Thursday, 19 February 2015

Pitching Turnstiles to Literary Agents

I have submitted a query package for my self-published novel, Turnstiles, to a number of literary agencies, and the responses are beginning to trickle in. I’ve received two rejections so far, but I am told that rejections are not always a bad thing. So, I am staying positive and viewing this as a hopeful journey to success. Wish me luck! Thank you also to everyone who has read, reviewed and recommended my debut novel.

Monday, 16 February 2015

My New Chapbook Titled Waiting Is Currently #1 On the Amazon list of Hot New Releases

Good Monday morning, everyone! Okay, this is kind of crazy -- my new chapbook of ghazals titled Waiting is currently listed as #1 in the Hot New Releases Kindle edition category of books about Motherhood. Check it out at Cheers, Andrea xo

Sunday, 8 February 2015

New Writings on My Author Website

Literary Passages -- The Blackbird's Song by Pauline Holdstock

Bony shins and bare feet sticking out from shorn-off breeches, the men are padding over our deck. We lie in shadow still. The sunrise only just fleshing the air. Across the river the light falls on the mass of sails and spars. Behind them, the bare, stripped hills are made beautiful by the pink light. Every indentation, every cleft and fissure in the land coloured one of a thousand shades from the purple of the black rose to the pink of a cat's lip.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

My Author Website

Please check out my updated author website at and spread the word. See you there! Cheers, Andrea xo

Monday, 2 February 2015

Guest Author at a Kindergarten Class Today

I am excited about going to my son's kindergarten class this afternoon as a guest author to help kick off their Book Week. I will talk briefly about the importance of imagination and playing with words to create stories and poems, and hopefully have time for a little creative exercise or two.