Oops!

Hi Everyone, We’ve recently been made aware that there’s been a few binding problems within the pages of The Shearer’s Wife. These will be very few, but if you’ve bought a book like this, please make sure you let me know (you can email me here). We’ll get your book replaced. So sorry, if you’ve…

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In with old…

Check out this beauty! I was lucky enough to be given it by a friend yesterday. I’ve fallen in love with the old keys and noise they make. We think the white paint on there is whiteout. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could clean that off? I wonder how many stories have…

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New things afoot for Fleur

Yes, you read that correctly! There are new things afoot for me during 2021. BUT! First, before I talk about that, Booktopia, the WONDERFUL people over at Booktopia are searching for the Booktopia Favourite Australian Book… which turns into an award. I was lucky enough to have The Shearer’s Wife nominated and I’d love it,…

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Those new pages feels

Happy New Year everyone! Three days in already. Have you started to reassess your life; write down those new year resolutions? I have – although I don’t know why, because I never seem to stick to the for any length of time! And they’re always the same ones; health, fitness, weight loss. Organisation! Creatives seem…

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The looming 2021

How was your Christmas? I hope you had a special day. Scrolling through Facebook, it does look as if many of you did. It’s nice seeing the happy family photos and what people are doing during their Christmas break. This time of year is really hard for some people – I know. I’m one of…

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My friend, Anxiety

I’ve always told my kids that “if we don’t share our stories, then how can we help people?” That’s why they don’t mind me talking about the challenges they live with; they embrace them and are what makes them who they are (that doesn’t take away, they’ve had extra challenges to deal with and hard…

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To re-read or not?

To re-read or not? That is the question! You can probably see from the creases in the spines of these books, that they’ve been handled a lot. I mean, a lot! I’m not sure how many times I’ve re-read Jillaroo, but it might be close to five. The Michael Connelly 3-in1 book, hmm, maybe six…

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What are you reading?

Do you remember a couple of blogs ago, I was saying I had to create some new habits, one which included making more time to read. Writing two books a year, I sometimes find it hard to make sure I’m up-to-date with my reading pile. What about you? So my new habit is to read…

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Look out Queensland!

Pretty excited to be heading to the Words out West Readers and Writers Festival in Dalby next month. The festival is on from the 14th to the 16th of Feb. My session is at 11:00am on Saturday the 15th. There’s a great line up of authors; I’m hoping to catch up with two old friends,…

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Exciting news!

Guess what? On Monday, my fourteenth novel went to print. Who would have thought that eleven years after Red Dust was published, that I’d still be tapping at the key boards and playing with my imaginary friends? Red Dirt Country is the third book in the Dave Burrows series – not that you have to…

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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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#Fleurreads

Check out this hall that I’m going to read over the next few weeks.   Have you read any of them?   I LOVE Kerry McGinnis’s writing so I think The Roadhouse is going to be the first one I start on.   The head of publishing at Allen and Unwin, Tom, suggested I read…

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I’ve got news…

I’ve been mulling an idea around for a while and I need your feedback.   I’m putting together a writing course and I’d love to know what you writers out there would like to know/learn/read about.   The course will run over 15 days and be delivered to your inbox daily. Only once you’ve completed…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day today – Here’s to the girls! An important day in our calendar to celebrate everything women are capable of… our strengths, our ability, our uniqueness. In 2019 it’s all about #balanceforbetter and to me that means finding that ever elusive work/play balance in our own lives, along with finding it in…

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The Grass Roots Tour

April will see the release of the second Detective Dave Burrows book WITHOUT A DOUBT. To celebrate, in May, I’m hitting the road with my ute and maybe my dog and coming to a town near you. If you are in WA, and you’d like me to visit, then please contact Isabelle O’Brien at Allen…

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Here’s a funny story…

Now here’s a funny story… I went to Sydney last week, for six days. Six days with lots of different meetings and activities, required at least seven different outfits, shoes to go with them and all the toiletries etc you need. Need I say that my suitcase was very heavy? Upon arriving at our little…

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Bush Lanterns – Amanda Salisbury

Amanda Salisbury’s advice to younger women striving to make it in rural areas is; “Passion for the land is a pure and marvellous thing!  Dream big, work hard, take advantage of the wealth of knowledge out there …but most of all, take the time to listen to your heart.  It won’t always be easy, but…

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Bush Lanterns – Laura Bennett

“Don’t be afraid of being the only woman in the room. People judge more on ability, smarts and character, so just be yourself and prove your knowledge and you will be able to talk to anyone.” ~ Laura Bennett Usually I would find an inspiring quote from a famous person to introduce my next Bush…

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