Category: writing

Sweet Songs of Summer Playlist

Does music inspire books? Or do books inspire music? According to a post by The Washington Note on 13 October 2020, it’s both. Francine Beaton, one of the Sweet Songs of Summer authors, says: ‘I always have one song I listen to when I write a story. Often the song would be played during a proposal scene or the first…

Lightning Round #4 Peter Barker

Next up in the lightning round is author Peter Barker. Let’s see his top ten. Q1:  Braai or Brunch  Braai Q2 : Beach or Bushveld   Busheld Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romance  Whodunnit Q4: Genre you never read   Western Q5:  Last Book you Read   Another Love  Amanda Prowse Q6: Favorite Romantic Movie ever Love Actually Q7: Favorite…

Lightning Round #3 Meg Chronis

I’m featuring my fellow contributors to the Sweet Songs of Summer Anthology. Get to know them in a flash with a lightning round of questions. Here’s Meg Chronis. Q1:  Braai or Brunch: brunch Q2 : Beach or Bushveld: bushveld Q3 : Favorite Genre to read outside of romance: crime and thrillers (but then I’m seldom not reading romance these days)…

Write, pitch, love – #ROSACon2020

(This post first appeared on the Romance Writer’s Organisation of South Africa blog) 2020 has been the year of the parties that weren’t. Weddings canceled. Theatre shows. Dream trips. Family reunions.  But there’s one show that is going on, and it will, as usual, bring all the feels: the love, the excitement, the joy, the camaraderie, all the good stuff…

Love and Launches

Wow. What a week I had last week. It’s taken me a while to pause and reflect on it. First I had the pleasure of making a trip down to the Cape Talk Studio for an interview with John Maytham. To say I was nervous is the understatement of the year. My mouth was dry like the Sahara desert and…