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‘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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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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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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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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Sneek peek

I’m sure you all know that Where the River Runs is coming very soon! 1st of November in fact. About six weeks time. BUT… Here’s your chance to be first to read a sampler of Where the River Runs. YAY! I loved writing this story about Chelsea and her beautiful daughter Aria. If you like…

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#Fleurreads

It’s been ages since I’ve been able to read. I’m not sure why, because it was my favourite of pastimes. I started to find it hard when I was under a lot of pressure; looking after a sick family member, then my marriage breakdown, so on and so forth! I found I had a distinct…

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Music, the universal language

I love music and I think this image is such a good reflection of how I feel when I listen to it – all emotions and thoughts and love and hate and fear all mixed up into one loud bar of stirring sound. It doesn’t matter what sort it is; country, piano, rap, popular. If…

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Funny writing spots

I’ve always said I can write anywhere. With a deadline looming (as they always seem to!) and having to take our exchange student back to Perth to fly home to Italy, I’ve proved again, I can do just that. On Thursday we left to do a ‘last tour’ of the south west, so Gabri got…

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Where the River Runs

Today, Where the River Runs, goes to print. This book feels like it’s been a mammoth effort – I was supposed to have it finished a long time before I actually handed the manuscript in… There was a reason!   On the 29th of December I was leaning down to pull up a fence so…

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Celebrating the release of Fool’s Gold

It’s arrived… My long awaited brain bubble idea, I had about three years ago, is now in my hands! Who would have thought, ten years ago, when I first started writing about Detective Dave Burrows, in Red Dust, that he would have become everyone’s favourite character and now have his own series? Certainly not me!…

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Fool’s Gold

Okay, so on the 21st March, this is about to happen… Detective Dave Burrows is launched into his own series. Hopefully Fool’s Gold will be the first of many adventures, he takes us on. Here’s the blurb: Written with Fleur’s trademark warmth and outstanding storytelling, newly badged Detective Dave Burrows and his reluctant wife arrive…

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Times, they are a-changin’

Meet Jack. He’s the new addition to the McDonald household. He’s a gorgeous, energetic, five year old Kelpie from Woonwooring Kelpies at Cunderdin. Why, might you ask, does someone who lives in town and writes books for a living, need a Kelpie? And that would be good question because Kelpies need space to run around…

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THE MISSING PIECES OF US GIVEAWAY

  Do you know it’s been eight years since my first novel, Red Dust has been published? In that time, that little book, which I wrote on a whim and prayer has sold over 60,000 copies! Since then I’ve written eight Rural Lit books – all of which have become best sellers, thanks to you…

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Ta Daaaa! Indigo Storm

  Sometimes I just have to pinch myself. Today is one of those days. I’m so proud to be able to show you the cover of my 7th novel! When I started writing I had no idea it was going to get this far. I didn’t know I was any good at writing and I…

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A new book

  It’s been so long since I’ve written here, I’ve almost forgotten what I have to do! I guess I should apologise. My life has been tipped upside down in the last six months and both the kids and I have had some huge adjustments to make. We plan on making 2015 the best year…

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When the words don’t come

I suffer terribly from writers block. With each passing book it has got worse. I used to think it was because I didn’t have time to write, to immerse myself in the book and live the characters. I would write in snatches and there would be days that I could write really well and lots…

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More changes

  There’s a saying that goes something like: ‘There is nothing more contestant than change’. Especially when it comes to book titles! This new book I’m writing has had quite a few. It started off as Emerald Bluff, which I really loved – the play on words (deceive) and the images a wild rock face…

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A new book and a new competition!

Back in December I was planning out a new book. I wasn’t sure when I was going to write it, because I was thinking about taking twelve months off from writing. This book I was planning, called Indigo Storm, had a very tricky storyline and required a fair bit of research and I knew I…

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