Sometimes you meet people who have so many interesting stories to tell, having experienced interviewing celebrities like Cliff Richard, Spike Milligan and others, to unearthing stories of real lives in Cambodia. One such person is Gabrielle (Gabi) Yetter, my guest on my blog today. Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was first inspired to write about people when I worked as a journalist in Johannesburg. While I started off writing hard news, I was so
You probably noticed that we're getting to the end of this blog challenge and I'm running out of words or topics. Or not words I know or would usually use anyway. At least I've heard today's word before and may have used on occasion. yak or yack Slang. verb (used without object), yakked, yak·king. to talk, especially uninterruptedly and idly; gab; chatter: They've been yakking on the phone for over an hour. noun incessant idle or gossipy talk. There is even a song about it! A
Am I the only one who feels despondent these days, wondering whether you should carry on with this crazy life of publishing your books? Maybe it is just that today was supposed to be our last day of the 21-lockdown, and now it has been extended to the 30th of April with rumours of another two-week-lockdown. All because of people's stupidity by not staying at home and isolate. Or I may only feel like that because when I woke up this morning, I had to deal with Facebook posts o
You know when you had something, and you didn't realise how good you had it until it's gone? Yes, almost like freedom of movement and shopping when you want and all those over things we all crave for now. What I miss most now is my own writing space. I had this amazing study a couple of years ago but then we downscaled for a year before we became nomads. How I miss that space! That's where I've written most of my books and it had been my happy place. In another blog, I will t
Oh heck, you don't have to go and tell my husband! He knows all about Jakes! And he knows that Jakes is my MC in my debut novel, Eye on the Ball, so everything is good there. Each of the characters I've created the last three and a bit years are special, but I must confess that I will always have a soft spot for Jakes. He is like my first love. You know you have to move on, but you will still think fondly of him. It could possibly be because Jakes is the first character I’ve
I love inspiration boards. My office walls (when I had one), was usually filled with pages and pages of inspiration for all the several projects I work on. Apart from that, I also have inspiration boards for each series and then I have for the Playing for Glory series, team sheets, management sheet and all the other characters. (See far right photos.) I usually use Pinterest to build up my research and ideas for each book, then I pull some of the photos into Photoshop and cre
This should and will be the shortest post so far. What are my goals and dreams? If I wanted to answer it simply, I would have said: to write a best seller book. You might argue that I only gave you one answer and yes, it's true. Because, writing that best seller is not only my dream, but it is my goal too. So what is the difference? The difference is, if you don't set yourself a goal, a target, and work your ass off to get it, it will always stay a dream. Do not think you've