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  I’ve been a little quiet on the blog for the last couple of months – there has been a reason why! It’s been busy! The Missing Pieces of Us was released about two weeks ago now and I headed over to NSW for a small tour. It was lovely to go to Orange and…

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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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Pre order THE MISSING PIECES OF US!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be releasing my first women’s fiction novel, The Missing Pieces of Us. It will be available on the 29th of March 2017 but you are able to pre order now. Here’s some links: Booktopia iBooks Kindle Angus and Roberston Bookworld and here’s the blurb:   Sometimes…

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That crazy time…

That crazy time of the year in between Christmas and New year, when no-one seems to know what day it is, has past us by once again! I’ve got admit I love that time of year because it’s the one time I can read and relax without feeling guilty – like I should be working…

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Hand-me-down Recipes

Hand-me-down recipes from previous generations are a wonderful heirloom. I love it when we get to Christmas time and I can open my old, tattered, food stained, hand written recipe book, and start cooking food from my Nana or Aunty. Both my Nana’s loved to cook; unfortunately neither of them are with us now. My…

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What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes. This time in 2015, my daughter and I were hanging out in Melbs waiting for the last concert in the Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour. Do you know it feels like a life time ago, yet I can remember everything so clearly. It had been a fairly tough year,…

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This is how I roll…

The last couple of days have included a few strange ways of getting around the place! Normally I drive a very nice Nissan Patrol Wagon – very comfortable, fuel efficient and very ‘normal’. My friend, however, has a new, fun type car. Can you guess what ‘breed’ it is from this pic? Yesterday was a…

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Book recommendations 2016

I wish I’d read more this year – but then again, most readers probably say that. My to-be-read pile, next to my bed, my bookshelf and chair in the lounge seems to rather large. In fact I came back from Perth with a couple more books and Garry asked if I really did need the…

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It’s only one month out…

It’s one month out… Christmas Day! Does this line make you want to scream? (And yes, I know, harvest has barely started!) My local supermarket has been decorated with tinsel and Santa’s for the last three weeks – much to my horror. Has anyone got ANY idea HOW much I have to do between now…

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Where secret paths lead

Have you ever read the book The Secret Garden? I fell in love with that book, the mystery and wildness of the garden, the secrets within such a grand old house and of course the unexplained cries in the middle of the night. I always feel like I’m heading somewhere mysterious and wild when I head…

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Gift packs for Christmas

I read somewhere yesterday that Christmas was 40 sleeps away. That’s a serious ‘WTH’ moment for me! I really can’t tell you where this year has gone! Anyway, as a special Christmas surprise, I thought I’d offer you something which isn’t available in the shops! A Sapphire Falls Surprise Pack. For $100.00, including postage, I’ll wrap…

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Blog Tour for Sapphire Falls!

Welcome to my beautiful new website! Just in time for Sapphire Falls to get a bit of run here! If you don’t know much about my eight novel, here’s the blurb: While mystery surrounds the accidental shooting of a her husband, Fiona Forrest struggles to preserve the family farm in a suspenseful, pacy and action…

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Behind the scenes of Indigo Storm

  My new book Indigo Storm was inspired by a road trip I took my partner, Garry and the kids, in July 2015. Before we left, I had an idea of what story I wanted to tell, but it had been a long time since I’d spent any long periods of time at my childhood…

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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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2015 done and dusted…

We had some great times in 2015 and I thought it would be fun to look back over the good times. It makes me realise that 2015 wasn’t quite as bad as I thought it was! And it reminds me of the things I’ve learned over this year. This is was the first sunset of…

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New Year resolutions

Happy New Year! Has it been a good start for you? We spent the evening at the foreshore in Esperance having tea with friends and watching the fireworks. It was a really pleasant way to see in 2016. I’ve spent the first two days going through the final edit of Indigo Storm. It’s been a…

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Indigo Storm and Summer fun

  I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog – and once again, I’m sorry! Indigo Storm, my next book, has been taking my time away from here – I had a deadline which I didn’t make… THREE times! Finally, right on the death knock of November, I managed to get…

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Holidays

  You know that feeling when you head back to your childhood home, where you know every corner and bump in the road and every sight is familiar? Well that’s what I’ve been feeling while we’ve been away on holidays. Although it was a holiday, it was also a research trip for my next book…

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Why you shouldn’t play with fire…

*Warning some of these photos are graphic!* Imagine this; it’s 9pm and I’m sitting on the couch at Bushbabe‘s house and the phone rings. We both look at each other wondering. After all it’s reasonably late for a phone call! It’s my daughter… ‘Now mum, I don’t want you to panic but…’ There is nothing…

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