Charlotte Sometimes

On Sunday evening I was interviewed for the second time by fellow adoptee and ‘Killing Karoline’ author Sara-Jayne King, on her ‘Late Nights’ show on CapeTalk radio. I loved the experience just as much as the first time round, and I hope listeners did too. Here’s the link to the latest podcast, for those of you … More Charlotte Sometimes

A quick heads up!

With sooo much going on at the moment, I thought I’d cobble together a brief blog post to keep you guys in the loop…   Today is Black Friday, and you’ll get Umbilicus less 50% over on Amazon.   Yesterday, a guest blog I wrote for Dave Henderson, founder of MYeBook, went live. It is … More A quick heads up!

In the hot seat

Last night I was invited to participate in a one-hour live online author Q&A, hosted by the fabulously interactive Books & Everything on Facebook, as part of their Annual Book Diversity Week. Check out a compilation of the [slightly edited] highlights below!     ON MEMOIR Books & Everything guest: A memoir is what I … More In the hot seat

Book Birthday

A year ago today I celebrated the soft launch of my book baby on Amazon. Just over two months later I threw my official, in-store launch party. Those were heady days! Not that things have slowed down much since then. In fact, the past year has been one of the busiest and most productive of … More Book Birthday


My word, it’s been a hectic start to the year for me and my little family. We put our house on the market on the 9th of January, Goran started Grade 1 on the 11th, and my beloved mom-in-law lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on the 18th, just four days before her 61st birthday. … More 2017

Cover Reveal!

Here, dear readers, is the brand spanking new cover for the 6″ x 9″ print version of Umbilicus, targeted at the Young Adult realistic fiction market. It was conceptualised by me (using some broken knick-knacks from my craft cupboard, and table décor I nicked from someone’s wedding), then photographed by my beloved husband, and designed … More Cover Reveal!


Hi, beta readers! Welcome to the bare bones of my author site. I will be adding to it over the next several weeks, as and when we inch further along in the birth of my book baby, Umbilicus. In the meantime, please take a look around and let me know what you think? You can leave … More Welcome!