Blogging in Ireland

While living in Ireland from February 2016 – February 2018 I blogged about my experiences as an Australian ex-pat living abroad. These blogs use humor to dive into some of the challenges I faced, my adventures, and some of my more embarrassing moments.


Innovation comes out of crisis, and when the Pari came to Earth their world was in crisis.

Querying and Nano

This morning Query Tracker marked day 15 since I submitted my first query. In the interim, I have received two form rejections neither from the agent that lit the fire under my butt when I first saw she was open to submissions and started me querying. To distract myself from the querying trenches I decided…

World Building Changes

For almost 3 years I have been building my Elphame Universe and in the last couple of weeks, I have been having this feeling that my Universe is unintentionally too… I am going to say European. Or at least appeared to be based too heavily on European folklore— which it is, and it isn’t. I…

The Elphame Universe

In the speculative Elphame Universe the Fae are an advanced race that had interacted with humans in centuries past creating the myths of Fae, Pari Pari, Nymphs, and Jogha across the world. These Fae have abilities and technology beyond those of contemporary society, and what is magic but science we haven’t learnt yet (Arthur C.…

Batch Querying

I wasn’t kidding in my last post when I said I put my MS away when it was almost ready to go out into the world. A week after that post I sent out my first MS query! I am batch querying my MS, which means that I am only reaching out to 4-6 Agents…


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