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Protecting the Bride: The Inspiration

Much of Stewart Island is uninhabited and still covered with native bush, making it a haven for many of our native birds. Ulva Island is a bird sanctuary where some of our most endangered birds have been released and are thriving. It was a thrill and a privilege to wander through the bush and spot some of our rarer birds. The beach near the boat landing on Ulva Island. A weka strolling along the...

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Interview with Paranormal Author L. Danvers #vampires

Today, I’m excited to welcome L. Danvers to my blog. Hi, Ms. Danvers. I’ve been checking out your website and you say, “My goal as an author is to offer you an escape from reality—one where you can explore new worlds, go on daring adventures, fight the bad guys and...

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Exploring Ponsonby, Auckland

This week, I decided to do my writing session in a different place. I ended up in Ponsonby. Ponsonby is an inner-city suburb, around 2 kilometers from the city center of Auckland. The origins of the name Ponsonby are a bit murky, and my search didn’t produce a...

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Chilling Out With The Hippopotamus

I snapped this underwater shot of a hippo and loads of little fish at the San Diego Zoo earlier this year. He was standing on the bottom of his pool and every few minutes, he'd lift his nose to take a breath of air. We watched him for a long time. While this hippo is...

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Cover Reveal: Stranded with Ella, Military Men #4

At long last—a new addition to the Military Men series. The Military Men series features three NZSAS soldiers who met during training and became close friends. There is love, adventure and a good dose of humor in the first three books. The heroes are all military men...

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Owls ~ The Research and Maori Lore

For the last year, I’ve been obsessed with owls. I have no idea why, except that I like their cute faces and huge eyes. Photo by Rúben Marques on Unsplash My current work-in-progress is Black Moon Dragon. I was writing away, and suddenly, an owl appeared. Since this...

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