Domestic Noir

Domestic what, you ask?  If you loved Big Little Lies, or Gone Girl, you probably have been reading it without knowing it. A crime sub-genre, on the rise thanks to best-selling phenomenon such as Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, and more recently The Couple Next Door, Domestic Noir tackles the seedy underbelly of life, where supposedly safe settings (marriage, schools, workplaces) become alien, unreliable places where danger lurks in shadows.  It is within these murky depths that people shed their skin, unleash their passions and allow themselves to…

Domestic Noir: The extraordinary in the ordinary

Domestic what, you ask?  If you loved Big Little Lies, or Gone Girl, you’ve probably been reading it without knowing it.   What is it? A crime sub-genre, on the rise thanks to best-selling phenomenon such as Girl on the Train and Gone Girl, and more recently The Couple Next Door, Domestic Noir tackles the seedy underbelly of life, where supposedly safe settings (marriage, schools, workplaces) become alien, unreliable places where danger lurks in shadows.  It is within these murky depths that people shed their skin, unleash their passions and…

How did I get Published?

Is Writing Your Dream? It can be a long, lonely slog, this writing caper. That’s why books like this anthology from Serenity Press are so valuable in keeping your mojo, and therefore your muse, happy. Writing The Dream is out now: No two writers are the same, but they have one thing in common: they are storytellers at heart and their deepest desire is to be heard. Writing the Dream shares the stories of twenty-five Australian writers, from emerging to established authors. Some are traditionally published, while others have taken…

Five Tips For Writers…

Is Writing Your Dream? It can be a long, lonely slog, this writing caper. That’s why books like this anthology from Serenity Press are so valuable in keeping your mojo, and therefore your muse, happy. Writing The Dream is out now – and incorporates twenty five chapters, each by a different Australian Author |sharing their heartbreak and triumphs in the publishing world. Its full of tips and tricks, the good the bad and the ugly in the publishing world. Each journey is different -ranging from indi to traditional published authors,…

Diagnosis: Spirited

I have what they politely call ‘spirited’ children. You know the ones: the type checkout operators suddenly open extra lanes for, that you hear coming before they arrive. Children that, while others sip babycinos on their mother’s laps, are hell-bent trying to pull apart the fire-extinguisher. While my boys are generally well mannered, kind natured kids, their tenacity makes them question every request, push every boundary, test every rule.  They’re energetic, curious beasts with determination in spades and wills of steel. It can be hard to reign in all that…

Australia Day 2016

I’m feeling patriotic this year. So here’s what Australia is, to me: School breaks that stretched forever, days filled with monopoly marathons, fighting for the front seat and inventing stupid ways to avoid the swelter. Days lost pestering soldier-crabs running ink-blue stains across the beach. It’s about sand in your sheets and suncream in your nails, riding your bike as far as daylight allowed (to be home before the streetlights flickered). It’s the joy of eating king prawns sandwiched between fresh white bread, the art of licking mango juice dripping…

Autographed Copies

Signed books make great gifts! Is your local Big W or bookstore out of stock? Check out this free price comparison website – Booko –  to see which retailers still have stock available, and get the best price. Would you prefer a signed copy? As many retailers have recently sold out of  the first print run, limited copies are now available direct from the author. Items can be posted anywhere in Australia using the following secure PaylPal links (credit card or direct debit) :  Missing You $20   Random House…

Kylie’s Books

Missing You (2015)   ‘Our lives were built around the strength of a kiss between strangers. Yet seven years on, look where it led us . . .’ When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Why worry that he didn’t want children or a 9 to 5 job? Nothing and no one would come between them. But with the birth of their high-needs son, Eli, their extraordinary love is shackled into an ordinary life, their passion blunted by responsibility. Until Ryan can’t take…

Chapter 1   Losing Kate Chapter 1   Missing You                      Reviews “A rich evocative read that kept me riveted right to the end. Losing Kate is a stunning debut and I look forward to reading many more stories from this wonderful new writer.”      Multi-Award Winning Author: Helene Young ‘A tale that explores mystery, friendship and love, written in a beautiful and flowing style’ Gold Coast Bulletin “This fantastic debut shifts back and forth between present and past, easing out the suspense at a masterful clip. With a…