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Guest blog – Sara Foster

Monday, 14, January , 2013 by

On one of my trips to Perth last year I caught up with Sara Foster (a bestselling psychological suspense writer) and her gorgeous daughter for a chat. It’s always wonderful meeting other authors as we have so much in common. Being able to share and swap stories face to face is a treat for me as the nearest author is miles away. We both got our first contracts in 2008 – wow has time gone by fast. I’ve asked Sara over today and here she shares her thoughts.   NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS Usually by the time 1st January comes around I have a neat list of resolutions for the coming year. However, this year I’ve suddenly found myself in 2013 while still trying to catch my breath from 2012! However, one thing I have vowed to myself is to make sure I don’t get distracted from the essence of what I love about writing

Guest Blog – Karly Lane

Tuesday, 08, January , 2013 by

Today I have the wonderful Karly Lane over for a chat. Her new book Bridies Choice is out now (and on its way to me in the post. Hurry up Mr Postman). I can’t wait to see what Karly has cooked up for us again. I’m sure there will be plenty of laugh out loud moments. Thanks for being my first guest blogger for 2013, Karly! It’s so good to be back here on Fee’s blog, it’s been a while. Life gets so hectic and time flies; before we know it another year’s gone just like that! (I couldn’t agree more!) But it got me thinking about my journey so far and I have to say it’s really great to take a minute and look back at how far we’ve come. I remember buying Fiona’s first book, The Family Farm, along with Fleur McDonalds Red Dust and loving that finally there was some rural fiction

Nicole Alexander – Guest Blog

Tuesday, 11, September , 2012 by

I’m excited to have fourth generation grazier and bestselling author Nicole Alexander here today to share her inspiration. Nicole’s new book, Absolution Creek is out now, and a fine addition to her growing colletion of rural books. When you read Nicole’s section below you can see why her books are written so beautifully and just how easily she takes us into her world visually. Thanks for stopping by Nicole! Inspiration Many things inspire me through the course of a day; a flock of birds winding their way to a waterhole at sunset, clouds drifting against a duck-egg blue sky and the caress of the wind on my skin. Although as a grazier I’m particularly aware of the elements and the landscape around me, there is something about spring that makes me both joyous and curious about life in all its many forms. Spring is about renewal and birth, and to an extent, determination. I imagine the myriad plants which

Barbara Hannay – Guest blog

Monday, 30, July , 2012 by

Now I’m excited to have Penguin author Barbara Hannay with her new rural book Zoe’s Muster as my guest blogger today. But Barbara is no first time author. She is an award-winning, bestselling author of forty novels published in twenty-six languages worldwide. I’m very excited to have an internationally bestselling author here today, so let’s find out a bit more about Barbara.     Barbara, could you please share with us how you begun your writing journey. Thanks Fiona… I’ve actually been writing for as long as I can remember. Even before I learned to write, I used to make “movies” for my sisters by drawing scenes on pieces of paper that I passed through the slats of orange boxes – a frustrating process, but I persevered. I think perseverance is one of my strengths. Many years later, I was busy teaching and raising four children, when I discovered Mills and Boon, and I knew I had to

Jennifer Scoullar – Guest Blog

Sunday, 15, July , 2012 by

Today I have an amazing lady, Jennifer Scoullar who I met last year in Melbourne at the RWA Conference. She is one person who I remember very clearly. Her beautiful personal story has stayed with me, such a giving person and I hope she will write about that one day also. But for now she has a new book called Brumby’s Run, (out now!!) another one for our growing rural lit, chook lit, rural romance genre…(I’ve tried to include them all). Jennifer is talking today about something she is passionate about…Brumbies.   Hi Fiona, and many thanks for inviting me over to your blog. I have a new novel out, called Brumby’s Run. It is dedicated  to Australia’s marvellous Brumby welfare organisations. Groups like the Victorian Brumby Association, Save the Brumbies (and a dozen more!) operate on a shoestring to train and rehome these wonderful horses. They also work very hard to better the management of

