Other Stuff


Though it’s what I love best, I don’t only sit around all day writing books and short stories. Sometimes I venture further afield. For example, I now am a journalist of sorts. I write a fortnightly gardening article for a local magazine called the Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine. logo-top
You can read past year’s pearls of gardening wisdom in back issues here  starting 24 July 2015.

Laura Rittenhouse

That still keeps me locked in my office with my nose to the grindstone but I will actually leave my house (and garden) and meet with other human beings face-to-face in order to do an author talk and signing. My last one was a blast. Thanks to all of you who showed up, listened, laughed and asked great questions. A special thanks to those of you keen enough to buy one of my novels and get my autograph!

Author Talk 15 02 10

book pile
Of course one of my favourite reasons to abandon my computer screen is to read books; good, bad and indifferent. I’m a member of two book clubs that not only introduce me to authors and genres I’d never find on my own, they give me a glimpse into the minds of readers. I’m sure these books clubs help me become a better writer – and they’re heaps of fun!

On a totally different tone, when I’m not writing what I should be doing is marketing myself and my works. I’m not so great at that. I’ve tried putting down some thoughts on the topic here but, really, I’m not so great at marketing!

Finally, here are some links to a variety of things related and unrelated to my writing.