What I'm Doing Now

Family life and moving house have occupied my life and mind over the past couple of years. I'm finally getting into writing again. And other stuff related to being an author. 

Blogging

Although it may look like it, I haven't given up on my blog. It won't be long now and the first post for many a day will arrive! 

First (Rough) Draft 

Family life and moving house have occupied my life and mind over the past couple of years. I'm finally getting into writing again. And other stuff related to being an author. 

Crafting the very rough draft of Book 2 of the Last Day series - Jem's story. No specific title yet. It's coming together slowly. Lots of thinking about what's to go into the book, what belongs in Book 3, which characters to follow through with in this book ... Things like that. I'm grateful to have good resources and people to bounce ideas off. 

Memoir

Forever in my mind are several iterations of my life's story. ONE DAY the copious notes I'm taking will materialise as a book. For now, I'm content with the conceptualising of what it would mean to write a memoir. 

Delahoyde Publishing and Technical Matters

Delahoyde Publishing is still at the forefront of the to-do-lists of both myself and my partner and daughter, Phoebe Wilby. To progress breathing new life into the website, we are collaborating with Becky Tide and Ferne Brisgold. Remember these names - they are both upcoming and talented young women who we are happy to have join Delahoyde Publishing!

Although both the Delahoyde Publishing site and my author blog require marketing, Search Engine Optimisation, and other things technical, I seem to be unable to give these matters the consistent level of attention needed to retain the 'how to' information required.

To correct this imbalance, I'm putting aside a few minutes every week to upskill myself in these areas. So, any ideas on websites, YouTube channels or the like that can help me learn and turn to for reference in the future would be so gratefully welcomed. And I thank you in advance! :) 

Updated February 9th, 2021 from Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Last Days in Atlantis. (Historical fantasy - for young adult+ audience)

Mari is thrust into a position of responsibility as the warrior leader of the Atlantean Hill People before she's ready. She strives to make choices that are best for her and her people against a backdrop of deception and intrigue. She becomes entangled in the power struggles between her people and the rulers of the City of the Golden Gates. 

Events test her trust in the traditions of her people and her confidence in those who are dear to her: the Elders, her mother, and the young man she is expected to share her future with.  Mari believes she has failed the task and struggles to overcome her feelings of grief, guilt, and betrayal as she strives to survive the tumult around her. 
 

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This is the first of my children's stories about Beatrice, a young angel-in-training with one large wing. Beatrice Learns Compassion, offering a different approach to bullying, was illustrated by my granddaughter, Bella, when she was 10-years-old. It's suited to children of all ages.

The Kindle version is available from Amazon. Print copies are available to purchase through the contact page