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Guest blog: Kathryn Fox author of Cold Grave

As most of you will know, I love crime novels. Forensic Science, detective murder mysteries to be precise! Kathryn Fox is a new author on my favourite crime writer list. When I say ‘new’, she has already written six books, so essentially she’s not that ‘new’, but unlike Michael Connelly (my all time favourite author),…

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Still stunned!

I have to say, I have never, ever sat down to talk to someone and had the feeling I had just met the character out of one of my books. I don’t think I ever expected it would happen. I’m very particular about not using anyone I know or have known, as a character in…

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Silver Gums; a sneak peek and farming

  It has been so long since I’ve posted a blog and I really must apologise! I don’t think I’ve ever been quite as busy and that is really saying something. Silver Gums is due at the publishers in exactly 29 days. I’m still putting the finishing touches to it, so I have been head…

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Working with Mother Nature.

Introducing Alexandra Guild, her story is number 31 in my quest to feature 52 Farming Stories in 52 weeks to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer. I only came to live in the bush at the age of 43 and hit the ground running, so to speak. 1995 was a year of drought, not the…

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Guest blog; Alison Booth author of A Distant Land

I’m very pleased to have Alison Booth talking about her latest book, A Distant Land, today. I discovered Alison’s writing quite by accident about a year ago – I was at the local library looking for some books for my Mother-in-law to read, when I came across a battered, dog eared copy of Stillwater Creek.…

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How do you harvest your sunshine?

Introducing Ainsley McArthur, her husband Rob and their six children from the Central Queensland Coast. Their story is number 30 in my quest to feature 52 Farming stories in 52 weeks my way of celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our life on the land: Rob and I, along with our six children,…

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Helene Young; Burning Lies and her garden!

Today I’m really excited to have Helene Young here chatting with us. Burning Lies is Helene’s third book; her previous two have won and been nominated, respectively, for the Romance Writers R*BY award – romantic elements. Being a bit of  a crime fan, I loved Helene’s first two book and have just cracked open the…

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I have a dream….by Catherine Marriott

I have a dream……where producers and consumers have an equal passion, respect and understanding for food production in our country. Following my participation in the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award this year and the resultant formation of the company Influential Women, I now have a conduit to spread the amazing stories we have in agriculture. My…

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We put the food on your plate tonight by Kerry McKinnon

Introducing Raymond and Kerry McKinnon from Strathdownie in Western Victoria. Kerry’s story is number 27 in our quest to bring you 52 farming stories in 52 weeks as a part of our celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer.   1. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Raymond is a 4th generation sheep…

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‘Don’t panic, but…’

For regular readers of my blog, you may remember this very interesting Wednesday, a few years ago. (If you don’t, have a read and maybe a laugh!) Something similar happened last night, except this time, the kids were a long, long way away. Canberra, in fact. On a school camp. A very peaceful and enjoyable…

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The glory of evening

  June has been a wonderfully wet month and a very busy one! We were screaming for rain in the first week, but slowly Mother nature built her Cold Front’s a sent them one by one, week by week and let the clouds do their job. Rain it did – the second week of June…

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Follow a farmer – Mae Connelly

Introducing Mae Connelly from Pingrup in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Mae’s Story is number 26 in my Farmer Blogs series, celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Rohan has been working on his family’s grain and sheep farm at Pingrup for the last 10 years. His…

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Secrets and untold stories

  Behind most good stories, whether they are on the page or TV, is a secret. Or an untold story, which depending on the tale, might be the same thing! My family have all been sick this last week, with what seems to be a cross between the flu, a virus and a vomiting bug.…

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Guest blog: Danielle Hawkins, Dinner at Rose’s

  It’s been a while since I’ve been captivated by a good book. I used to love reading for pleasure, but now, I find that when I read I’m looking at lots of different things, trying to learn from the book I’m reading. Dinner at Rose’s is different. It grabbed me from the minute I…

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Seagulls will cry, but we won’t hear them…

  Lately I haven’t been sure if its the fact I’m getting older or there are more things in the world going wrong; sickness, death, war. It seems every time I turn around I hear of someone I know suddenly diagnosed with some horrible disease, or dying unexpectedly. I believe the list is endless and this…

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