SELF DISCIPLINE

SELF-DISCIPLINE   Fortuitous Tide Reminder: Free short story “Family Love” under Pearl for your Enjoyment below.  I have learnt self-discipline is a necessary ingredient in cooking up a novel. Once the manuscript is in the hands of the beta-readers, the reins may...

Newsletter September 2021

GOALPOST IN SIGHT   Fortuitous Tide I went for a drive to Maleny last week to deliver more of my books to the Maleny Bookshop. The Maleny Bookshop has a magic ambience as it wraps itself around you like a cloak of comfort. Take the opportunity to share this...

Newsletter August 2021

ALL SMILES Fortuitous Tide I was asked the other day, “Why do I write?” After very little thought I answered, “I’m barking mad when I’m not totally chronic crazy and a masochist, I think.” But what else can one do when scenes, plots and characters pound on the door of...

WHATEVER

Fortuitous Tide I recently had the opportunity to listen to a talk on the English language via Zoom.  I found the speaker, Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex, extremely interesting and entertaining. His personality brought the subject to life. Thank you to all the...

Newsletter June 2021

SMOOTH BLEND Fortuitous Tide I have been lucky to access some great research material. Now it’s a matter of seamlessly blending the gems discovered within the storyline. Current Weather and Tides In this my fourth novel. The protagonist is currently on the back of a...