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Sweating Towards the Finish Line

By |2021-10-20T13:17:06+13:00October 6th, 2021|Crow's Song, News Letter, News Updates|

Crow About to Fly

Getting close to 70,000 words with about five chapters to complete for my new book Crow’s Song. It may be a longer read too.

It’s been hard work researching some of the details of the main protagonists, Ava in London, and Piet in Eindhoven, during WWII. I’ve been daring and written the characters in first person during their […]

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 […]

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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Crow’s Song Committment

By |2021-01-25T12:40:34+13:00January 6th, 2021|Crow's Song, News Updates|

I kicked off 2021 with an early night’s sleep…

and if you’re like me you didn’t miss a thing!

Every day, I thank heavens that we live in this lucky country, more obvious now than it’s ever been. I enjoyed a good year.

My new book Duplicity is selling well and continues to enjoy 5-Star reviews on Amazon. But I also started new […]

Bikini Scandal

By |2020-12-24T09:30:46+13:00December 10th, 2020|News Updates|

After years of exhaustive research, I made a scandalous discovery!

As we head for the beaches, it’s time to determine the true creator of the Bikini? The world thinks the flimsy two-piece was first worn in Paris in 1946. You can assume the enthusiasm after WWII spilled over into beachwear. But there’s no beach there!

Delving further into antiquity, I discovered they […]

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Absconding From Reality

By |2020-12-09T10:08:32+13:00December 4th, 2020|News Updates|

I’ve been trying to immerse myself in writing my new book, Crow’s Song, part of a historical fiction series if I ever get the first book completed!

At this spluttering start-stop stage it may devolve into a stand-alone novel. Somehow, life gets in the way and besides, I’m tired. Exhausted by political stagnation in the world and bored with COVID-19. Thankfully, […]

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Reader’s Comments on Duplicity

By |2020-11-13T09:53:43+13:00November 12th, 2020|Duplicity, Reviews|

These are genuine recent reviews for Duplicity, from several online sources:

5- Star Rated:  Wow! What a life “Sophia” led! Once I started reading Duplicity, I was captivated and drawn into “Sophia’s” life. And what a life! Great novel, Nicky. Sharron Hickman

I couldn’t put Duplicity down. I found the subject completely believable and very compelling. Even though I was captivated by […]

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Learning Poetry

By |2020-10-18T08:31:45+13:00September 30th, 2020|Crow's Nest, News Updates|

I’ve returned to university to do an English paper on poetry and prose. I hope to improve my writing.

I hadn’t written poetry before, so it was a bit of a shock to be confronted with assignments that involved being poetic! If you know me, you’ll understand I’m just about anything else but! It turned out to be fun and here […]

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As the Crow Flies

By |2020-09-11T12:54:45+12:00August 30th, 2020|Crow's Nest, News Updates|


On Friday morning I sat in a cafe for a couple of hours writing my next book – working title:

Crow’s Nest.

Today is Sunday and I’ve nailed down 9,000 words. The plot is a combo of WWII historical fiction and romantic suspense – a story of love and hope contrasted with war, destruction and deprivation.

My parents were teenagers during the […]

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Chatting to Two Successful Authors

By |2020-08-17T12:00:41+12:00August 11th, 2020|News Updates|


Tonight! Wednesday 12th August.

I’ll be chairing a discussion with two world-renowned writers Nalini Singh and Brownyn Sell.

With so much interest the venue has been changed to the larger Hamilton Central Library and starts at 6.30pm.

Read more about this free event here.

For more info about award-winning Bronwyn Sell and Brynn Kelly (her pen name) click here.

And see for […]

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