Occasionally in an author's daily life there are moments that mean a lot. Like, a LOT. I love (absolutely love) getting reviews. I am still a 'young' author, not in years, but in books and length of time published, so I haven't had many reviews. I have a few good and no bad at the … Continue reading Special moments when I need a hanky and a little lie down
Thoughts on Becoming a Man
In the past couple of weeks I've written two guest posts from the point of view of male characters from The Seventh and also finished the first draft of my latest book, Sing In Me - which features a point of view switching between the young male and female characters. But I'm not convinced I think like … Continue reading Thoughts on Becoming a Man
Amazing review by Marcus Damanda
Wow, I must admit I feel overwhelmed by this review. Marcus is another Evernight Teen author of the brilliant The Devil in Miss Drake's Class series and he totally nailed what I was trying to achieve with Mimi's character development in his review. Marcus Damanda's Review of The Seventh She goes by Mimi—never Miette, which … Continue reading Amazing review by Marcus Damanda
The Seventh is OUT!
Happy bookday to me! Just a quick post to say my book, The Seventh, was released today and you can now purchase the e-book (various formats) or Kindle edition from Amazon and other places listed below. Available as e-book/Kindle edition at ... Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/theseventh Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/theseventhuk Amazon Australia: http://tinyurl.com/theseventhau Multiple e-book formats from Evernight Teen: http://www.evernightteen.com/the-seventh-by-s-d-wasley/ Later … Continue reading The Seventh is OUT!
The writing process (and process failure)
I've been working on a new novel recently. It started with an idea (as these things do) but not much of a plot. I started writing anyway, blithely undeterred by something as insignificant as the lack of a storyline. Fortunately, a plot emerged as I wrote and I soon found myself with a decent map of the story … Continue reading The writing process (and process failure)
A haunting visit
Last weekend I visited New Norcia. It's a weird place - its own little kindgom located northeast of Perth, unanswerable to any shire or council - rather it is owned and governed by the benevolent monks of the New Norcia brotherhood. It's stuck in the middle of nowhere, a collection of somewhat awe-inspiring buildings that … Continue reading A haunting visit
The story my Google Search History tells
Being an author (ahhhh, I love how that sounds), I sometimes wonder what would happen if I died suddenly and inexplicably, and the suspicious death squad was called in to investigate. I imagine one of the first places they would look is on my computer. After all, I spend at least 50% of my life on here. … Continue reading The story my Google Search History tells