Welcome to my website —part blog, part OMG-I’ve-had-a-novel-published, and part isn’t-the-Welsh-language-amazing site.

For all you need to know about my debut novel the The Tides Between follow the red link (yes, I am still wildly-over-the-moonly excited).

If you want to know more—about me, my events, the great-big-messy business of reading, writing and living, or simply how to learn Welsh—click on the links above.

And please, don’t forget to leave a comment.

Tan y tro nesaf!

 

 

Latest Posts

  • Diamond Tales December 8, 2017 - From December 3rd to 23rd, the Discovering Diamonds is holding a Diamond themed storytelling extravaganza. So far, the Diamond Tales have been fabulous (I'm not sure how I got to be part of the salubrious line up). But seriously, why not bookmark the page and follow along? To celebrate, Odyssey Books have dropped the Kindle ...
  • The Chicken Soup Murder – an interview with Maria Donovan November 29, 2017 - I came across Maria Donovan's debut novel while hanging around on an amazing supportive, wound licking and all around fabulous Facebook Group where readers, writers and bloggers share their milestones, tell stories, seek reviews and exchange bookish information. Under a post about my newly released The Tides Between, Maria wrote: ‘Your book sounds fascinating.’ 'Thanks,' I ...
  • The Cabin Sessions – an interview with dark fiction writer Isobel Blackthorn November 22, 2017 - Set in a fictional Australian setting akin to that found in Melbourne’s Dandenong Mountains, this deeply atmospheric novel starts with an astrological omen of death. As Adam crosses the river guitar in hand a storm is brewing one that could see him trapped in The Cabin for hours. Struggling against a rising sense of panic ...
  • Launch Day – The Tides Between – Elizabeth Jane Corbett November 16, 2017 - Launch Day started early - I've been waking too early for weeks - my brain flickering and pulsing like an intensive care machine. I showered, took far too long choosing what to wear for a radio interview, then cycled to Fitzroy for Radio 3Cr's Published or Not. I'd been on the radio before but only in ...
  • A sense of completion November 1, 2017 - Last December, Mum was given a few weeks to live. My brother flew home from Africa, his family cancelled their plans to join him, we had end of life meetings with doctors and nursing staff, and re-arranged Christmas Day so that we could all be at the nursing home for lunch. Christmas passed and we ...
  • Publication day – the inspiration of having a Welsh novelist in the family October 20, 2017 - Growing up in Australia. I was raised on childhood stories that occurred in a far away place my parents fondly called 'home.' Dad talked of Ilford, during the blitz, and how this father an art metalworker had worked on the Bank of England's wrought iron doors. Mum spoke of growing up in industrial South Wales. ...
  • The things I never meant to achieve October 17, 2017 - This week my first novel will be published. My eldest son, an academic, bemused by my mounting excitement, said: It's only a book mum (he's written a few). But to me it is more than simply a book. It is a dream come true. I feel immensely proud of the achievement. Yet against that pride ...
  • Panels, publications and Arthurian legends October 11, 2017 - I am new to author panels. So far, I've chaired one and sat on three. I generally come up with great answers around four o'clock in the morning, after the panel is finished. My most recent panel was at Conflux13, the annual Canberra speculative fiction conference where I felt more out of depth than usual. ...
  • A review of Snow Sisters by Carol Lovekin September 27, 2017 - Having read and reviewed Carol Lovekin's debut novel, Ghostbird, I was eagerly awaiting the release of Snow Sisters, knowing it would be lyrical, delicately crafted and utterly enchanting. I was not disappointed. Here is the official blurb: Two sisters, their grandmother's old house and Angharad... the girl who cannot leave. Meredith discovers a dusty sewing box in ...
  • HNSA 2107 – my subjective wrap-up September 18, 2017 - Last weekend, I attended the 2017, Melbourne, Historical Novel Society of Australasia conference. It was fun, informative, encouraging, and utterly exhausting. I can't begin to imagine how shattered the organisers must feel. It's taken me days to recover. Partly because my library service has a shortage of casual librarians at the moment and I am doing ...