Kill the Beast: An Interview with Author Michele Israel Harper

We get to host Michele Israel Harper today as the next stop on the blog tour celebrating her new release, Kill the Beast. Can we just say how thrilled we are for this awesome story to hit the world? Hmm. Not sure this is excited enough… Much better! Jebraun: Welcome to Quills and Inkblotts! We’re […]

Drifting: A Sneak Peek into a Mermaid’s World

The sea calls to her… The waves match her pulse. The ocean reclaims her. Welcomes her into it’s watery embrace. A strange new world awaits. But danger lurks in every corner. Her heart yearns for him. Will they ever be together again?   He searches for her. He will not stop until he finds her. […]

5 Wonderful Writer-ly Things to Accomplish This Year

Ah, yes. The obligatory New Year resolution post. Cos it’s 2018. A new year. A fresh start. While I’m generally a ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants’ kind of person, there is something exhilarating about making resolutions at the beginning of the year. For the last few years, I chose a word instead of making resolutions (which always seem to […]

The Power of Story

Here’s a sneak peek from my latest guest post at International Christian Fiction Writers I had the privilege of being the speaker at a holiday camp last weekend, though at first I admit I was a little terrified apprehensive at the prospect. While I regularly teach Sunday school, I have, on average, only fifteen kids […]

5 Fantastic Reasons to Love Realm Makers

It’s hard to believe it’s been six weeks since the Realm Makers writers’ conference. After it was over, I spent almost a month visiting friends and family in sunny California. I’m finally back in New Zealand (with spring right around the corner), and I’ve had some time to reflect and collect my thoughts about the […]

5 Successful Strategies to Soothe the Sting of Rejection

Let’s face it. Rejection sucks. No one ever likes to hear, “nope, sorry, your manuscript/project/idea/fill-in-the-blank just isn’t good enough.” But, unless you’re living somewhere on a deserted island, there’s no escaping rejection. I recently entered a story in a contest and found myself on the receiving end of some less than complimentary criticism. To put […]