I’m delighted to announce that I have a brand-spanking new website, thanks to the design genius of Jin Wang. My blog is now integrated into my website so if you’re a subscriber to The Unutterable Phrase, now would be a great time to pop over and add my website to your feed.
Thanks so much to everyone who has read and commented on my blog and I look forward to seeing you at my new cyber home.
With the contract for Samuel’s Kisses signed and in the mail, I can breathe a huge sigh of relief and believe I really am about to be published in Australia. I’m delighted to announce my publisher is… (drum roll, please) Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that the contract arrived yesterday for my picture book, Samuel’s Kisses. This one was accepted way back in March, so it goes to show just how much patience is involved in the publishing process. I’ll announce the publisher in a few days when I get the official contract signed and returned to me. I just want to make sure everything is absolutely sorted and finalised before I shout the details to the world. I will say, however, that I am super excited to be working with them. Stay tuned!
I got some more wonderful news this past week. If you are regular blog reader of mine (and thank you if you are!), you would be aware that I have a picture book coming out in February next year called Fish Don’t Need Snorkels. It’s published by a small Christian UK Publisher, Stanborough Press. When I signed the contract for this one, I also signed with them for a second book called When I Look at You: A book about my feelings. As the year has progressed, all the focus has been on Fish Don’t Need Snorkels and I just assumed that we’d get to the feelings book when this one was done. I was delightfully, wonderfully, very wrong! Continue reading
I did it! After a series of twists and turns (in both my novel and life in general) and after seriously doubting my ability to reach the magical 50,000 word goal of NaNoWriMo, today I wrote my way past the finish line. I spent two hours this afternoon at the Queensland Writers Centre at a Writing Race and managed to add 4,440 words to my tally. Then, I called into a comfy McDonald’s on the way home and wrote the remaining 3,500 words over a hazelnut mocha and a tomato and cheese sandwich. Continue reading
There are some books in the world that after just one reading, make me go, “I wish I’d written that!” At the moment my Wish-I’d-Written-That list is small, but growing, with Kisses for Daddy by Frances Watts & David Legge on the top. This week at the library I stumbled across another one. Continue reading