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Confessions of Love

By |2023-05-17T11:12:02+12:00May 17th, 2023|Confessions of Love, News Updates|

I wrote, Confessions of Love, while overseas at the end of last year.

My husband said I should call it, “What Your Lovers Told Me,” and in hindsight, I think his advice was more catchy and true to the content.

Struggling with intermittent WI-FI along with the interruptions of traveling, eating and drinking, meant I didn’t advertise or promote this book air […]

The Foster Mother has Its Official Cover!

By |2023-05-04T13:01:49+12:00April 15th, 2023|Coming Soon, Foster Mother, News Letter, News Updates, The Foster Mother, Valentina|

After much book-cover angst over my new psychological thriller, The Foster Mother, I bit the bullet.

I put the job out to professional cover designers in USA.

Three weeks later they returned with their concept mockup. It immediately took my breath away!

Giving them the brief put me on the spot. They asked all kinds of questions about the plot, the characters […]

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The Foster Mother Flying High

By |2023-03-26T11:49:45+13:00March 26th, 2023|Coming Soon, Excerpt Work in Progress, Foster Mother, News Letter, News Updates, The Foster Mother, Valentina|

Flying High After Finishing, The Foster Mother, my new Psychological Thriller.

I won’t be flying high for very long as the completed manuscript for, The Foster Mother, is  already out with a team of eagle-eyed Beta Readers and a professional editor who will all have much to say!

So I’m braced for their very valuable advice and for lots of red […]

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Reworking the Core Part

By |2023-02-22T13:48:06+13:00February 22nd, 2023|Coming Soon, Excerpt Work in Progress, Foster Mother, News Letter, News Updates, Valentina|

Learning new things and reworking the core part of an author business is critical these days.

Yesterday I spent three amazing hours with publishing book consultant and author extraordinaire, Kirsten McKenzie. It was an eye-opening session and reinforces the much repeated concept that you don’t know what you don’t know. It turns out I hardly know a thing.

She discussed my […]

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Valentina The Draft Prologue

By |2023-02-16T12:54:52+13:00February 11th, 2023|Coming Soon, Excerpt Work in Progress, Valentina|

I’ve been working on, Valentina, the draft Prologue for my new psychological thriller.

You may like to read Valentina-the draft prologue, and give me feedback, so I can improve my story telling skills?

Nora is the protagonist and this is setting the tone for this dark psychological thriller.

Chapter 1

PROLOGUE – Nora

I was twelve when my mother […]

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Duplicity Hit 200 Book Reviews

By |2023-01-30T13:15:26+13:00January 30th, 2023|Duplicity, Night Lark, Reviews|

Recently I’ve sounded obsessive about book reviews but there is some good news. Duplicity has hit the 200 reader review mark.

It’s a bit like dating. If you aren’t looking for that perfect partner, then you’ll stumble across him in the most unexpected place. It’s the same with book reviews. I’ve been down in the dumps with frustration over […]

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Firstly Apologies

By |2023-05-04T13:05:42+12:00January 27th, 2023|FREE Links to my books, News Letter, News Updates, Night Lark, Reviews, Win a FREE book|

Firstly Apologies!

After initial feedback from early readers of Night Lark I’ve had the book re-edited and also upgraded its cover.

I’m sending this email with, firstly apologies, and the replacement new link so you can download a FREE updated copy

If the link doesn’t work please copy and paste this into your online browser:

https://storyoriginapp.com/reviewcopies/ea07a970-3e80-11ed-8106-33befb71d110

[…]

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Excerpt from Confessions of Love

By |2022-11-04T09:45:45+13:00October 26th, 2022|Confessions of Love, News Letter, News Updates, Short Stories, Short Story, Short Story Collection|

Enjoy an Excerpt from Confessions of Love – a curated collection of ten lovers stories.

Here’s just one of the Ten short stories from Confessions of Love – a Curated Collection of Lovers Stories.

Some of these stories I wrote back in the 1990s! Others were written in the last year or two but all have a theme of love relationships, they’re […]

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 Confessions of Love – A Curated Collection of Lovers Stories

By |2022-10-22T13:24:45+13:00October 22nd, 2022|Coming Soon, News Letter, News Updates, Short Stories, Short Story, Short Story Collection|

Confessions of Love – A Curated Collection of Lovers Stories.

Do you wonder what goes on in other people’s minds? Confessions of Love is a Curated Collection of 10 original, never-seen-before love stories.

Escape into love, adventure, romance, suspense and history amongst the entertaining pages of this well-crafted book. 
Immerse yourself in sharp, bite-sized intrigue and […]

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Dream Versus Reality

By |2022-10-05T14:52:15+13:00October 2nd, 2022|News Letter, News Updates, Night Lark|

There’s the dream and there’s the reality.

I’ve been away from home in NZ for over six weeks now, languishing in Kefalonia Island in Greece and Italy – Sicily to be more specific. 

It’s been both maddening and stimulating. Where to start?

I completely underestimated the HEAT and endured temperatures in the 36F to 38F degrees, nearly baking what’s left of my […]

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