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Starting 2023 with a new psychological thriller

By |2023-01-10T15:28:04+13:00January 10th, 2023|Coming Soon, Excerpt Work in Progress, News Letter, News Updates, Valentina|

I’m starting 2023 with a new psychological thriller, not literally darlings, although it’s tempting!! 

This first newsletter for the year has updates about my new psychological thriller, Valentina, (the name of a neglected and abandoned baby). It’s only a working title at this stage.

I’m about a third into it and there’s much more meaty stuff to write.

The basic story outline, […]

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Step Away from Social Media

By |2022-12-27T14:47:45+13:00December 27th, 2022|News Letter, News Updates, Uncategorized|

I’m stepping away from Social Media.

Moving away from social media is big move after years of involvement. I’ve been mulling over this shift for some months and now seems like the best time. A clean start in 2023!

I don’t know about you, but nearly everyone I speak to both here and overseas, has the same sense of the world spiralling our […]

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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 |2022-10-25T13:04:13+13:00July 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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