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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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Emerald Springs Tour

    It’s been a while now, since Emerald Springs came out. Three months in fact! Like I said in a previous post, it was pretty hard to write – there was lots going on. One of the things that kept me focussed was that I had  huge tour in front of me. We were…

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The funny roads life takes you on

It’s funny where life takes you. Often you have know idea what is around the corner, or if you do, it’s completely different to what you thought was going to be there. I saw a quote on Facebook yesterday and it went something like: ‘Life didn’t go according to plan… But that’s okay.’ To be…

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Emerald Springs SA tour

  I left Esperance today, to fly to Perth and then across to Adelaide. I’m really looking forward to getting back to my old home state, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Suburbs of Adelaide are getting most of the attention during this leg of the tour, but there is a couple…

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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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