January 27, 2019

150,000 babies were put up for adoption in Australia from 1951 – 1975. Most babies were from single, unwed girls and women. With numbers this staggering, it’s easy to surmise that many, many families throughout Australia today, whether that be through the adopted child...

January 15, 2019

This week, I received some exciting news. Bittersweet, book one in my Brothers of the Vine trilogy, has not only been nominated but is a finalist in two categories in the 2019 Australian Romance Readers Association annual awards.

Bittersweet is a finalist in the categor...

November 8, 2018

The first kiss scene in a romance novel is monumental. It represents that first intimate step taken between the two main characters and conjures all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings.But what if that first kiss isn't so perfect? What if that first kiss was actually the...

March 1, 2018

Among Olympic athletes, many return, after the rush of competition, home to their lives with a sense that now everything is ‘ordinary’. This new sense of ordinariness can spiral even lower to full-blown depression that can be difficult to escape from.

This experience is...

February 24, 2018

I am excited to announce that CATCH ME A COWBOY is now available in print in Australia.

This week A COUNTRY LOVE hit the shelves around Australia. It is an anthology featuring three best-selling Australian books from Rachael Johns (MAN DROUGHT), Ros Baxter (SET IN STONE...

February 5, 2018

I am in serious cover love right now!

As you have probably heard, Bittersweet has now been out in the big wide world for a fortnight. Bittersweet is book #1 in the my Brothers of the Vine trilogy and is the story of Tom and Amy.

So far, this book has been given a lot of...

February 1, 2018

Five years ago to this day, I became a published author with my very first book, The Paler Shade of Autumn. Looking back, I was fresh-faced, optimistic and incredibly naive.

I've learned so much over the years but the biggest, continual lesson is to see this career as a...

January 30, 2018


So much pressure exists in this society to be like everyone else. To admit that you belong to a smaller sub-genre of human takes a lifetime of careful consideration, weighing and measuring how this will change the life and defences you have taken much effort to...

January 19, 2018

The eagle has landed!

Although, in this case, it's not technically an eagle that has landed but rather a book called Bittersweet.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was an emotional read but an inspiring story of how people deal with life's struggles and how they come to...

January 11, 2018

Knowing the reality of what goes on behind the scenes is a rarity these days even with all the 24-7 access we have into others’ lives, thanks to social media.

That’s why I’m writing this post. I am going to pull back the curtain and show you the real life of an author.


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