Why is it so hard to study online?

Why is it so hard to study online?

When I was 27 and a stay at home mum,  I signed up for a distance learning degree. All went well until I got hit by post-natal depression. I kept pushing through, determined to keep going. One day I received back an assignment I’d worked really hard on. The mark  was...

International Book Deal

A few months ago US publisher Catalyst Press bought the international rights to all three books in my Elevation trilogy. It’s now renamed the Fiery Spiral trilogy, and we’ve just finished editing and extending book one, The Thousand Steps. The Fiery Spiral...

Franschhoek Book Fair

I’ll be at the Franschhoek Book Festival this weekend talking about Elevation, so please come and say hi if you’re around. Thursday I’ll be visiting local schools, and Friday and Saturday I’ll be taking part in three panel discussions: FRI 19...

Serendipity

I found this photo in a charity shop. It’s by Cape Town photographer Athol Moult, and it perfectly captures my mental image and mood of the opening of the final book in the Elevation Trilogy. At the end of Book 2 Ebba combines the four amulets. She’s...

Creating Gods

I’m focusing on creating a mythology for Celestia this month. It’s complicated and right now it feels impossible to conjure this whole world out of nothing. Then I have to make sure the story hangs together and the world is consistent. I have to think...

Why Elevation?

When I first came up with the idea of Elevation, I struggled to imagine what Cape Town would be like if the sea rose 83 meters.  I’m not very good with spacial stuff, and my sense of Geography is rubbish too, so I needed help. First I did some research and came...