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Sneak Peek of STARTING FROM NOW!

You told me you’d like to read a bit of STARTING FROM NOW… Here’s the prologue and first chapter. Starting_Prologue Starting_ChapterOne If you decide yo’d like to buy a copy, then head here to do so! Buy STARTING FROM NOW. Blurb: A suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues from our genuine Voice…

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Do you want an early copy of STARTING FROM NOW?

STARTING FROM NOW doesn’t hit the shelves  until October 5, but you’ve got the opportunity to get your hands on a copy, a month early! I’ve had a heap of emails from people wanting to get a signed copy of STARTING FROM NOW. Some for themselves and others are wanting Christmas presents (who organises Christmas…

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The winner!

What’s the saying about never working with kids and animals? Jack usually defies that saying, but today he wasn’t acting quite the way I’d hoped he would! I was trying to capture him looking at the pages OF MY NEW BOOK (YAY!!) while I was reading to him.   However as you can see, he…

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Giveaway…

Happy Monday! Aren’t Monday’s sometimes a bit hard to get warmed up to? Hopefully this will make your day, a great day! First up, exciting news! It’s only six weeks until my new novel STARTING FROM NOW is released. You can preorder from Booktopia. I’ve got to tell you, I’m very excited (and nervous) about releasing…

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Percolating

When I was on tour for WITHOUT A DOUBT, I came across this blue door (pictured on the computer screen). I was sitting in a narrow alley way, drinking coffee (because I’m a bit like Detective Dave and nothing happens in the morning until I’ve had my coffee) when I saw it. Hasn’t it got…

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What happens the morning after…

Have you ever wondered what happens the morning after a novel gets finished? I finished my fourteenth novel yesterday, with the same sense of relief that I had when I finished my first one! Something between ‘oh my God, I’m so pleased that’s over’ and ‘Yay! I’ve done it again!’ I text a couple of…

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#Fleurreads

Check out this hall that I’m going to read over the next few weeks.   Have you read any of them?   I LOVE Kerry McGinnis’s writing so I think The Roadhouse is going to be the first one I start on.   The head of publishing at Allen and Unwin, Tom, suggested I read…

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A day in the life of…

‘So, Fleur, tell me, do you write every day?’   ‘Where do you work from?’   ‘Oh, you have deadline? Really?  thought you’d just write and hand it in when it was ready.’ (HA! Don’t I wish!)   These are a few of questions I get asked when I do an event and I’d love to…

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I’ve got news…

I’ve been mulling an idea around for a while and I need your feedback.   I’m putting together a writing course and I’d love to know what you writers out there would like to know/learn/read about.   The course will run over 15 days and be delivered to your inbox daily. Only once you’ve completed…

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The Burnt Country by Joy Rhoades

I’m very excited to be opening my blog up again, to other authors who have new books out. It’s great to be able to let readers know what is out and about and what authors have new books.   Joy Rhoades is first cab off the rank with her beautiful new novel, THE BURNT COUNTRY.…

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Starting From Now

It’s that exciting time of the year again, when there is a cover to show you all! If you can believe it (because it only feels like a few short weeks ago, that Without a Doubt hit the shelves) I have another book on the 5th of November. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be…

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Starting From Now edits

What a great day to spend in front of the fire, editing the next book for you all. Starting from Now will be out in November and this has been an awesome fun book to write, albeit slightly controversial… It’s cold and windy outside and we’ve had a beautiful, and much needed 40mm of rain…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day today – Here’s to the girls! An important day in our calendar to celebrate everything women are capable of… our strengths, our ability, our uniqueness. In 2019 it’s all about #balanceforbetter and to me that means finding that ever elusive work/play balance in our own lives, along with finding it in…

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The Importance of the Stock Squad

  Back in 2007, when I first started writing fiction, I created a character named Detective Dave Burrows. He was my lead male character in my first published novel, Red Dust. Dave worked hard, played hard, loved the bush and his job as lead detective in the WA Rural Crime Unit. In the same year…

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What’s the difference in the ‘Dave’ books?

Recently, I’ve been getting a few questions about the difference in the Dave books: ‘last book I read he was married to Kim and now he’s married to Melinda! Help, have I missed a book?’ The short answer is NO! You haven’t missed a book. All of my books which are published in November have…

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The Grass Roots Tour

April will see the release of the second Detective Dave Burrows book WITHOUT A DOUBT. To celebrate, in May, I’m hitting the road with my ute and maybe my dog and coming to a town near you. If you are in WA, and you’d like me to visit, then please contact Isabelle O’Brien at Allen…

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If Dave was real, I’d have married him years ago!

Back in 2007, when I first started writing fiction, I created a character named Detective Dave Burrows. He was my lead male character in my first published novel, Red Dust. Dave worked hard, played hard, loved the bush and his job as lead detective in the WA Stock Squad. As my novels went on, he…

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Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for something a little different for that hard-to-buy-for person? I have gift packs available;  a personalised signed book of your choice (written by me!), a calico bag, coffee or travel mug (your choice), pen, note pad, and again, a choice of water bottle or stubby holder all for $65.00 (including postage). If…

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Breaking the Silence launches into Albany

On White Ribbon day Breaking the Silence launched into Albany. If you haven’t heard about Breaking the Silence, then let me tell you; it’s a directory of services which are available in one area and tailored to each individual town; so far we have Esperance and Albany online. The plan is by 2021 that we…

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The reality of glyphosate

I watched with annoyance, the ABC’s 4 Corners report on glyphosate and it’s ‘carcinogenic causing’ qualities, then with amusement when the 7.30 report started their series on Australia, how big is too big? According to the 7.30 Report, there is ‘national anxiety’ about the population of Australia; how we’re going to feed and water ourselves,…

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