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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Fool’s Gold

Okay, so on the 21st March, this is about to happen… Detective Dave Burrows is launched into his own series. Hopefully Fool’s Gold will be the first of many adventures, he takes us on. Here’s the blurb: Written with Fleur’s trademark warmth and outstanding storytelling, newly badged Detective Dave Burrows and his reluctant wife arrive…

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What the mail brings in…

Okay, I admit it. I love going to the mail box. Not because I like picking up the bills – who does? But because I’m a sucker for letters and presents in the mail. I mean, who isn’t? Oh and by the way, why wouldn’t you want to visit THIS mail box?    I’ve had people…

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Winners are Grinners

Thank you to everyone who has entered my competitions last week. And most importantly, thank you so much for your wonderful comments of support and suggestions. The  winners are: Tuesday:  Elianda Lee Wednesday:  Carolyn Flynn Thursday:  Anne… Friday:  RodandAmba@… and pinecreek@…   And the winner of the RM Williams Magazine subscription is: Linda Ripper  …

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Are you a re-reader?

The celebrations and competitions are still happening today, despite the rain threatening to derail harvest for a few days. This was my view as I got off the chaser bin, yesterday. Tomorrow is the last day, to enter your name in the draw to win a two year subscription to RM Williams Outback magazine. Today…

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Celebrate and Win

I’m still in the celebratory mood! This time last year I was editing Purple Roads in the tractor, this year it’s Silver Clouds! I really couldn’t be happier! Our Day 2 Competition is:   Place a comment below letting me know what you love about the new website and perhaps what you’d like to see?…

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Winners!

This month the guest judge was the lovely and talented Sara Foster! And congratulations to …  *drum roll* Bron for the Readers section and Juliet for the writers section! Expect an email soon! ~ Fleur’s Webmistress

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The first signs of summer

Yesterday was a shocker of day. The wind blew hard from the north and it was above 35 degrees. I was really pleased that I chose yesterday to head to town and do the shopping! (Nothing like air conditioned shops and ice cream!) There was a forecast for thunder storms in the evening and that…

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Winners!

My daughter, Rochelle, (who was home sick, from school today!) drew the winning entries for the Reader/Writer Giveaways. Roger has won the Reader giveaway – he wanted to win a copy of Red Dust (not rigged, I assure you!) Fiona has won the Writer giveaway – a Taster pack from the Queensland Writers Centre. I’ll…

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Gorgeous calves!

These cattle don’t really look like calves, do they? But they are – they were born in April and are a far cry from the really cute, little 30 or 40kg babies they were, when they were born! (For all the mums out there, aren’t you pleased your baby wasn’t that big?!) At the moment,…

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Christmas presents and a phone call

I’ve been talking with my marketing guru and we’ve come up with a ‘novel’ idea! The best answer to this question: ‘What is the first question you would ask Fleur McDonald?’ will win a twenty minute conversation with me, in December. If you email me with your answer, I’ll pick the winner on the 30th…

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The Ultimate Getaway Package

I’ve been talking to my siblings and we’ve come up with a Christmas idea that we hope you’ll enjoy. First off, let me introduce them to you! My sister, Susan, runs Black Jack Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast which is at the start of the Flinders Ranges and my brother, Nick is a concert percussionist. Now…

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Guest Blog: Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain is the author of no less than nineteen books! I came across her books last year, when I read ‘Before the Storm’ . I immediately went look for more books – I was drawn into the book from the first page and didn’t put it down until I had finished it. Having been…

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The Winners

Once again the end of the month has arrived far too quickly and the cake tin has been pulled out to find the winners of the last two month giveaways! The winner for the Reader Giveaway is Elizabeth Davey, who wanted to read The Lost Threads by Tess Evans. I’ve just started to read this…

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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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The Winners!

Well I must apologise! With the NSW and Tassie Tour, I forgot about drawing the winners for the Readers and Writers Comp’s. But first off,  the Kylie Ladd Blog winner: Cal. Cal, your copy of After the Fall, will be winging its way to you shortly, all the way from sunny Broome! Once again, the…

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A green tinge and some giveaways

Well, the rain has brought a slight green tinge to the land. It’s lovely to see the wet soil and little shoots of clovers and grasses beginning to poke their heads up. It’s also fantastic not to have the dust blowing or the forty five degree days that seemed to plague us this year. The…

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New Competition – Purple Roads

We’re having a new competition! Check out these photos – they’re of my friend, Kate. What we want you to do, now that Blue Skies has hit the shelves, is take photos (only decent ones – don’t want to see you sitting on the loo!) of you reading Blue Skies. You either need to post…

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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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