Growing up, I devoured Georgette Heyer, Agatha Christie, the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen. With a reading diet of nearly everything historical, I was bound to write historical novels as well! My first partially completed novel is set in the time just prior to the French Revolution, and is called The Hidden Duchess. I hope … More My Historical Plans
I am writing a series of three contemporary romance novels following three 30-something Perth women in their attempts to find love. Each book will be from the perspective of one of the three friends. The first is tentatively called The Quiet One. I’m still not sure I’ll be going with that title – it might … More The Quiet One
I wrote this song a few Christmases ago, when I was thinking about people who were facing their first Christmas without a loved one. Another year has passed without you near me Another season seeks to hold its sway And I remember how you were at Christmastime How you were like a child on Christmas … More Christmas in Heaven
It’s a very simple formula: Take one long weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Liberally sprinkle with information overload. Add lashings of talk. Mix in 1 cup of overwhelming generosity. And top with amazing new friendships. What you get is the Romance Writers of Australia Conference 2015. Now, I’ve been to conferences before. And they are … More How to Explode your Brain.
Many readers seem to be interested in knowing more about their authors personally. I know when I go to an author’s page or blog, I tend to read the About Them section – I guess maybe it’s something about getting an insight into what goes on in their heads. Or maybe I’m just a bit … More Some of my favorites, and why.
The other day, I finished writing the manuscript for Perth Girls – The Quiet One. It’s the first time I’ve actually finished a novel manuscript. There’s an incredibly strange bunch of feelings that goes along with finishing a manuscript. You’d think euphoria would be right there at the top. And for five glorious seconds, it … More Yay! It’s finished! Now off to the publisher, right? Not quite…
The amazing Monique Hall has been following her writing dream for the past three years – now, she can almost smell success… Check out her blog at One step closer….