There's a number-tagging game happening on Facebook where you must reveal mysterious details about yourself. I got the #18 from Theresa Schubert (another superwoman mom of her own #Fab5) but because nobody cares about 18 deeply scintillating secrets about me, I’m going to do 18 #ThingsYouMayNotKnowAboutTheTelesaBooks instead. Nafanua had six children in her lifetime. One boy… Continue reading Deep, Dark Secrets.
This writing thing has given me the opportunity to have some pretty awesome experiences. Like get DietCoke drunk in E.L James hotel suite in Kansas City with a fabulous group of women writers. Ride to a book launch in Sydney, in style in sleek low-rider cars and have specialty cakes and donuts made #TelesaStyle. Go back… Continue reading The Mata-Lulu Model
Checking in from Samoa with a few quick announcement s: 1. Brisbane was a blast and you can read all about it here - 'Bone Bearer Launched in Brisbane' 2. Then I dashed home to Auckland to hug the Fab 5 before coming to Samoa for a week of book events. It kicked off with… Continue reading Where is this Sleepless Woman?!
Having an impossible writing goal - and then being crazy ( and dumb enough) to believe in it - can achieve writing impossibility. I should know. When I wrote my first book - "Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi" - I had a boss. I was a fulltime employed writer. I got paid to research, interview, write,… Continue reading Reckless and Foolishly Brave.
Meet the Telesa. Blessed with earth's gifts of air, fire, water - they are her self-appointed protectors. Guardians of land, ocean and all earth's creatures. And they get very angry when man is his usual environmentally-UNfriendly self... An Excerpt from 'Telesa - The Covenant Keeper.'The village cowered in the storm. The wood frames of the… Continue reading Meet the ‘Telesa’. Women of fury – don’t get them angry.
Meet Dr Jason Williams. A California native - he's a volcanologist who's in Samoa with a science team studying our supposedly dead and dormant volcanoes.So it's no surprise then that he would be particularly interested in a girl who can speak to them, summon them and control them. But Jason is no boring, dusty old… Continue reading Can it get any hotter in here? Meet Jason
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
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.