The Trouble With Dying has FINALLED!

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OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!! The Trouble With Dying has reached the FINALS of the 2015 InD’Tale RONE Awards in the Suspense category!!!!!! I heart you all so much because it’s YOUR votes that got it there! ūüėÄ Now I just need to waitwaitwait for the winner announcement. No problem… o_O

A Real Book Launch!

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Sunday 15th March 2015.

It’s a day I’ll remember for a very long time. After I published my debut novel – literally the push of a keyboard button – and experienced the total, utter flatness of not properly¬†celebrating my first book’s release, I promised myself I would do it properly for book two.

So I did. I hired a venue, issued invitations, organised catering, shipped in boxes of books, and angsted over excerpts. Actually, I angsted over everything, but particularly over excerpts.

But after all that angsting, it was a wonderful occasion. I had a blast!

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Remember Me?

Hi! Yep, I’m still here. I’ve been off-line a while – a loooong while – three months, in fact – and yes, I do have the odd excuse (including, on 22nd February, another horrific earthquake, so destructive it pretty much flattened what remained of our already-shaken inner city). Still, I’m sorry I haven’t been more in touch.

So much has happened in such a short time! One summer holiday spent in sunny Auckland. Two competition results for my WIP – third and fifth. Three extra weeks up in Auckland when, post-quake, our house was deemed unsafe until the chimneys were demolished. The incredible generosity and empathy of people all over the country – hell, the world – has been humbling, reducing me to tears so many times I’ve lost count. It’s taken a long time to get my mojo back, but finally I can say I’m writing again.