My foray into serious writing began with a poem. A simple dedication of love.

At the time I was also interested in making music and a friend gave me a tip: anything you write, you can sing, you only need a guitar. I taught myself a few basic guitar chords, took my poem and converted it into a song. It became the first song I ever wrote.

Since then I have written hundreds of lyrics. Many of them became songs but many didn't. The writing of lyrics became my passion. I found converting them into songs as the best way to express my writing. However the writing, much more than the music, was my focus. Music was just a tool to convey the words. At some stage I decided to go a step further and write a musical.

I made several attempts at writing the musical but it never really came together. The story behind the musical, though, has stayed with me ever since. About two years ago I decided to take the plunge and write something more substantial than a poem or a lyric.

I decided to write a novel.

As I was used to writing very short and concise pieces, usually to depict or describe a single event or emotion, writing an entire book seemed daunting. It required so many words. I started with a few ideas that I had, but in the end the pull of the story behind the musical was the strongest. It wouldn't let me go.

It became my first novel.

LORELESS is available in PAPERBACK AND EBOOK. You can find it on AMAZON, iBOOKS, NOOK and many more, or order it at your local bookshop.

COMPLICATED BLUE, an alternative take on the world of witches, has JOINED LORELESS IN STORES. The unedited version is still on here for a limited time.

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PJWhittlesea PJWhittlesea Nov 20, 2016 02:38AM
The ebook of COMPLICATED BLUE has hit the stores!!!Second book out there for this year. It didn't seem to be any easier than the first time, well...maybe a bit:)I will leave the unedited version...
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