Will you be my writing mentor?
These days I work almost exclusively with the winner of each year’s Valerie Parv Award as part of their prize.
Here are the entry details for the Valerie Parv Award.

Can I interview you for an article or other media?
Mostly, yes, my deadlines permitting. Start by contacting my agent, Linda Tate This also applies if you’re working on a university thesis or similar.

How do I sign up for one of your workshops?
Upcoming workshops and masterclasses are announced on the home page of this website, along with a link to venue and who to contact for bookings. The venues also do their own advertising.

Do you run any courses online?
“Free the Writer in You” is available via this website. You study entirely at your own pace with 28 assignments to return for feedback, and optional supplementary reading. The course helps to identify and overcome writing blocks; understand and use right and left brain skills; deal with traps like perfectionism and tomorrowitis, even write while you sleep.

How much does the course cost?
The full course is $742.20; lessons 1-7 only are $380 incl GST and are non-refundable once your course starts. For further information you can email Valerie , or book via Pegasus Education Group .

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted through Pegasus Education Group, and in Australia you can also pay the course fee using Paypal, money order, cheque or direct deposit.

  Do you have a blog?
On the first Monday each month, I run First Monday Mentoring where I answer questions about the writing craft.

Are you on social media?
I love connecting with readers through Facebook and Twitter

Would you speak at our writing festival or event?
Generally, presentations and a limited number of presentations for charity are scheduled well in advance but you’re welcome to contact my agent, Linda Tate to discuss your needs.

Do you have recordings of your speeches or workshops for sale?
Unless by special arrangement, recordings of presentations are not usually permitted.

Will you read my work and comment on it?
To protect your copyright, the answer is usually no, except for contests where feedback forms part of the prize, stated as part of the terms and conditions.

Where can I buy your books?
Print and ebooks are available internationally through Booktopia and Amazon or Amazon Australia or in book sections of larger Australian department stores such as Big W.
You can also email publishers of individual titles such as Harlequin Books, Pan Macmillan/Momentum or Allen & Unwin.