Though it’s what I love best, I don’t spend all day just writing books and short stories. Sometimes I venture further afield. For example, for one year back in 2015/2016, I became a journalist of sorts. I wrote a fortnightly gardening article for a local magazine called the Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine. That was an enjoyable exercise, helped me to flex some different writing muscles and taught me to fear a deadline!
There are even times when I manage to step away from the keyboard, leave my home office 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!
Of course one of my favourite reasons to abandon my computer screen is to read books; good, bad and indifferent. Over the years I’ve been a member of several different 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 continue to help me become a better writer – and they’re a lot of fun!
When I’m not writing one of the things 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, marketing just isn’t my thing :-(
Finally, here are some links to a variety of things related and unrelated to my writing.