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Ah, Esperance weather! And more books!

The clouds started to gather, yesterday afternoon. The headers were racing to try get as much crop into the bins, before the rain came… Or maybe it wouldn’t rain, it just pretending it might. At about 8pm Hayden came running out of his room. ‘Mum, Dad I can hear rain!’ Oh good. We only had…

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Books, books and more books!

When I was a child and I was asked what I wanted for Christmas, it was always books. Occasionally there would be a curly one thrown in like a pair of ear rings (I’m addicted to earrings – it’s the only jewelry I ever wear, other than my wedding rings!) or a pair of jeans.…

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Special spots and book shelves

This chair is a memory from my childhood. It used to be my Nana Parnell’s and it used to be green. It had a hole the size of a twenty cent piece right in the middle of the seat. A coal from her open fire caused that. It’s actually an antique; a ‘Smokers Bow’. I…

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Guest Blog: Belinda Alexandra

You would not believe how star struck I feel in having Belinda Alexandra blog with us today! I fell in love with her writing the minute I opened Wild Lavender. I went in search of all of her books and you can’t imagine how excited I was to open her new book Tuscan Rose earlier this year. It…

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Guest Blog: Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons is an amazing person. It seems he has always had a pen in his hand! If he hasn’t been writing bestselling novels, such and Call of the High Country and Return to the High Country, he has been penning articles for Agricultural magazines or books on how to train the most magnificent breed…

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Book Club – Phillipa Fioretti

We had our first virtual book club meeting last Saturday and this is where I was sitting while we were all chatting! I organised it for a Saturday morning, while the kids were doing their swimming lessons; I knew I would have to be in one place for at least an hour, that way! I think the…

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Book Club Update!

Hi All, I know this is short notice, but I wanted to take advantage of having Phillipa (and she’s heading away for a month, so it really needed to be now or never!) discuss The Book of Love. I think that the best time for the first meeting will be at 10:30am this Saturday (28th…

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Fleur’s Book Club

Our book club wants YOU! Well I asked a little while ago, who would be interested in joining a book club on my website. The response on both Facebook and Twitter was huge! Thanks to Nyssa, I now have a chat room on the site and with internet un-savvy (!) people, like me in mind;…

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Evoking Emotion

I’m an exceptionally emotional person – I’m the sort of person that cries over a ‘help the poor/disadvantaged/orphans’ ad, as well as the beautiful baby/nappy ad! When I read books, I tend to be right along side the characters – walking with them- as they experience their own story. I’ve just finished a book and, as I…

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Purple Roads

So here we are, writing a third book! I’m not really sure I ever thought this was possible! As most of you know, I sort of fell into writing and never expected to have the response to my books that I have. Purple Roads, well, what to tell you? I’ve been writing as much as…

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Signed Stickers!

I’ve had some stickers printed! If you would like a sticker signed by me, then please contact us through the email system here. Give me all the relevant details – your address, who you would like the sticker made out to and so on, I’ll get one in the mail to you as soon as…

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Beautiful mornings and good news

I was out about early this morning, helping Anthony fill the combine and getting ready for a day of replenishing the stocks in the pantry! It was very nippy and heavy dew left my fingers wet and cold, not willing to bend. I had to shift some ewes and lambs as soon as it was light…

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What an amazing week!

It was the most beautiful morning! Calm, clear and not cold, which was nice! The atmosphere pulled me outside for my morning coffee, which was just lovely – especially since it seemed the kids had got out of bed on the wrong side today. It quiet out there and with old retired Rexy (the dog)…

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Part Three: Tasmania and Agfest

Tasmania is a place I have always wanted to visit. The history of the state is one of the reasons (I love history, especially Australian history) and I love mountains and green grass. Get plenty of that in Tassie! I can’t tell you how much the landscape captivated me – the colours of the trees…

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Come on a journey, part two!

So from Sydney, we caught a flight to Wagga Wagga where we had a book signing at Book City. We weren’t there for long before we started the drive to Goulburn. I spent a lovely hour or so, in the car with Deb, Allen and Unwin’s book seller before I jumped back in the car…

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Part One: Come along for the ride!

Well as some of you would know, I’ve just finished a whistle-stop tour in NSW. Friday was my first day home and I’ve had a sharp jolt, back to reality! Back out feeding the cows as soon as the kids were on the bus, as we still haven’t had enough rain, to grow any grass. But I…

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Leavin’ on a jet plane

‘I’m leaving, on a jet plane…!’ Today I’m packing up my old RM boots and my new bag and I’m heading to Sydney! I feel like I’m saying ‘I’m going to Paris’ or some other exotic location, when I say I’m off to Sydney, because I haven’t been there since I was about seven! So…

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NSW book tour

What a journey Blue Skies is leading me on! I’m going to NSW to meet my whole Allen and Unwin team, who are instrumental in making my books as good as they can be. These women have become friends, through the writing process and I can tell you that A&U are the best team to have behind…

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Discount for Website readers!

Allen and Unwin are the best publishers, I reckon! Not only have they been fantastic at advertising Blue Skies, through their Facebook Page (join, to be eligible for all sorts of giveaways and hear all the latest news on their authors), but they are giving a 20% discount on everyone who reads my blog! Just…

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Treasure Hunt

Over the past few months, I and three other writers of novels set in the Australian outback have got together (in a cyber-sense) to do some promotion; while we each have different writing styles, our books probably appeal to a similar audience, as they’re set in various parts of regional Australia that we each know…

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The Condy Fair is on again!

Well next Saturday is the Condingup Community Fair, aka the Condy Fair! It’s always such a fantastic day – we have a hard working committee that makes sure that it goes off without a hitch and that there are many exciting and fun things happening. Because the fair is held to raise money for our…

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