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In the Deep End Book One Chapter One

By |2020-02-23T11:18:20+13:00February 23rd, 2020|

In the Deep End – Book One will have the first four chapters blogged over the next few weeks. Subscribe to get the latest updates.

IN THE DEEP END – Book One

Written by Nicky Webber

Published by Media Publishers Ltd

Copyright © 2019 Nicky Webber

The right of Nicky Webber to be identified as the author of this work in terms of section 96 […]

Can’t See The Woods For The Trees?

By |2020-02-06T12:16:11+13:00February 6th, 2020|

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 kick into action in drafting my next masterpiece. Here’s how […]

Not a Push Over – excerpt

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

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 disguised a man with a razor-sharp intellect that spent most […]

Paula’s Happy Place

By |2020-01-28T11:01:40+13:00January 28th, 2020|

Paula’s Happy Place

It’s been a rough start to the New Year dealing with the death of a close friend and struggling with a sense of loss experienced by people close to me.

What do you say to a dying friend who tells you she’s frightened? Do you mine the depths of avoidance and distraction, or do you front up with respect and love in the hope of providing some solace, providing […]

What the Best Advice?

By |2020-01-28T12:58:26+13:00January 15th, 2020|

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 […]

Getting the Job Done

By |2020-01-28T12:59:19+13:00January 12th, 2020|

Getting the Job Done

I am working on two books this year – my 2020 goals!

If it’s anything like my exercising and healthy eating goals, I won’t stand a chance.

But I’ve committed myself to churn out 2,000 words a day on my new book, “Sophia,” which I started in December last year. So far, I am up to 44,000 words. YES, you’re right. I don’t have a life! I need around […]

New Year New Dare 2020

By |2020-01-28T13:00:07+13:00January 2nd, 2020|

New Year, New Dare!

I have a policy of never looking back.

That stuff is all done and dusted, it’s sentenced to a fixed way of being, and there’s nothing much you can do about it. Some self-help proponents advise apologising to those you have wronged. I’ve tried it. It works sometimes …

But if you’re into letting go and moving forward, you often don’t need to pick the scab off some failure […]

In the Deep End – Book One Blurb

By |2019-12-29T15:52:20+13:00December 29th, 2019|

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 […]

The Taste of Christmas

By |2019-12-16T16:15:02+13:00December 16th, 2019|

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 […]

It Wasn’t Me I Didn’t Do It!

By |2020-01-28T13:01:28+13:00December 15th, 2019|

It Wasn’t Me I Didn’t Do It!

I jumped at the loud rap on my front door.

Two policemen trussed-up in navy-blue uniforms with brass buttons glinting in the early morning light growled at me. The one with a ratty moustache introduced himself. I was in shock and didn’t quite catch the name but the second, shorter and bald, barked, ‘Constable Higgins!’

Where the hell was my husband? […]

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