• Autism Awareness Month ~ Hopes and Dreams, and a contest~

    Autism Fact:  People with autism are more likely to be the victims of violence than committing a violent act. April is Autism Awareness Month and it’s always an honour to take part. This year the theme is hopes and dreams, which is another great topic and one we don’t reflect on enough. I usually only take stock of which goals I’d like to achieve around the new year, not really as a resolution, but more of a ‘am I going in the direction I want/need to be going’ kind of way. I am truly lucky that I have my dream job – and I know this. I don’t take it for…

  • Good Morning Monday ~ My God, it’s almost December…

    Can you believe it? The countdown to Christmas is on… *shudders* Anywhooo, last week was another super busy week for me. Including being super sick yesterday, what I still managed to get done: Wrote 14K on my WIP, now at 39K. Tentatively now titled Finders Keepers. Signed a contract for Sixty Five Hours to be translated into Thai. Completed two rounds of edits on On Davis Row (95K words x 2) Sent out ARCs for On Davis Row What I have to do this week: Finish the first draft of Finders Keepers Complete final proofing edits on On Davis Row Give the final publishing draft of On Davis Row a…

  • Red Dirt Heart is coming to audio!!

    I am so incredibly excited to announce that Red Dirt Heart will be my first ever audio!! As you may or may not know, being an Australian author who self-publishes, I was never able to use ACX (the audio division of Amazon) to get my books into the audio market.  I mean, I have 30+ books, and NONE in audio. Even my books I have with a publisher will never be put into audio… but that’s a whole other conversation for another time. Anywhoooo, I tried to outsource it myself, but got nowhere.  I queried publishers in strict audio rights options, but they never even replied – not even a ‘sorry,…

  • The Sense of Sight – RJ Scott’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop & a Free Book!

    I’m honoured to be part of RJ’s Blog Tour for Autism Awareness,  highlighting the Five Senses. An interesting fact you may not know about autism is:  People with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who are hyposensitive to smell may have no sense of smell at all, and fail to notice extreme odours (this can include their own body odour). Some people may lick things to get a better sense of what they are. When I found out this blog tour would revolve around the five senses, my first thoughts went to Isaac Brannigan from Blind Faith. He was one of my first characters I ever wrote. A very stubborn, impatient,…

  • End Street Book 5: The Case of the Purple Pearl by Amber Kell and RJ Scott

    End Street Book 5: The Case of the Purple Pearl by Amber Kell and RJ Scott Buylinks here when available: http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/the-case-of-purple-pearl-end-street-5.html Blurb: After failing in a quest to win the Fae Queen’s approval, Halstein is locked in a world of stone. Forced to remain a gargoyle he spends his days on Sam’s desk pining for his lost love. Prince Idris’s lover went missing and was presumed dead. Alone, Idris lives a life away from court, starved of energy but unwilling to sleep in the room he once shared with his beloved. Can Sam and Bob save these fated lovers before it’s too late? And will Bob’s ultimate sacrifice be enough…

  • RJ Scott – Texas Wedding is out today

    The final book in the Texas series which started with The Heart of Texas is out today Buylinks: http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/texas-wedding-texas-7-blurb-reveal.html Blurb: Sometimes Riley and Jack have to be the ones to fight other people’s battles and stand up for what is right. With the life changing prospect of a yes vote from SCOTUS on the issue of same sex marriage, Riley and Jack realise they have decisions to make. Add in some distressing family news and the very real possibility that old secrets may resurface, and this last book in the Texas series pulls together as many threads as the boys can manage to handle. But through all the ups and…

  • Can you see discrimination?

    April 2nd is World Austism Awareness Day Fact on Austism: People with autism may demonstrate above average levels of concentration, reliability and accuracy. ~~~~~~ So I’m taking part in RJ Scott’s April Blog Hop, aimed at discrimination and prejudice.  When thinking about what form of discrimination I could write about, it seemed only fair that with my two recent releases, Blind Faith and Through These Eyes, that I approached the discrimination that blind people in our communities face on a daily basis. As a member of any community in the developed world, whether able sighted or not, we are entitled to basic human rights.  So what are the rights of blind…