Helene Young – Guest Blog

Friday, 06, July , 2012 by

One of my favourite authors is the lovely Helene Young and I’m very excited to have her as my guest blogger today. I’ve been lucky to have met Helene a few times over the last few years at the RWA Conferences and looking forward to catching up again in just over 5 weeks time.  (yay!!)  I also can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of her new book Burning Lies, I have been waiting since I finished Shattered Sky for this story on Ryan. And from all the amazing reviews I’ve read so far, it’s living up to my expectations as always. A big congrats to Helene on her third book! Here she is… Fiona, thanks so much for inviting me to talk about Burning Lies on your blog. This is the final book in the Border Watch series and it explores the impact of bushfires and arson on our communities. The idea started back


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Rachael Johns – Guest blog

Friday, 08, June , 2012 by

I would like to introduce you to a great friend of mine, Rachael Johns. I met Rach many years back in Perth. My first book had been published by Penguin so the year was 2009 and we were both at the RWA WA road show. I was new and Rach was just one of many friendly welcoming faces and finding out she was a fellow country WA girl, was even better. We actually lived closer before she moved out to Goomalling to run a supermarket store with her lovely family.  Let’s find out a little more about Rach. Hi Rach, thanks for stopping by.  Let’s start with the exciting stuff. Your new single title is out soon, please tell us when it’s out and what it’s all about?   JILTED released 1st of June and it’s about long-lost lovers reunited. Of course true love never runs smoothly and all those clichés, so there’s a lot


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Guest blog – Mandy Magro

Friday, 01, June , 2012 by

Today my guest is rural Penguin author Mandy Magro. It’s seems fitting as just yesterday I recieved a signed copy of Jacaranda in the mail. (It went to Karlgarin, another town up the road even though it was addressed for Pingaring but none the less I now have it in my hot little hand and will be reading it after I finish The Lavender Keeper) Jacaranda is OUT NOW! Congratulations, Mandy! So a huge thank you for my special signed copy and thanks so much for blogging with me today. Thanks for inviting me over to your blog, Fee. I’m so thrilled to be here! The time has finally come-Jacaranda has hit the shelves. This is the second time I have experienced the euphoria of releasing a book and it’s wonderful! I count my lucky stars each and every day that I’m a published author and I continually find the support from book shops, the media,

Cathryn Hein – Guest Blog

Thursday, 03, May , 2012 by

My guest today writes about horses. Now I grew up with horses next door and was always in awe of them and have been on the back of a few over the years but I wouldn’t say I’m a rider. (I tend to stick with cars as they don’t have a mind of their own!!) I had one horse try to grind me off her back by running close to the fence. I lifted my leg in time…but you see…I know nothing lol. But I love reading Cathryn’s books as I can understand the connection you could have with such a beautiful animal. Cathryn is also a fellow rural Penguin author who I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of meeting. (Gotta love the Romance Writers of Australia Conference. I have met so many amazing authors from it.) I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of her new book, and without further ado, I’ll

Karly Lane – Guest Blog

Sunday, 29, April , 2012 by

I’m very excited to bring you author of rural romance (with suspense) the lovely Karly Lane. Author of North Star and new release Morgan’s Law. It’s out now, just in time for Mothers Day!! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!  As I read I can hear Karly’s voice and her humour coming through the words on the page. Always a delight.  Now I’ll let Karly tell us about her new book…… It’s really lovely to be dropping by to chat with you and your readers, Fee, about my new release Morgan’s Law. Thanks so much for asking me. Well, book two! I’m so excited to be releasing another book—but it just doesn’t lose that nerve wracking, happy, sick, nervous felling that goes along with a new release coming out does it? (I totally hear you, about those nerves Karly :/ ) Morgan’s Law is another rural community based story, and centres around Sarah Murphy who is

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