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Trapped in Hiding

By |2021-09-20T08:42:39+12:00September 17th, 2021|News Updates|

I haven’t told many people, but I have been helping and advising an Afghanistan family. Some years ago I began messaging on Facebook with a Father and Husband with a wife and five children living on the outskirts of Kabul.

He was a shopkeeper and reasonably well off, supporting his family and owned his own home. One day the Taliban shot […]

What’s In A Name?

By |2021-09-06T14:09:52+12:00September 2nd, 2021|Coming Soon, Crow's Song, Excerpt Work in Progress, News Letter, News Updates, Reviews|

What’s in a Name?

It must be a fool moon! I’m not kidding. It’s taken me eight-months to get halfway through my current book project, Crow’s Song.

Then I decided to start writing another secret-squirrel book at the same time. Working on two books every day!! There must be medication for this, right? To hell with housework, ironing, and dust bunnies! […]

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To Vaccinate… Or Not?

By |2021-08-31T11:59:25+12:00August 24th, 2021|News Letter, News Updates|

To Vaccinate… Or Not?

Only 20 percent of New Zealanders are fully vaccinated. We’re down there with third world countries at the bottom of vaccination rates. Why?

Because we followed a Covid elimination strategy. It worked until NOW. Delta is ramping up and with 107+ cases and a further 14,000 close contacts in the past week!

Let’s look at the average Kiwi’s vaccination […]

Unbearable Playfulness

By |2021-08-01T11:12:46+12:00July 27th, 2021|News Letter, News Updates, Short Story|

Unbearable Playfulness of Being.

While lying together in bed, I run my fingers through your grey hair and my thoughts meander over your love and playful lightness of being.

Gently massaging your body, I take care not to wake you. Fatigue and pain dog your last days. I want to soak up your suffering like a sea-sponge, eradicating every […]

Radio Rave

By |2021-06-11T12:01:44+12:00June 7th, 2021|News Letter, News Updates, Reviews|

Fame at last! A radio interview with presenter Rachel Dore last week.

We discussed a whole range of things around writing and books I’ve written so far. A lively, fun discussion and I was totally unprepared!

She contacted me from MPR radio the day before the time slot.  I’m always the bridesmaid, filling in for someone else that couldn’t make it. I […]

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Looking for New and interesting Books to Read

By |2021-06-14T14:12:52+12:00June 7th, 2021|News Updates|

Looking for New and Interesting Books to Read.

Here’s a link to an interesting blog for those readers.

Kat has also written a great review of Duplicity – if your interested click here.

Being a avid reader Kat has reviewed numerous books and is passionate reading all kinds of genre, recommending and compiling well written, comprehensive reviews.

Kat also supports her author daughter, […]

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April May 2021 News Letter

By |2021-05-04T10:40:52+12:00April 26th, 2021|News Letter, News Updates|

My Monthly Newsletter

Just back from a fabulous five days in Whangamata

(Sounds like Enid Blyton!)

Swimming, body surfing, and enjoying the magic of our gorgeous coastline.

Who needs overseas travel?

The Book Fair, Ages of Pages

Held at the Pavilion in the Hamilton Gardens was a huge success and […]

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Crow’s Song Excerpt

By |2021-04-19T14:04:02+12:00April 18th, 2021|Crow's Song, Excerpt Work in Progress, News Updates|

We stare upwards in collective horror.

I bolt across the fields, running towards the plummeting Mosquito aircraft, while the others cling onto one another, shouting unintelligible warnings.

I’m not sure what to do, but every second counts. Pam, my youngest cousin, shrieks towards the sky above. Flames are clearly visible from the broken right wing. Billowing smoke coils as the plane pirouettes, […]

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Interviewing Awarding Winning Novelist Carole Brungar

By |2021-03-17T13:42:57+13:00March 17th, 2021|News Updates|

Interview With Awarding Winning Novelist Carole Brungar

How many books have you written and how do you decide on the plot?

I published my first novel, A Tide Too High, back in 2014. It took about nine months to write and some two years to re-write. I’m preparing to publish my 5th novel and my 4th Vietnam related story. The Vietnam War has […]

New Shadows Between Lies Series

By |2021-03-30T08:19:12+13:00February 24th, 2021|News Updates|

New Shadows Between Lies Series

Completing My New Series…

I’m busy working on finalizing the New Shadows Between Lies Series. I hope to have Book One – When We Believed, a novella for 75 pages on Amazon during March. The other two books are completed and I’m busy doing all those final checks and tweaks. Book One is currently with my editor […]

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