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Escape to NZ Cheat Sheet!

  How about a cheat sheet for those of us who have trouble remembering the names? That's what a reader asked me yesterday. And I said: What a good idea! JUST FOR YOU (Prequel):  Reka Harata & Hemi Ranapia (35), Takapuna (Auckland), and then Papamoa (Tauranga). Hemi: former No. 10 (first-five) for the Auckland Blues and All Blacks; after retirement,…

Four-year anniversary!

Four Years, Twenty Books! September 1, 2016 marks something special. It's my four-year anniversary in publishing. On September 1, 2012, I held my breath, pushed the big "Publish" button on Amazon's KDP, and launched my first three books into the world. I had no idea what would happen. I just prayed I wouldn't crash and burn, and in my wildest…

Interview--Indies Who Sell

Listen to the interview here. (That's my Amazon author rank from the beginning, over there.) Well, this was pretty cool, and, if you're an author or aspiring author, a useful podcast to add to your list. Romance author Sylvia Frost and developmental editor Mary Novak have a "craft" podcast in which they interview indie authors who sell well, in a…

NZ Rugby Romance Tour 2017!

What could be even bigger and better than the 2016 New Zealand Rugby Romance Tour? The 2017 tour!It'll be August 2017, and it'll be amazing. This one has it all: Nearly three weeks to take in New Zealand in a fully personalized small-group tour run by the absolutely fabulous Sharron Hickman of Exclusive Tours. You'll journey from Auckland to Dunedin,…

I'm on NZ TV--with Piri Weepu!

Well, not WITH him, exactly. Let's say that he's involved.When I got an email from Dan Parker from "Story," New Zealand TV3's current affairs show, it arrived in typical Kiwi fashion. No official masthead, just, "Hi, I'm a reporter for TV3, call me if you'd be interested in an interview." If I'd been in the States, I'd have thought it…

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