Welcome to my author’s blog! Here you’ll be able to keep up to date on all of the exciting news, reviews and upcoming events surrounding the release of my new novel, FATHER OF CONTENTION and any future book launches.

But, the fun doesn’t stop there.

I’ll also be touching upon the main topics that inspired my novel, most of which are controversial and sure to inspire some healthy debates—recombinant DNA technology and both the positive and negative repercussions this scientific advancement has on our world, life after death, animal rights and scientific testing, supernatural abilities and brain illness or injury, and the Catholic Church’s view on all of the above. I want your feedback and involvement in these discussions. I want to know how you feel and what you think about these highly charged topics. Being a new writer, I also encourage discussions surrounding the writing process, self-publishing and the like. Let my experiences help you along the way with your writing career.

My goal is to keep connected with you, my readers, to get to know YOU better. And, I want you to get to know ME better, so here’s a little background on me, myself and I.

Although I’ve always loved reading and writing (mostly short stories and poetry at first), I came from a varied beginning. With a doctor for a father and a nurse for a mother, I was quickly steered in the direction of the health sciences for my studies, eventually graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree, and then a Masters of Clinical Psychology. For fourteen years I ran a psychotherapy practice which included hypnotherapy for health related conditions.

Next, I became a personal trainer and worked both jobs conjointly, until I realized shrinking brains was no longer my passion. I closed my psychotherapy practice and focused on personal training, now running a PT business out of my own home. In 2016, I launched my fitness blog, Homestyle Personal Training, and have been writing for it ever since.

The next chapter in my career is centered around writing, completing the FATHER OF CONTENION series, which will be four books in total. My brain is teeming with other book ideas, so hopefully I’ll be in this game for the long haul.

Besides work, leisure is a staple in my life. I’ve already mentioned reading and writing, but television, movies and video games are common escapes that I indulge in on a regular basis. Ever since the Atari was invented (Jungle Hunt anyone?), I’ve had an obsession with the pixilated world, and as a child you would often find me at the arcade or playing on my Q*bert watch. When I was pregnant and on modified bed rest, video games were my favourite pastime, so I shouldn’t have been too surprised when out popped a little gamer, my son practically born with a joystick in his hands. I’m not ashamed to admit it, but I probably should be.

Now, as a parent, I see the world in a new light. My days are filled with birthday parties, Tae Kwon Do and, yup, more video games, and I wouldn’t change a darned thing!

So, there you have it, me in a nutshell. I look forward to getting to know YOU better, during chats, listening to your comments, answering any questions you may have, and through my blog which will be updated once a month, so stay tuned. If you can’t get enough of me, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Instagram.

Thank you for visiting and can’t wait to see you next time!

💋 Lanie Mores