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Rocking Horse Hill

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 by

Today I have a great friend of mine stopping by for a chat – actually I have thrown a heap of questions at her – about her new book Rocking Horse Hill. As always, Cathryn is a hoot, which is why her books are so entertaining. (I’m hoping to score a copy of Rocking Horse Hill for Mother’s Day. I’ve been dropping LOTS of hints to the kids!!) Here is the book and blurb. Ever since she was a little girl, Emily Wallace-Jones has loved Rocking Horse Hill. The beautiful family property is steeped in history. Everything important in Em’s life has happened there. And even though Em’s brother Digby has inherited the property, he has promised Em it will be her home for as long as she wishes. When Digby falls in love with sweet Felicity Townsend, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Em worries about the future. But she is determined

This month Booktopia are celebrating Romance for Australian Authors.  Each day they will feature an Aussie Romance Author on their blog. Today its Anne Gracie anwsering the ten questions.  There is a fantastic line-up of Australian romance authors, including plenty of other rural-set fiction authors like me across the month so stay tuned. You can read my answers to those questions on the 7th July (Sunday). Now there are prizes for the Author and the Reader this month too. The author with the most sales in July will win a review on Booktopia’s blog and a pair of diamond earrings from ICE! So if you were thinking of buying one of my books, or getting a few for your bookclub in the next few months, nows the time to do it. Here are the links: The Family Farm 17% off Heart of Gold 17% 0ff The Road Home 17% 0ff The Sunburnt Country 33% off   Your chance to WIN! Any order for an Aussie Romance

Next in my Writers Whereabouts is Cathryn Hein. She writes about Mt Gambier, which I can say I have visited and seen the gorgeous Blue Lake. I hope you enjoy this snippet into Cathryn’s life and  my favourite photo is the one of Cathryn jumping on Dinks. Look at you go, Cathryn! Thanks so much for inviting me on Writer Whereabouts, Fiona. It’s a lovely idea for a series, albeit a little tricky for me given our penchant for moving around. Five and a bit months ago we were Melbournians, catching trams, grinning each time we passed the MCG, and loving its football tribalism. Five years ago Newcastle was home, and what a fabulous one it was too. This time ten years ago we were four months into what turned out to be a three year stint living in the south of France. In a few years time we could be somewhere else. I hope

Today I have the wonderful Cathryn Hein with her ‘Writers Whereabouts’. I have also been to Mount Gambier so it was great reading Cathryn’s blog. I hope you enjoy it too. (I love the photo of Cathryn jumping with her horse Dinks). Thanks so much for inviting me on Writer Whereabouts, Fiona. It’s a lovely idea for a series, albeit a little tricky for me given our penchant for moving around. Five and a bit months ago we were Melbournians, catching trams, grinning each time we passed the MCG, and loving its football tribalism. Five years ago Newcastle was home, and what a fabulous one it was too. This time ten years ago we were four months into what turned out to be a three year stint living in the south of France. In a few years time we could be somewhere else. I hope so. The house moving might be a pain in the

RWA Conference 2012

Thursday, 23 August 2012 by

I should have called this blog ‘Name dropping’ because I will be doing a lot of it. But it’s hard not to when I spent the whole RWA conference going ‘OMG thats so and so’ and running around getting books signed by these authors. Lets start at the beginning. We flew over to the Gold Coast with my family for a few fun filled days before the conference. Yes, we went to Wet’n’Wild and we went on the ‘wanted to scream my head off but was too scared’ ride first. Had the best day with the kids up and down the rides all day. (Gave my legs & butt a fab workout!)  Perfect weather, hardly anyone around and no mobile phones AKA no work! Bliss. We also went to Seaworld and spent a day walking around Surfers Paradise. Hubby had the kids entertained while I was at the conference. I think they spent every moment

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

Writing spaces part 3

Saturday, 17 September 2011 by

Okay, I’m back again with the next round of author’s and their special places.   I was hoping to get this up on Friday but I had to work at the shop. But now I have the whole weekend to put this one together.  This time we’ll start with Cathryn Hein. You would have seen her new book Promises doing the rounds in the papers and displayed in the shops. I was lucky to meet this wonderful lady in person at the RWA conference. (Yes, I met lots of amazing authors there…and i’ll be going again next year lol) Cathryn: “One of my best writing investments has been this work station and chair. I used to work on an overcrowded old square desk with a cheap office chair but found it too uncomfortable. This set-up allows me to have all my notes spread out and within swivel distance, and being under the window means there’s plenty of light.

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