Whats the Best Advice You Ever Received?
I’ve a wonderful friend who’s older than me. Throughout my child-rearing daze, she was always ten years ahead, offering sage advice at every stumble.
Her words of wisdom still guide me today. One of the most notable was the following:
“Before going out anywhere make sure your nipples are aligned.”
Thank you, Mrs Marais!
I know it’s not funny for all those who have breastfed! But when you […]
It’s All in the Blurb – Book One
I’ve been doing some research into back cover blurbs and mine needs changing! I’ll be updating the blurb on Amazon and see if that helps first before I change the back cover on the printed paperback versions! Here’s the NEW Blurb:
Book One: Married – Just Not to Each Other.
When Alex Jones’ wife suddenly dies, it makes perfect […]
Taste of Christmas
I grabbed a fistful of fabric, pulling on my mother’s apron, desperate to get her attention.
She leaned down towards me.
‘What is it darling?’ she smiled, a smudge of cake flour across her rosy cheek.
‘Can I have a turn?’
‘Of course,’ she scooped me up into her strong arms, holding me over the earthenware bowl. Rich smells of cinnamon, all spice, raisins and orange peel, saturated my senses. I involuntarily […]
Edgy And A Bit Racy!
I’ve had a couple of GREAT comments from American readers this week.
They’re very excited about, In the Deep End-Book One, and Book Two. Mary said “Oh WOW, I will have to read both books but not back to back. Just the excerpt was enough to raise my heart rate up.” (see direct comments on my website. I’ve […]
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Read this contemporary page turner by New Zealand Author Nicky Webber. Ideal for the Christmas holidays – Two American couples escape to New Zealand’s summer. Enjoy […]
What Do Readers Want?
Excitement and escape, with intrigue, so at the end of every chapter, you are desperate for MORE …
BUT before you take the bold step, of actually purchasing a book, you want to know two things, apart from professional editing and a great cover:
(1) What’s this book about?
My books deal with real people living real lives but with twists and turns that take you […]
I grab every window of opportunity! JOY Oh JOY this past week, my NEWEST book In the Deep End – Book Two is with the Proof Reader. This means I can step away from my laptop and BREATHE.
Sue, the professional book Proof Reader, sent me a text last night saying she was […]
What did the Editorial Assessor Say?
I’ve just finished reading through the independent Editors Assessment of my NEW book – In the Deep End-Book Two.
It’s simply incredible what Tina Shaw comes up with – sound advice and creative suggestions to push my creative thinking a little harder.
The Assessor’s job is critical to the success of any book. They review the structure and content in detail, and Tina Shaw always does an exceptional […]
Tickling the Trout
From Chapter 9, In the Deep End – Book One
It was some time later when the pair began their lifelong affair yet again. Although their relationship, they thought, had finished years ago, it wasn’t entirely over. Wanting closure is the contemporary expression for terminating a relationship, especially a friendship for life and love like the one that had bound Amira and Alex together since their teenage years.
Amira didn’t […]