Friday, April 29, 2022

One of the exciting things that happened recently was the launch Faceless in Britain. One of the weird things that happened recenty was the launch of Faceless in Britain. Weird, you ask? Yes, weird. One of the wonders of modern technology is the ability to have virtual book launches, so had the absolute pleasure of sharing an event with the wonderful Eve Smith and Simone Buchholz chaired by Dr Noir  - Jacky Collins, but from the comfort of my home. They were celebrating in the evening with a glass of something fun, I was celebrating in the morning with a cuppa. It was fun, but I look forward to in person book launches in the future, especially as my fabulous publisher Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books is famous for her book themed cupcakes! I missed the cupcakes!

Here's the link to our fabulous launch.


Saturday, March 12, 2022

The Big Issue - Homelessness

One of the underlying themes of Faceless is homelessness and society's perceptions of those who find themselves in this awful situation. I was asked to write an article for the UK publication The Big Issue to mark International Women's Day. The statistics in Aotearoa New Zealand are sobering.

Why Māori women in New Zealand are disproportionately likely to be homeless


Thursday, March 3, 2022

Faceless on tour... Blog tour, that is

 You know publication date is looming and it's starting to get real when your book kicks off on a blog tour. I have been very priviledged to have had blog tours organised for my books by the fabulous Anne Cater of Random Things Through My Letterbox. I always look forward with a sense of excitement, and slight trepidation, to hear what the reviewers think of my book baby. So it's all go this March, keep your eyes out...

Friday, February 25, 2022

New flash website, dusting off the blog...

It has been an embarrasingly long time since I posted anything on my blog. I guess, like many people who used to blog regularly, I was seduced by the likes of Facebook, and Twitter, and the short, sharp and snappy.

Now I find myself with a flash new website (thanks to eldest kid for designing it, and to David Batterbury for dealing with the hell on wheels of domain name transfer) it's time to embrace that longer form of sharing your thoughts, from the deep and meaningful (that won't happen often - promise) to the quirky (much more my style).

But first, to celebrate...