Meet My Muse

MEET MY MUSE: Helen Goltz

August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Meet My Muse with Helen Goltz Let me introduce you to my muse—not a woman, but two haunted houses, or at least houses that were perceived to be haunted. They were the basis for my historical romance, Autumn Manor. When I was a child growing up in Toowoomba, Queensland, there was a huge, [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Kendra Smith

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Meet My Muse with Kendra Smith When I was first kindly asked to write ‘Meet my Muse’ I thought, I’m not sure I have a Muse. And then I realised, yes, I did, and it’s called Life. People have often asked me what inspired Jacaranda Wife, and, in truth I wanted to capture life and love [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Ainslie Paton

July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Meet My Muse with Ainslie Paton I used to think muses were for artistic people. Folk who created pieces that hung in galleries. I used to think people who had muses where a bit out there. They weren’t like me. I was a working writer, and though I created things, they were commercial. I [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Elizabeth Ellen Carter

July 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

  MEET MY MUSE with Elizabeth Ellen Carter My Muse is called ‘Why’. I read something in a newspaper or online, perhaps in a book, and there she is, a little voice in my ear saying, ‘why?’ Why did people make those choices? Why did those series of decisions result in that event? Why is [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Virginia Taylor

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Meet My Muse with Virginia Taylor From the time I began reading I searched for books with happy endings. It took me quite a while to discover Romance but when I did I was hooked. The day came when I could read faster than I could find books I wanted to read. This led me to write my first [...]


June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

  MEET MY MUSE with S.A. Gordon For the Young Royals series the initial inspiration came from thinking about how difficult it would be for Prince Harry to find the right woman to marry. The overall series inspiration, however, comes from Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Diana’s [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Vanda Vadas

May 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

  MEET MY MUSE with Vanda Vadas Seventeen years ago I had this crazy notion of writing an historical novel. The characters and plot flourished in my mind like flora as exotic as the story’s location. Now and then I’d sit in the study after my young children were in bed and tap away at the [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Jennie Jones

May 11, 2015 // 4 Comments

  Meet My Muse with Jennie Jones   My muse has been all over the shop floor these last five months, but thankfully, that mayhem is starting to feel normal. In the last 4.5 months, I’ve written 60,000 words on a small-town Aussie rural for an anthology with two other fabulous Aussie [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Justine Lewis

April 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

  Meet my Muse with Justine Lewis My muse is curious. In the inquisitive sense. She’s curious in the strange and unusual sense too, but that’s a whole other story. She is enquiring. She is nosey. She likes to ask ‘What would happen if…?’, ‘How would it feel to…?’ and ‘What [...]

MEET MY MUSE: Karen Weaver

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Meet My Muse with Karen Weaver My muse appears to be life itself and the potential to find love through any circumstance. I seem to absorb experiences and some people I meet become quite poignant in my thoughts when I begin to write. Something about them will stand out and connect with my [...]