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Another Surprise!

When I started up the computer this morning, I had a lovely email from my German publishers! There was an attachment with the cover for Red Dust which is due out in Germany, in April 2010. Only there they have changed the title to Wilder Eukalyptus. It blows me away to think that it will…

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Old Faithful

My mum and dad have been over to visit recently and brought with them a large box. Once I realised what was in the box, I fell on it with delight! All my old favourite books were there — The Famous Five and practically every Enid Blyton book ever printed, Trixie Beldon, Colin Thiele and…

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Blue Skies — the next book!

I’ve had lots of questions about whether there’s a new book in the making. Well, there is! Its been on the go for a while, but got shoved onto the back burner when Red Dust was released. However, today’s the day! With a cold northerly blowing and tomorrow being taken up with lamb marking, I’m…

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Mountain Friends and Rubber Boots!

I’ve just spent a wonderful, cool weekend wallowing between the pages of Mountain Tails by Sharyn Munro. Sharyn is an extraordinary woman, who lives alone on the side of a mountain. She has turned the land she owns into a recognised Wildlife Refuge and her concern for the Australian environment and all its native creatures…

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Thickening ‘the Plot’

Occasionally I draw a blank when it comes to ‘the plot’ thickening. That’s where friends come into it! We get together, have a couple of glasses of wine and let those crazy idea’s flow! Sometimes it’s the most crazy ones that actually take off. We were missing an important person last time we had a…

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Red Dust Prologue

A taste of what is to come … here’s the Prologue from Red Dust: Tears rolled down her cheeks as Gemma stood looking into the grave, a lonely figure in the hot January sun. All the other mourners had since left for the coolness of the church hall seeking welcome cups of tea or cold…

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‘Mountain Tails’ makes my day

After a hot, sweaty, dusty day in the sheep yards, when all I wanted to do was head home and curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and a good book, I got my wish! Heading home past the mailbox, I saw a brown paper mail bag addressed just to me. I…

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Red Dust launch

My first novel, Red Dust, is being launched on the Friday May 8. Please join us for a wine and cheese night at Le Grand Bookshop from 5-7pm. Please RSVP to Sally for catering purposes, on 9071 7829.

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Only in the bush…

We get a mail delivery twice a week. It’s a pain when you get a phone call on a day, saying something really important is in town, (like parts for the tractor, a new piece of machinery or… a box of books!) and there’s another week to go until you can pick it up! That’s…

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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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My Outdoor Office

Today we are harvesting (yay!). Instead of being on the chaser bin, however, I’m on grain cleaning duty. All I have to do is clear the chute away once in a while, so it doesn’t block up — hence the shovel leaning against my office! I’m madly writing my second book, which I can excitedly…

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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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