• Sunday Update,  THOUGHTS

    Slowing down as self-care

    It’s just gone 11pm here in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m sitting at my desk in my very messy, and about to be redesigned, office, listening to Radio Company  and musing about slowing down and self-care. My PA has taken care of promotional posts, the week’s work has been scheduled and transferred to Trello and my physical planner.  The rest of the household – those with four paws and those with two – sleeps already.   Today,  instead of Doing All The Things – aka working on Sunday, I spent  time with Ms 21 who was home for the weekend, drank wine with Mr 23, and binged the last couple of episodes…

  • Sunday Update,  THOUGHTS

    What do you mean you’re leaving KU? aka How will I read your books?

    Over the coming three months, I will be removing my books for Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited (KU) and I have had some readers tell me they will no longer be able to read my books. I’ve had some authors question my sanity. And I’ve had some moments when I’ve wondered if  shouldn’t just quit writing entirely.  The truth is this wasn’t a decision I took lightly – and it’s one I’ve been considering for several months. If you love to read MMRomance, chances are you know about KU. Part of the Amazon platform, KU is a subscription service by which a reader pays a set monthly fee (paybale monthly or annualy)…

  • Sunday Update

    Not so lazy Sunday afternoon…

    I am writing this at my desk with a glass of wine while I attempt to get things marked off my To Do list. I may, or may not , be in a mild state of panic over how close to June 21 we are (at time of writing 12 weeks, give or take a day or two) . It seems the more I try to get on top of things at the moment, the further behind I become – or at least feel. Anyhoo….in case you haven’t noticed, I have just added a new section to the site: News.  I’ve kicked it off with an exciting announcement…. I’m still…

  • Sunday Update

    But first coffee…

    No, I’m not going to ask you to believe my desk is this aesthetically pleasing – hell, it’s not even this tidy – but it’s nice to tell myself that one day it might be… The word of the day/week/month at the moment for me is catch up. Being unwell has left me in puddle I’m still trying to paddle my way out of. There are thirteen weeks until thesis submission, around six until the release of Pet Me (The Toye Shoppe Book 1) and um …. too few days until I’m supposed to put out another Grove story. Excuse me while I count hours on my fingers and do…