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Early bird reading offer for Red Dust

This has just come through from Allen and Unwin’s eNewsletter. Here’s a chance to read Red Dust before it’s published. I hope Red Dust intrigues you enough to feel like entering. All you have to do is sign up for the Allen and Unwin’s eNewsletter and follow the instructions below. We want your book reviews!…

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Excitement in the Mail

I had a great surprise and shock when I went to the mail box today! There was a package from Siobhan, my editor. Opening it up there lay three reading copies of Red Dust, wrapped in bubble plastic. I had no idea Siobhan had sent them until this morning, and when I saw them, I…

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Red Dust & Blue Skies blow into Germany

When I first started writing Red Dust, my main hope was to interest a publishing house. I was so lucky and privileged to be picked up by my publisher, Louise Thurtell, through her ‘Friday Pitch Day’ – I can still remember her phone call and how long I shook for after she told me she…

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And the rain keeps falling…

What odd weather we’re having. On Monday the mercury hit 48 degrees, even though the official reading was 45. What’s a few degrees when it gets that hot though?! After sweltering throughout the day, at about 5pm, it was still 40, so I loaded up the kids and headed to the beach. A cool change…

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Christmas by the sea

On a trip to one of local beaches recently, we laughed at this Christmas tree that had been transplanted from the roadside to the beach. Stuck in a huge hole on the beach, decorated beautifully and complete with a filleting table underneath, we’re pretty sure that ‘John’s Filleting’ and the rest of his campers had…

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Happy New Year!

2009 already! Where are all the years flying to? My mum used to tell me that I was wishing my life away — ‘I wish my birthday would come, I can’t wait for Christmas!’ and now here the new year is already! I really hope that the New Year brings all your hopes and wishes…

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Idyllic

Well the storm’s passed and we thought rather than wallowing in self pity, the beach was a better option! You wouldn’t even known it has rained today, although there was some nasty damage around the shire. Tonight it’s still, calm and peaceful. We might even be lucky enough to catch a fish!

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The Red Dust Setting

Going ‘back home’ is always great fun. I miss the huge trees and deep creek lines that cris-cross the countryside, the red dirt and funny purply coloured roads that I was thought were normal until I left the mid-north of SA!   In April, Rochelle, Hayden and I were excited to be heading home for…

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Red Dust

Here are the cover notes for my first novel — Red Dust Adam Sinclair died in an horrific plane accident leaving behind his wife, Gemma, a 10,000ha station and a secret. Gemma is the sole beneficiary of the station and decides to disregard Adam’s final words that he is in trouble and she should sell…

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