Ideas from nowhere

  As you can see my white boards are beginning to fill up with ideas, character descriptions and a few other things. I don’t always use everything that goes up on these boards, and there’s nothing plotted here, only a place to throw ideas and thoughts at. I’ve been troubling over how to start Book…

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Two at a time…

  Last week I wrote about a needing to write two books at at time to make my deadlines. I was getting involved with NaNoWriMo to help do this. Deciding to spend one week on each book, would mean I should get about 25k into each book by the end of November. Best laid plans…

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Deception Creek

Over 500.000 books sold Deception Creek A returned criminal, a cult-like family and cybercrime all clash against the backdrop of the Flinders Ranges in this thrilling new rural suspense novel from the best-selling Voice of the Outback. “Fleur McDonald has a wonderful way with telling rural stories in a special way … A great summer read.”…

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The warmth of Nana’s kitchen

Have you got long lasting memories of hanging out in your grandma’s kitchen? I sure do. My Nana H was the best cook – some of her specialties were chocolate chip biscuits, sponge cake, trifle and bread rolls made from scratch. In fact she taught me how to make bread from scratch and I still…

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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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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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A rather personal post

I’ve got quite a personal post, today. A post about anxiety, heartache, discovery and in the end, immense satisfaction. Today is International Day of Disabled People. I have two children with disabilities – although as a great friend pointed out to me the other day: ‘I don’t think of your kids as disabled.’ Nothing more…

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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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Starting From Now

Starting From Now Wrapped in the love of family, friendship, crime and mystery, Starting From Now is a suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues. Published: 5th October 2019   “This book packs a mighty punch, cleverly weaving many plot threads together to bring about an informative, insightful and satisfying read.” READING, WRITING…

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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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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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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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Starting From Now

It’s that exciting time of the year again, when there is a cover to show you all! If you can believe it (because it only feels like a few short weeks ago, that Without a Doubt hit the shelves) I have another book on the 5th of November. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be…

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Without a Doubt

Without a Doubt Detective Dave Burrows returns in the most compelling and exciting case of his early career. Published: 1st April 2019 “McDonald’s first-hand experience of rural life is evident in her richly drawn worlds of both small-town life and large-scale cattle stations. Without a Doubt is action-packed rural crime fiction that offers insight into…

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Blue Skies

Blue Skies Blue Skies is the inspirational story of a young woman battling to save the family farm no matter what it takes. Published: 1st March 2011 “…an intriguing read filled with characters providing drama, romance, mystery and friendship and, at its core, the book is an inspirational tale about overcoming life’s most challenging obstacles.”…

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Purple Roads

Purple Roads Purple Roads is a story about maintaining faith in yourself, staying true to your ideals and, most of all, the belief that some things are worth fighting for. Published: 1st March 2013 “In essence an outback cross-genre romance-crime thriller, Purple Roads is a compelling read” KYLIE NORTHOVER – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Book Synopsis…

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Crimson Dawn

Crimson Dawn Laura Murphy will need to call on all her grit and determination to retain her beloved farm. But will her fierce self reliance close her off to the possibility of love? Published: 1st April 2014 “Once again Fleur McDonald gives a voice to issues facing people in the outback, with her latest release…

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