What we are all about…

A new endeavour that I am happy to be a part of!

Authors' Emporium

Created to become an independent published bookstore. To support and encourage indy authors in their journey. We will also be an event organiser for Oz Comic-Con and Supanova.

Once established we will be dealing with firm sales, only from indy authors, also hold workshops and be a writer drop-in centre. This is to promote, support and strengthen the indy community

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Scifi Roundtable Auction

A brilliant author and her family falling on hard times and our community of creatives stand up to help. Angelique and your husband can always count on us! Keep the #passioninspirecreate alive.

The Wily Wordsmith

This is running from January 7th to January 11th 7PM – 8PM

If you are looking for an awesome new read, incredible artwork, promotional images and more, you’re going to want to take a look at everything there is to be offered!

Sci-fi Roundtable Auction

Enjoy Sci-fi or fantasy, or are you an author looking for an incredible group to join and be a part of? This group is incredible and has helped me grow so much as an author. So seriously.. click the link!   Sci-fi Roundtable


Now down to the real reason you’re here, why an auction?

I’ll tell you, but first I would like to offer my sincerest gratitude to the people who have donated to this event, the amount of generosity displayed has been genuinely moving, and I am forever thankful to you all. Secondly, a massive debt of gratitude to Layla Pinkett for organizing and putting…

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Time for a Coffee Break?

Just love how creative my sister is!


Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Time for a Coffee Break?

I know my very first project for 2018 isn’t from the *new* Occasions Catalogue – horrified gasps – but I like to make sure I still use my other favourites from the AnnualCataloguejustwhile I’m waiting for my Occasions goodies to arrive 😉

While I am waiting though, I thought I’d play along with a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches (FMS318).  I love it when a card comes to mind straight away when I see a design and this one worked out just as I’d imagined 🙂

Little Paper Party, Coffee Break Suite, Labeler Alphabet, FMS318, #1.jpg

Valentine’s Day is not too far away and I thought this design was perfect for a clean and simple masculine card and as both my husband and I are avid coffee lovers, the Coffee BreakSuite seemed the perfect fit.

I used the Coffee Café DSP for…

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Melissa H North

For immediate release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult – Fantasy – General book “The Halfling” by Melissa H. North, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071Y32WQR.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

The Halfling is the first book in The Halfling series, written by Melissa H. North. Pursued by her brothers from the Faerie realm of Grandelione, Eliana Ariarose flees through the streets of New York…

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Your Creative Reservoir

When you are filled with passion for creating sometimes it is hard to slow down, I know that Melissa H North and myself have been on a roller coaster of creativity. Just love being an Author!

Melissa H North

Creative exploration to me is enjoying an intense period of inspiration by reaching deep inside and exploring the creative unknown. I love to be creative and I’m always on the look out to develop new ideas, bring to birth strange new words and implement imaginative and unique storylines.

For me, little things can ‘light bulb’ a moment of inspiration. A word said in the course of a conversation, the way of a person’s peculiarities, the majesty of creation or a wide- eyed look from a much-loved pet.

These are triggers that initiate a deluge of thoughts which cascade like a waterfall in my head. Without a pen and paper or some kind of device where I can capture this magical water, it would likely float downstream and be forgotten in the babbling of everyday thought. The best way to fill your creative well is to be prepared for inspiration to…

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Prowling the Prose – Alternatives to Overused Words

As a follow up with Brhi Stokes’ Filler words, come N.R Eccles-Smith alternative of overused words!
Head to https://brhistokes.com/ for more of Brhi Stokes blogs
Or for N.R. Eccles-Smith, follow this link, https://dragoncalling.wordpress.com/

Whims from Valadae

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason boys–to woo women–and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” – N. H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society

Well now, witty and withered web-wanderers, I bid you a warm welcome to my latest blogging endeavour. I am sure you are as pleased to have me return from my prowlings, as I am to be here, ready to share more of my werecat wisdom.

whim werecat lying down pose

For those who are unaware (shame on you!) I am the Whimsical Werecat. For those who are already acquainted … I am perfectly pleased to host you again.

This blog’s subject is a light touching on the sorry case of overused words. I suppose a large majority of overused…

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