i have seen the writing on the wall… (2018 Edition)

I am immersed in significant historical dates this week.  Later in the week or next week I will be talking about a project based upon another historical event which consumed nearly a week of my time and *nothing* else got done while I finished it...but it was so worth the headaches and sleep deprivation. The

2018-10-02T08:06:35-06:00Wednesday, October 3, 2018|Categories: Historical Stuff, My Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Western Australia Day

Another anniversary date I didn't want to omit acknowledging. Western Australia Day was called Foundation Day when I was a kid, and we always had special assemblies on the day.  The name was changed to Western Australian day in the 1990s, after I left Australia, as the old name had come to be considered insensitive

2018-06-02T14:40:18-06:00Monday, June 4, 2018|Categories: Interesting Settings, Just Slightly Off Topic|Tags: , , |

Why The Lake Is Pink

Lake Hillier, Western Australia I came across a post on Bored Panda recently, and within it, they were raving about Lake Hillier - the pink lake.  The pictures are pretty amazing. I was kinda jazzed, because Lake Hillier is in Western Australia, my home turf. In fact, it's just off the coast of Esperance,

Now out in print!  Super hot Romantic Suspense.

As a rule, I prefer to do a general, normal post in between posts about my books, but lately, there's just been way too much news to share. So, another announcement, today. Ningaloo Nights is a novella length romantic suspense set in Ningaloo, Western Australia. Generally, only Australians and travellers who have been to parts

Caves – Some of the World’s Most Naturally Creepy Places

This post first appeared exactly four years ago.   As I'm back to writing romantic suspense regularly, I thought I would bring it forward for new readers to check out.   t. Paranormal romance fans understand creepy.  They like creepy.  A little bit, anyway. But creepy, in paranormal terms, is something that is manufactured by ghouls, goblins,

2018-02-03T19:59:29-07:00Sunday, February 4, 2018|Categories: Romantic Suspense|Tags: , , , |

Purely By Accident

In the seventeenth century, the Dutch were among the most adventurous sea explorers in the western world.  The new worlds they discovered quickly became favoured trading destinations.  One in particular was Jakarta, on the island of Java in Indonesia. The Dutch traders were wily.  They quickly discovered that one of the fastest ways to get

2017-06-01T08:39:36-06:00Monday, June 5, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Eight Things You Should Know About Caden Rawn

Caden Rawn is the hero of my romantic thriller, Terror Stash, and he’s a fascinating character, if you can just drag your gaze away from the flexing abdominals for a moment or two. But there’s a reason for the freakishly fit body and layer upon layer of muscles.  That reason I’ll leave for you to

Why Set a Thriller in Western Australia?

The Story Behind Terror Stash The smart answer is:  Why not?  There’s been stranger places that quite excellent thriller have been set in, including runaway best sellers.  A classic that springs to mind is Running Blind, a 1970s espionage novel by English thriller writer Desmond Bagley, which was set in Iceland.  Not only did the

i have seen the writing on the wall…

Try imagining a city chopped in half by a bloody great wall, where everyone on the other side never got to cross over to your side, except under the strictest control and paranoia.  They lived with restricted personal freedoms that we take so much for granted we barely recognize them as freedoms.  They just are.

2011-10-03T08:51:33-06:00Monday, October 3, 2011|Categories: My Life, Ruminating|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

BLOOD KNOT award, FATAL WILD CHILD Review…I’m back!

I'm almost scared to start blogging again.  There's a small mountain of news, tasks, and dust to blow off the site. Not to mention about 800 photos we took in Australia that I should really comb through to share the best of with you, that I never really had time to upload while I was

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