One time, I was playing a creativity game with a group of of friends. I remarked that I was battling the the competitive stress of the moment, to which one guy quipped, "First-world problem!" Oh, how we laughed! But also, this came at a time where I was questioning privilege in our modern, tech-infused society, and… Continue reading Is it really a first-world problem?
Back on the road today! I'm visiting The Brit Babes, sharing my thoughts on a dicey topic — when is it OK to hit a girl? I find it hard to talk about this because the consequences on both sides of the fence are potentially so extreme. But given what we're seeing in the media… Continue reading Blog tour: Day 6 — Careful, she hits back
Today, I'm visiting at Lisabet Sarai's blog, Beyond Romance, talking about the sexy and respectful hero of Chasing Sisyphus. I grew up in a time we now brand as an era of "toxic masculinity" and, well, I can't argue with the label. So many things I thought were normal back then now give me a royal ick… Continue reading Blog tour: Day 4 — Creating a respectful hero
I'm sure I've read British romances before, but being mindful of cultural diversity at the moment, it's got me thinking about how to write a story with Australian characters without making it tragically Australian.