Last year I began the self-publishing journey with Little Girl Dead. While writing it, I felt that I had a connection to the main character Lila who was dealing with the death of her daughter. As I wrote her story, I became engrossed in her tale. I needed to know more. So what was supposed to be one book spawned another and then another. So now there are four books in the Little Girl Dead series.
I have just released number two, Little Girl Revenge and I’m very happy with it. It picks up straight after the end of Little Girl Dead and continues across the border into Victoria. I introduce some new characters, one in particular I loved writing. An independent and stubborn girl named Bonnie.
Next year will see book three, Little Girl Silent and hopefully book four, the prequel Little Girl Lonely released. So what started as one turned into a slight obsession to finish Lila’s story. But I got there in the end.
So what’s next? Glad you asked.
In November, I released Severed Heart which is about a woman called Avery who returns to her family farm in New South Wales to deal with issues from her past that are affecting her present. There’s a decade old disappearance case to be solved but how does it tie in with Avery and her family? And will they ever make peace with each other? You’ll have to read it to find out.
This one is set in Howlong, New South Wales and is one of the towns I’ve lived in, as was the Little Girl Dead series, which takes you from New South Wales to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and back again and a few other places in between. I’ve moved around a lot so there’s always inspiration to be had.
I’ve got a few other books in the works, but so far I only have plans to release the conclusion of the Little Girl Dead series next year. I will post release dates as soon as I figure them out.
On Saturday 3rd December, I will be having a book signing of Severed Heart in Sunbury, Victoria. I am so excited as this is my favourite book so far. I left my heart on the floor with this one. It’s set in rural New South Wales at the farm that I grew up on. It’s a cozy mystery with a little bit of everything in it that I hope people will enjoy.
The cost is $12.99 for a signed paperback or for those who prefer a digital copy, it’s on Amazon for $5.99. If you can’t make it to the market, don’t worry, you haven’t missed out, just contact me and I’ll organise it to be mailed to you.
At the same market, I will also be signing a new erotic book that I co-authored with my best friend Tarnia Evans. It’s very different from the crime and mystery that I normally write, but I thought “why not?” So if you want seduction with a storyline, pick up a copy of Fire and Rain for yourself or a loved one for $12.99 for a paperback and again, on Amazon for $5.99.
I have written a few books, most of them involving crimes such as murder and kidnapping. There’s never any sunshine and puppy dogs in there and I get antsy if I can’t kill off a character. My 7-year- old son wants to read my books, of course I say no, totally inappropriate for your age bracket kid. But the other day, I was typing away, not paying any attention to anything but my work in progress when suddenly a little voice screams into my ear “swear word!” I very nearly had a heart attack. I quickly scanned the page, yup there was a swear word alright, plus a death scene. So how much had my little munchkin read? I quickly closed the laptop and asked what he’d read.
“I can’t tell you,” he whispered, “it’s a swear word.”
“Read anything else?” I asked.
Thankfully not and there were no nightmares about screwdrivers being plunged anywhere. I think the moral of this story is, always make sure you know where your kids are when you are writing!