The Big ‘E’

For those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember me flirting, unsuccessfully, with Gym. After only a couple of months my motivation headed south – along with my goal for no wobbly underarms, filled out calves and a flatter tum!

Now I’ve turned to walking (easier on the back) and I’ve found a good 40 mins walk that takes me out of the village (they call it village but we live in small town of about 10k people) and back round by the side of the post office so I can collect the mail – perfect!

I was telling my hairdresser of my route, which does have a very tricky hill – well, very tricky for me. She said that when exerting myself I should be able to talk but not sing. So, yesterday I tried it. I was staggering up the hilly bit, legs feeling like cotton wool and gasping for breath…. yet I could sing!!!! As anyone who heard my rendition of Climb Every Mountain (what else) can testify.

I’m aiming to do this walk thing every day – apart from today as I’ve got to take daughter out.

So, what’s your exercise routine…… and why am I one of those people who find it soooo boring? Not the walking – I do love walking in the country or along the beach….. but the other Gym stuff….

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The Big Contest

Check out this totally fab contest, being run by my publisher Flux: The Big Contest is a contest where readers respond to the following: Flux and the books we publish are generally about change, particularly the changes that happen when you’re a teenager. Now, we’re not just talking about “changes” in that blush-inducing 8th-grade health… Read More

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Fantasy World

Suspend disbelief for a few minutes, and think about this………… There’s no such thing as writing or being an author or getting pubbed. What will you do with your life? What are your goals? I’ve been thinking about this a lot today, and decided that I want to be a Broadway/West End musical star. As… Read More

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RWNZ Conference (Part 2)

Here are a few more pics: This is Emily, Ellie and Giovanna at one of the workshops. Peter Clendon who, along with his wife Barbara, owns NZs best independent bookstore, specialising in romance. Any book you want, Barbara will get. I’ve never come across such a totally fab bookshop!!! The Clendon’s also sponsor NZs top… Read More

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Blog Experiment

I am participating in a blogging experiment hosted at To enter the contest, put up this blurb, image, and trackback and you are entered to win the following prize package. $200 Amazon gift certificate Signed copy of Slave to Sensation New Zealand goodies chosen by Singh ARC of Christine Feehan’s October 31 release: Conspiracy… Read More

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RWNZ Conference

I’ve made it home – a good bit heavier, totally exhausted but motivated….. The highlights were: 1. Meeting Nalini Singh, who is New Zealand’s hottest author. I’ve been reliably informed her latest book Slave to Sensation totally rocks, and I can’t wait to read it. When one of the conference speakers couldn’t make it Nalini… Read More

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