I began my career as a school teacher and then followed my passion into the entertainment industry as a professional choreographer, director and dancer, strutting my stuff across stage and screen.
Morphing into a stress and life skills therapist, motivational speaker, business consultant, radio & television celebrity, known as the Goddess of Love and a business owner; I find myself now inspired to return to two of my childhood loves; storytelling and writing.
I came to writing late, as there were so many other adventures in life I wanted to experience first. But at last, here I am. I also present workshops and speaking engagements on life, love and writing. Continue reading “Retribution – An Interview with Author Diane Demetre”
Sonia is a writer of contemporary romance and spends most of her time dreaming up stories about couples and their road to finding love – most times bumpy but always a lot of fun!
Continue reading “Chasing Trouble with Sonia Stanizzo”
Destination Romance is a gorgeous, travel-themed anthology of ten stories by different authors. The common thread is that all the adventures start with a trip to a small town travel agent, Maggie Redmond. From there, the stories spread out to explore the highways and byways of romance. My story is ‘Living in the Past’, and my main character, Naomi, wants to take a hands-on approach to Europe’s medieval history. Continue reading “Unpacking “Destination Romance” with Melanie Page!”
Juanita escapes the real world by reading and writing Australian Rural Romance novels with elements of suspense, Australian Fantasy Paranormal and Small Town USA stories. Her romance novels star spirited heroines who give the hero a run for his money before giving in. She creates emotionally engaging worlds steeped in romance, suspense, mystery and intrigue, set in dusty, rural outback Australia and on the NASCAR racetracks of America. Continue reading “Country Whispers – An Interview with Author Juanita Kees”
by Melanie Page
August. Winter winds and the Royal Queensland Show. Lots of birthdays in our family and a busy time all round. And the RWA conference; the highlight of the romance writer’s year. I set off this year on my annual jaunt, less a pilgrimage and more a family reunion, with all the laughter, hugs and general warmth that the word conjures up. Continue reading “RWA 2018!”
by Melanie Page
I write for pleasure… so am I a professional?
It is one of those esoteric questions (aka how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?). Should I consider myself a professional writer, or am I an amateur?
Amateur is easy – they don’t get paid, and they do it for the love of the thing. But some amateurs get sponsorship… the edges get fuzzy very quickly.
To be a professional is not just to get paid. A professional (according to one dictionary) engages is the specified activity as their main occupation. Well, in that sense, I am definitely an amateur writer. I spend most of my time trying to get teenagers to write… might as well push a boulder uphill like that ancient Greek guy. Continue reading “Just call me Sisyphus”
By Melanie Page
‘The time has come’, the walrus said
To talk of many things….
And talk we did. The BookBaybz all met up today for one of our working/ chatting/ planning gab-fests (oops, extremely productive, coffee-fuelled, brainstorming sessions). We had two ring-ins, fellow writers from the local area. And it was a salutary lesson about how much goes into all our writing. Continue reading “Coffee with the Baybz”