What it takes to write a book

  I’m often asked what it takes to write a book. Having finished my 19th novel about twelve hours ago, I reflected on the question, whilst sitting on the patio with a wine, screaming: ‘thank god that’s done!’ So, I compiled a list. A workable laptop. Not one that dies with only copy of your…

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Where the magic happens…

I’m often asked what my office looks like. Usually it’s too messy for me to take a photo – I’ll have research and papers all over my desk so it’s all at my fingertips as I write. But when I started the new novel (tentatively called Swindler’s List!) I tidied the desk and took a…

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My books and music for 2020

Well, what a year, huh? Who would have though that the words ‘unprecedented’, ‘Covid normal’, Self-isolation’, ‘social distancing’, ‘Black Lives Matter’, and ‘Karen’ would have made their way into our everyday language? That the news would be full of Corona Virus information, forsaking all other news! That Zoom would have become part of our ‘norm’.…

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The NEW Detective Dave book

Oh my gosh! So many questions as to whether there is going to be a sequel to Red Dirt Country! Did you really think I’d leave you hanging to see what Bulldust did next? Well, in case you did, fear not! The answer is yes. Something to Hide will be published on the 30th March…

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All about Detective Dave Burrows

I just love the love we all have for Detective Dave Burrows. The amount of emails and questions I get about him are amazing. The most asked question is: what order does he appear in the books. Well, let me put that to rest, with this post. Dave came into being when I wrote my…

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Sneak Peek of STARTING FROM NOW!

You told me you’d like to read a bit of STARTING FROM NOW… Here’s the prologue and first chapter. Starting_Prologue Starting_ChapterOne If you decide yo’d like to buy a copy, then head here to do so! Buy STARTING FROM NOW. Blurb: A suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues from our genuine Voice…

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The winner!

What’s the saying about never working with kids and animals? Jack usually defies that saying, but today he wasn’t acting quite the way I’d hoped he would! I was trying to capture him looking at the pages OF MY NEW BOOK (YAY!!) while I was reading to him.   However as you can see, he…

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Giveaway…

Happy Monday! Aren’t Monday’s sometimes a bit hard to get warmed up to? Hopefully this will make your day, a great day! First up, exciting news! It’s only six weeks until my new novel STARTING FROM NOW is released. You can preorder from Booktopia. I’ve got to tell you, I’m very excited (and nervous) about releasing…

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A day in the life of…

‘So, Fleur, tell me, do you write every day?’   ‘Where do you work from?’   ‘Oh, you have deadline? Really?  thought you’d just write and hand it in when it was ready.’ (HA! Don’t I wish!)   These are a few of questions I get asked when I do an event and I’d love to…

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Starting From Now edits

What a great day to spend in front of the fire, editing the next book for you all. Starting from Now will be out in November and this has been an awesome fun book to write, albeit slightly controversial… It’s cold and windy outside and we’ve had a beautiful, and much needed 40mm of rain…

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Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for something a little different for that hard-to-buy-for person? I have gift packs available;  a personalised signed book of your choice (written by me!), a calico bag, coffee or travel mug (your choice), pen, note pad, and again, a choice of water bottle or stubby holder all for $65.00 (including postage). If…

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Sneek peek

I’m sure you all know that Where the River Runs is coming very soon! 1st of November in fact. About six weeks time. BUT… Here’s your chance to be first to read a sampler of Where the River Runs. YAY! I loved writing this story about Chelsea and her beautiful daughter Aria. If you like…

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#Fleurreads

It’s been ages since I’ve been able to read. I’m not sure why, because it was my favourite of pastimes. I started to find it hard when I was under a lot of pressure; looking after a sick family member, then my marriage breakdown, so on and so forth! I found I had a distinct…

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Funny writing spots

I’ve always said I can write anywhere. With a deadline looming (as they always seem to!) and having to take our exchange student back to Perth to fly home to Italy, I’ve proved again, I can do just that. On Thursday we left to do a ‘last tour’ of the south west, so Gabri got…

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