Saturday, September 24, 2016


I pitched a manuscript at our recent RWA conference and I hope to hear back by November. I do hope they like my work. It's set in Rural Australia, with a mystery and suspense thread that is somewhat different to what I usually write. With Traditional Publishers it's whether the work is publishable, is it marketable? Will it appeal to a wide audience, will it sell the first print run, and will readers love it? There is a lot to consider. So fingers crossed on that one. :)

 In the meantime I've been working on my current manuscript and enjoying it immensely. I love the way the story is unfolding. My target is 80.000 words. It's amazing what a writer can do with their characters, story plot and subplots. I think you'll like this one as well. 

I also wanted to share with you what I received from one of our lovely members at our last meeting with the Hunter Romance Writers. My author at work coaster. Mary has painted the logo and lined the back with felt. Quite appropriate, don't you think? Thank you Mary. It's lovely and in use at present. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I'm back from the RWA Conference and now I've set myself some serious deadlines. So, I'll be AWOL for a time, engaged in the world of romance, suspense and mystery. 

I have posted photographs up on my FB Author page if anyone is interested. I also explain what I'll be up to. The link is on the FB icon to your right. 

BTW, I had a great time at the conference. Draining, exhausting but seriously great. :)

Don't forget to come back from time to time. I won't abandon you any longer than necessary. Keep well. :)

                                           I have to make every moment count. Here's to it. :) lol

Friday, August 5, 2016


I'm organised for the upcoming Conference. Yay! :) 

If you haven't seen my post on FB about my costume for the Romance Writers of Australia Harlequin Conference Cocktail Party and Costume Party on the Friday night, here it is. lol

My flights are booked, with mobile check in on my phone which I find amazing and hopefully hassle free. The accommodation is booked, my clothes organised, well I think the last one is almost organised, unless I have forgotten something. 

It's less than two weeks away until my flight. I'm looking forward to this years conference and I do hope the weather in Adelaide will behave. 

Now where was I with my writing. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Top ten Lust Have List

I'm honoured to  have The Farm Sitter included in the top 10 Lust Haves on AusRom Today. Thank you J'aimee. 

Suzanne Brandyn
If there’s a job to be done in the country, chances are Suzanne Brandyn has done it!
From mustering stock in the heat of cattle-country, spotlighting for foxes, shooting a rifle, to navigating through the red dust of the outback, Suzanne has been there and done that… Her love of our beautifully diverse land, feisty heroines, and the all-important meeting of Mr Right has been delighting readers for years.

AusRom Today recommends:
The Farm Sitter
Suzanne Brandyn