The Power of Generosity- With the Lovely Lesley Ann

Today I’m talking with the lovely Lesley Ann, a Romance Writers of Australia member who shone a little sparkle into the lives of authors at the end of 2016. For those who are not members of the Romance Writers of Australia community, it is an amazing group of writers who support each other’s ups and downs, share information and promote …

Famous rejections: Elvis Presley

Rejection is part of the writing life and life more broadly, but it’s made far easier when you realise you are in good company! To help in those moments when you’re feeling a bit ‘meh’, I bring you the ‘Famous rejection’ posts. Famous rejection #1: Elvis Presley. Rejected by a local groups, and asked where he fit-he didn’t. Its a …

The Ugly Duckling and The Go-Between

What does a duck have to do with my latest story, The Go-Between? The tale of The Ugly Duckling is one most of us are familiar with, in a general sense. The little duck in the story is treated poorly because he’s different, told to become this, that or the other to fit in, until he turns into a swan, …

The Perils of Office Fridge Clean Outs

The Go-Between starts off in a typical workplace. And with that in mind, I wanted to explore a typical workplace issue-the office fridge clean out. The office fridge clean out may seem like a simple act of office hygiene. Little do the unsuspecting realise that it is a fraught political minefield. Put a note on the fridge and say you’re …

A Visit from Blaise Lee, the Heroine of I Don’t Date in December

Despite the excitement of election day here in Australia yesterday, Blaise Lee, the heroine of I Don’t Date in December has dropped by to talk about the book ahead of it’s release on 5 July. Over to you, Blaise! Thanks Darcy, always happy to chat about myself! Ha ha. Its recently been shown that people’s attention spans are shorter than …