Happy Summer Days

Happy New Year and welcome back to Ink Dots.

It’s been a crazy summer for me, with my book launch, (see Facebook author page for all the pics) beach trips to Phillip Island, a family Christmas at home, and a breathtaking stop in Fiji to soak up the sun and recharge my author batteries.

December and January have certainly delivered above and beyond anything I expected as a debut author. On December 18th I took receipt of the first print run of Carry Me Home and within 3 weeks, you wonderful people had bought Every. Single. Copy.

Pinch me, hard!

I did not anticipate I’d SELL OUT so soon and I’m still giddy to have shared the story with so many readers.

To those who bought those first print copies… I offer my heartfelt THANKS!!!

It’s because of loyal readers like you I could order the second print run and look into the face of 2016 with great anticipation.

I’ll be disappearing into my library to work on book two in the Blue Wren Shallows series this month. But before I do…I want to honour those who’ve taken the time to message me their reader feedback.

You really know how to bless an author in the early days of her writing career. I could not have wished or dared for more. But that’s exactly what you returned to me! Much more than my giddy heart could have imagined.

You might recognise the part you played in my delight in the following photos. Bless you for sending them to me and posting them on social media. If only every author had such faithful readers. You guys are the best.

Now, take your bow!

(And if I’ve missed your pic… message me and it will be my pleasure to add it ASAP)

***** For my Australian AND international readers… To celebrate the second print run of Carry Me Home, I’m offering all new mailing lists subscribers the chance to win one of two autographed copies. No matter where you live, this contest is open to you. Just sign up for the Ink Dots Newsletter in the month of February (scroll to the bottom of this page) and you could be that winner. Good luck!


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Celebrating Release Day ~ Carry Me Home

IMG_4090I’m so thrilled to share this pinch me author moment! It happened a few weeks ago when Amazon sent through a proof copy of my debut historical romance, Carry Me Home!

Isn’t that delicious?!

I won’t lie. Holding it in my hands for the first time warranted a tiny flood of happy tears. Along with crazy high-pitched phone calls to friends and a super-long string of Viber emoticons.

It’s a thrill to share this picture with you, today. There’s nothing to compare with the moment your first book arrives in the mail and it’s all done.

Ready to share. Dressed up for taking out.

Today… is the day you too could make this book your own. Won’t you join me? Hop over to Amazon where the digital version is available for instant download to your Kindle.

The long-awaited print copies are also now available for purchase and will be delivered to your door. Exactly like the one you see in my photo!

If you live in Australia and would like a signed copy, send me a message. Let’s get Carry Me Home into your hands, too.

Thank you for the many good wishes you’ve sent my way this last week since the website went live. You guys are amazing!

Bless you for cheering me on,


Ink Dots ~ The Heartbeat of Yesteryear

CarryMeHomeWebHey you… look where you’ve landed. The new home of Ink Dots. Welcome!

Whether you’re a faithful Ink Dots follower or a new friend, I’m so thrilled you’re here. I have fabulous author news I want to share with you.

My Australian Historical Romance, Carry Me Home is available for pre-order on Amazon… TODAY!

Yes, after talking about it, dreaming and praying for years, THAT day is here.

So, please… enjoy looking around my new website. Press all the buttons. Sound all the whistles.

Sign up for the newsletter for earlybird book news. Pre-order the Kindle version of Carry Me Home for delivery to your e-reader on December 1, when the print version will also become available for purchase.

Over the next few weeks I’ll share how Carry Me Home went from dream to manuscript to cover-bound book.

You are a big part of my wild writing adventures and I owe so many for the powerful encouragement you’ve sent my way. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mwwaa!!

Now, it’s time to celebrate.

I’m giddy. I’m thankful to God. And I’m humbled to stand where I am. The author of Carry Me Home, the first book in the Blue Wren Shallows series, set on Australia’s breathtaking, Phillip Island.