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Duplicity Award Winning Fiction

By |2022-10-05T14:54:56+13:00August 10th, 2022|Duplicity, News Letter, News Updates, Reviews|

Award Winning Fiction?

I’m about to head off overseas in 11 days and have been decluttering my email inbox!

The last thing I expected was Duplicity being named as Award Winning Fiction runner up in the USA.

The last thing I need is spending my holiday answering 6000 emails. Well maybe not that much, but if feels like it some days! I had […]

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Changing the Face of It

By |2022-07-20T12:05:15+12:00July 4th, 2022|Coming Soon, Lark, News Letter, News Updates, Short Stories|

Changing the Face of it

Changing covers is no easy task.

It’s one of those things, once you start looking at trends and best sellers, all the covers merge into one big colourful mess.

I’ve finally updated my book covers. It helps having more experience. Understanding the market and having a good cover critic, or three, prompted me to spring into acton. They have […]

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Read a First DRAFT Chapter of The Lark

By |2022-07-14T12:01:36+12:00June 8th, 2022|Lark, News Letter, News Updates|

The LARK – is my new contemporary suspense. I’m about half way to completing the full manuscript and you are the first to see this draft chapter. It’s only Chapter One but will give you an idea of the flavour before you get to taste more excerpts as the story unfolds.  Hope you like the proposed cover too?

CHAPTER 1

Road […]

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Duplicity is a Crime.

By |2022-07-20T13:03:48+12:00April 6th, 2022|Duplicity, News Letter, News Updates|

Duplicity is a CRIME

Out of nearly 200,000 titles, Duplicity is a crime, rating at number 151 in Criminal Biographies and 166 in Biographical Literary Fiction!

Best Sellers Rank: #116,972 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Crow’s Song based on a True WWII Love Story

By |2022-01-20T14:06:18+13:00December 12th, 2021|Coming Soon, Crow's Nest, Crow's Song, News Letter, News Updates|

Sending you warmest good wishes for Christmas this year.

I’m holding my breath, hoping 2022 will be the end of the virus madness. Early indications are that Omicron is very contagious but has symptoms like the average cold. A scientist told me, as viruses mutate, they become more contagious but have weaker symptoms. I’m holding onto hope!

You may enjoy a distraction […]

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Based on a True WWII Love Story

By |2022-01-20T14:10:15+13:00December 6th, 2021|Coming Soon, Crow's Nest, Crow's Song, News Letter, News Updates|

I’d like to make a big shout out to a few wonderful people who have helped me hone, Crow’s Song, BEFORE it went to the Editor.

Many thanks for reading the first draft, along with the wonderful advice and ‘Where’s Wally’ skills  detecting missing words, details, and inconsistencies. Some glaring mistakes too – as always after working on getting the words […]

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Third Daughter

By |2021-10-05T10:31:26+13:00September 29th, 2021|News Letter, News Updates|

I am supporting an Afghani mother and five children trapped in Kabul.

As a contemporary and biographical author, I undertake many hours of research. I see the similarities throughout history of the plight of refugees. This crisis is no different to the mass exodus of people trying to escape the Nazis during WWII.

The Taliban have plunged Afghanistan and it’s people back […]

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Top 5 Tips

By |2020-08-06T13:45:59+12:00May 23rd, 2020|Duplicity, News Updates|

Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Writing.

Most writer’s celebrate the completion of their first draft.

It’s wonderful to see writers toast themselves with their favourite tipple and post photos on social media. Finally, the masterpiece is complete! Sadly the euphoria is short lived as harsh reality becomes a bitter pill to swallow.

NOW the REAL WORK begins. ‘Completing’ the story is only […]

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Can’t See The Woods For The Trees?

By |2020-09-11T11:01:12+12:00February 6th, 2020|In The Deep End, News Updates, No Ordinary Man, Push Over|

You Can’t See the Woods for the Trees?

Here’s TEN tips for planning your next book. When I’m half-way through writing a new book, I’m already making notes and planning for my next book.

In this way, I’m working across two projects at once. When my book is with editors and going through the proof-reading process, I have a few weeks to […]

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Not a Push Over – excerpt

By |2020-01-30T12:22:51+13:00January 30th, 2020|Push Over|

See Who Isn’t A Push Over

Excerpt from Push Over – a short story about betrayal and revenge.

When Dr Alan Quinn returned home from the medical conference in Auckland three days later, his wife met him at the front door. His tall, muscular stature filled the open door frame, while his broad smile seemed to light up the entryway. Unruly hair […]

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