Remembering the awesome that got us here! by MC D’Alton There is nothing like taking a leap in to the unknown to get the adrenal glands pumping copious amounts of RUN into your blood stream. That’s how Melanie and I have felt these last 2 weeks.
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;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!
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’, andContinue 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 andContinue 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,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 itContinue 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 lessonContinue reading “Coffee with the Baybz”
Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Byron, the ultimate regency rake. George Gordon, Lord Byron died in 1824, but he lives on, not only in his poetry and as a national hero of the Greek War of Independence, but as an inspiration and a ‘type’ in romantic fiction, particularly regency romances.
By Melanie Page Not marble nor the gilded monuments Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme, But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone besmeared with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shallContinue reading “Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare”