This year is the 10th anniversary of my first novel, Telesa. The book of my heart that was rejected by 30+ agents/publishers, so we published it ourselves - has since become the story that has lit a #PasifikaReadingFire in so many worldwide. I am honored that Telesa has influenced and inspired many other Oceania creatives… Continue reading Has it really been TEN years?!
How to Become a Writer.
As a writer who writes too many different things all the time – I am often asked: “Where do you find the time and the drive to write? How do you overcome writer’s ‘block’?” Such questions are a puzzle to me and so my answer is 105km and 14 hrs long… A few years ago,… Continue reading How to Become a Writer.
“Where do you get your story ideas from?” #1
The best writing #roomWithAView....where Telesa stories come from. Where do YOU source your creativity fire? What spaces and places speak to YOUR soul?
Deep, Dark Secrets.
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.
I helped write a MOOC in Philadelphia. (WTH??)
I've been travelling and book touring (and eating lots of delicious new foods while I'm at it...) so my poor blog has been rather neglected! I'm all done though with book launch stuff and back to full-time parent duty because the Hot Man has moved to Samoa for work. So I'm ready to get into… Continue reading I helped write a MOOC in Philadelphia. (WTH??)
Parents who Believe in You
The Hot Man went to Samoa last night - for the Half Ironman which is next week. Along with his bike and all his special race foods, he also took with him TWO copies of my book. One for my big brother and one for my parents. (the other boxes of books are chugging their slow steady… Continue reading Parents who Believe in You
Hot Chiselled Bodies vs Babies that pop out like Blackheads
The thing about releasing a book is then people want to know - 'when's your next book coming out?' Never mind that you just gained twenty pounds sitting on your butt (eating and) writing this book and your children have forgotten what you look like...more importantly, they have forgotten the high standards you have for… Continue reading Hot Chiselled Bodies vs Babies that pop out like Blackheads
Telesa 3 is Out Now
News Update folks, all the stars have aligned and the ebook version of 'The Bone Bearer' is available right now from Amazon. Remember, you don't need to own a Kindle to get your copy. You can download the free Kindle App to your phone or computer and then purchase your book. Its available for the… Continue reading Telesa 3 is Out Now
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!
What’s More Exciting than Donuts?
I love getting email. Especially when its not spam. Not my electricity bill. Not an overdue library books notice. But nice email from really nice people who have read TELESA and actually liked it enough to write and tell me so. Emails that light up my day. Emails like that are more exciting than a… Continue reading What’s More Exciting than Donuts?