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More to an Author than Writing…


People often believe that artists are addled brained individuals who randomly throw their imagination, be it words, photos, drawings or ideas, out into the world. That might work for the rare few, but most writers, painters, photographers, actors or artistically minded people need to carefully plan their work. After two published novels and a third […]

What Drives an Unknown Author to Keep Writing?

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When you can’t get an agent or a publishing contract, you have to consider if you really have what it takes to be an author. That is why genuine peer book reviews are so important, they give you the incentive to keep writing and to persist in pushing yourself to improve your work. Ankita is […]

Seed of Hope Reviews – Keep them Coming!

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Thanks to my readers who have taken the time to review my last book – Seed of Hope. What are Reviews all about! You know it isn’t about the number of stars, the sales or the recognition. Writing fiction and especially fantasy is about sharing little pieces of your imagination with others. I write to […]

The Rewards of Youth Work

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Youth Work Can be Challenging You never really know if what you are doing is making a difference. When my oldest son was in his early teens I worked on a number of youth programs, mostly as a volunteer but partly in paid work. One of the events we developed was a part of National […]

Things That Drove Your Mother Crazy!

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Things that drove your mother crazy and are now driving you nuts A new bottle of milk opened when the old one has half an inch left in the bottom and is still in date. The new  butter opened, when there is still at least one slice of bread left in the old one; really […]

What I Learnt from Community Radio

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‘You have a great voice for radio!’ Well it was better than being told I had a great face for radio. When I was in my late 20’s I did a short stint in local community radio. I am sure I was only invited to join in order to bring down the average age from […]

Beta Readers for Book 3 – Covenant of Grace Series

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It was a really exciting day when I finished piecing together the story and character development in Book 3 of the Covenant of Grace Series. I love jig saw puzzles and making sure that all the threads of a story weave and intertwine at the right times and with the correct and intended meaning is […]

Did I Really Write That? – Creative Writing and Personal Development

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Well the rough draft is finished and I have started my first edit of book three in the Covenant of Grace series. – Yet to be titled. People often ask me how I go about the writing process; do I plan the whole book chapter by chapter or do I make it up as I […]

I Caught Up with Sally Cronin on Smorgasbord

Like me, Sally is an avid blogger and author and we caught up for an interview. Sally asked some really unique questions and delved into my history a little deeper including a little more about my Great Uncle George Johnston and what I do when I am not writing. Smorgasbord Open House – Australian Author […]

Farmer’s Wife – Mementos from the Past

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My Farmer’s Wife Series is a real life memoir of my early farming days, when I left my family in the Adelaide outer suburbs and married a Dairy Farmer. On our recent visit back to where it all began, I raided my mother-in-laws cupboards and found a few memories hidden amongst her photos. I thought […]