An exciting part of this writing journey that I particularly treasure - is the opportunity it gives me to connect with lots of different Pacific writers and poets from all over the place. This blog post is for YOU, the writer and poet who has dallied with the thought of seeing your work in print… Continue reading So You Want to Publish a Book?
I'm working to finish the Daniel novella in time for a Christmas release. One thing I love about writing Daniel? He's got a sense of humor that Leila lacks and he can be WAY more fun to write... Here's his take on the Jason's hospital confesion scene from the first Telesa book. ******************************************* Daniel Tahi… Continue reading The Next Book Out Soon
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
A fit of fizzy flightiness overwhelmed me this weekend. I was consumed by this insane desire to be like those people who bungy jump, sky dive and buy clothes that are NOT on sale. I felt like living dangerously and walking on the wild side. Where did this strange feeling come from? Maybe it was because the week had been crazy busy - I… Continue reading A Night of Illicit Abandon – Walking on the Wild Side
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!?)
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
Last week, some super fabulous, super famous rugby players came out to support the Brisbane Launch of the Telesa book. It was great to have their vote of confidence for this fiery Pacific novel so of course, we should have one of them for our Tattoo Time Feature. Sometimes it's a little tricky to find… Continue reading Tattoo Time: Digby Ioane
(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
There are many tellings of the Creation Story in Pacific mythology. To celebrate my birthday (yay!), I'm sharing this piece from 'When Water Burns': the Creation Story - according to Telesa legend. If you've ever wondered about the origins of these fierce protectors of the earth, then this will answer your musings!In the beginning there… Continue reading Telesa – The Creation Story
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.