When to look for and use an editor

Are you looking for an editor? Wondering what you should be doing after you have completed your manuscript… There are several things you should be doing first. Do you have on hand a dictionary, thesaurus, grammar book? These books will and can make your writing better, especially before your manuscript sees the light of day. [...]

October is here!

Wow. Is it just me, or has the year progressed a little fast this year… Ok. I am home, back to the colder weather. My knees are already informing me to move to a warmer climate! I agree with them. I have been off and about travelling in the warmer state of Queensland. Yep. The [...]

Looking for a new book?

Hello everyone, are you looking for a new book to read? Maybe a new author to discover. During the month of August on Facebook a book fair is being hosted by a mixture of talented authors. Plus take a look at the webpage for a selection of .99 cents specials, including my book an urban [...]

Writing there is no quick way to a manuscript

Have you written a manuscript and typed The End at the bottom on the last page and wonder what you do next? Whether it is fiction or non-fiction, do not rush off and fall into the trap of publishing the pages of your manuscript, thinking it will be the next bestseller. Sadly life does not [...]

May is here!

Hello everyone.I hope you are keeping well. As yet, I have not been able to receive the covid vaccine. First, I was not in the correct category to be eligible. Now it seems to be something else preventing me from getting the jab. A month ago, I had the flu vax. And as I type, [...]

What to say when said is too much.

Writing techniques, and selecting another word instead of 'said'. Have you been contemplating writing? Or have you written a short story or eighty thousand words? Writing can be therapeutic until you begin the editing side of things. Some authors love editing, while others hate it with a passion. Things to look out for - repeating [...]

Insta Bride – have you read it?

I have been busy making a few changes here and there in my latest contemporary romance, Insta Bride. The blurb also tweaked. How many of you have taken the time to read it? Both the blurb and book? Take a look and let me know what you think. Blurb Missy wants passion and no strings. [...]

To read or not to read!

To follow on from my previous blog on reviews - To Read or Not to Read allows readers to step into the book critic role and determine which books to recommend and which ones to skip based on their reflections throughout the reading experience... But, how as a reader, do we take each piece of [...]


What is a book review? A book review is a form of literary criticism in which a book is merely described or analyzed based on content, style, and merit. Remember, when it comes to reviews, you base your opinion on the book you just read, not the author.

March is here!

Hello, and welcome everyone. Can you believe it...March is here already! I am still busy writing, creating and editing my three WIP's. Yes, three of them, with a few others wanting out, and to join the other folders of completed manuscripts. How is everyone? With Covid all over the place, and states and borders going [...]