reflection

On bookselling: you get back what you give

I’ve been selling at events for a while now. The first was The Caretaker of Imagination book launch, then craft markets,...

Reflections on Hidden Figures – Are you your biggest obstacle?

I finally watched Hidden Figures the other night (yeah I know, about ten years after everybody else). For those of you...

It’s okay to enjoy your work

Over the weekend I caught up with Chris, the man behind Criss-Fit (follow him on Facebook or Instagram). He recently...

Going against the grain

Because I’ve been painting longer than I have been writing, I often use my experience as a painter to help...

January review: being mindful of my focus

January review: being mindful of my focus

It’s funny how quickly comparisonitis has tried to set its teeth in. This year, I won’t let it win. It’s...

Returning home: a blog response to a Samoan proverb

Earlier this week I read a post from fellow NZ children’s writer, Helen Tau’au Filisi. In this post she shared...

It’s not just about sales [Book Events Series]

As many of you know, from June this year I started doing a range of in-person events. From local markets,...

Monday Musings: A fresh sense of purpose

After a weekend at the Mt Eden Village Craft Fair, a change to a business page on Facebook, a teaching...

On the madness of indie publishing [guest post]

I’m a part of a few writing groups, online and in person. Recently, a few writers have been feeling the...

Overcoming writer’s block by chunking

Getting started can feel like the hardest part of any task. Getting out of bed on a cold morning to go...

Getting healthy, and getting rid of excuses

Getting healthy, and getting rid of excuses

I’m in a ‘getting healthy’ phase at the moment. What seems to happen is that I start exercising and eating...

Launch Party: A wee update

Once again, the launch party was a wonderful success, and it was with thanks to a generous group of volunteers....