Monday, August 22, 2011

Sand Dollars

I am lucky enough to live on the Queensland coast, and to have travelled extensively throughout the South Pacific. When I needed a beautiful tropical setting for my current project, I looked no further than Fiji. And when I needed something for a character to collect off the beach, I thought immediately of sand dollars. They are both plentiful, and beautiful. 

Sand dollars are related to sea urchins and star fish. The beautiful flower-like pattern on the shell is actually their skeleton. When they die they are washed up onto beaches and are bleached by the sun. It seems miraculous to me that nature has produced something so geometrically perfect - although of course nature does this all the time! Sand dollars are lovely, fragile, and remind me of all the time I have spent in the beautiful South Pacific. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A new blog design...

The difficulty in so many great free blog designs available, is that I don't know which one to choose! I've settled on these lovely roses for now, but I will very probably change my mind in a few weeks. 

In exciting news, I am about to start working with my lovely editor on my next book. I'll let you know the details soon. It's difficult to explain -- in some ways it has a darker psychological tone than Tribute, but the sexual relationship is more vanilla. It also has a modern setting this time. It's m/m again. I do love m/m pairings! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

And another apology...already!

I am very new to this blogging business, and apparently some people have tried to comment on here and have been unable to do so. If that was you, so sorry!

I've fiddled about with the settings, and hopefully fixed the problem!