. Lie - "I loved your performance! You were one of the best dancers in the whole group! I've never seen such a beautiful Samoan siva before." Truth - I got to the Culture Day show late. Too late to catch any of… Continue reading LIAR, LIAR

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Warrior Breasts of Steel

She's bad... She must be a Mum.Breastfeeding - all the health professionals agreee its the very bestest thing on the planet. It makes babies healthier, smarter, more germ resistant, and better looking. ( okay so i made the last one up). It even makes mothers healthier, more cancer resistant and better looking. (I definitely made… Continue reading Warrior Breasts of Steel

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Sweet Talk.

... Do you want cookies with that book?Are you a blog lurker? A person who stops by for a quick read every now and then and then tip toes away without a sound?! - So am I. I frequent several different blog spots where i can read, laugh, think and go Hmmmmm... But do I… Continue reading Sweet Talk.