Wagin Woolorama 2012

Sunday, 11 March 2012 by

Another year and I was back at Wagin for the Woolorama. If I thought the Friday was hot, then I was wrong because Saturday was even worse but it didn’t stop people from turning up. It helped that my site was in the Wool Pavilion, with nice cold concrete floors and an air con right above me.  We also have the fashion parade in the same shed so we had tunes all day. It was fantastic to be able to spend both days meeting new people who brought my books for the first time as well as fans dying to buy the new one.  Last year I’d met a farmer and he helped me with some idea’s for The Road Home, so it was nice to meet up with him again. On the first day I had a bit of time to duck off to the nearby shed where the sheep judging went on and my

Win Win Win

Saturday, 03 March 2012 by

Okay, seeing as I have a small collection of my third book, The Road Home I am offering up two signed copies, posted out to you with a fancy Rural Writers Rock stubby holder. Now all you have to do to be in it to win it is leave a comment. Simple as that.  Please leave something about yourselves behind so that I can get to know YOU. Maybe you love dogs. Maybe you love roses or the afternoon sun on a spring day. (lol I like all those things). Share something about yourself, even if its just small.  I will draw both winners at random on the 13th March.   And don’t forget for your chance to get a pre-release copy, I’m at the Wagin Woolorama 9th and 10th of March. Come see me in the Wool Pavilion as I’ll be there all day, both days. Except for toilet breaks, food breaks and when my friends

Buying signed books

Sunday, 26 February 2012 by

I get emails from people asking to buy signed books. This is not a problem. 🙂 I love the fact that you want my books, and I’m honoured that you would like them personally signed. I have just set up an ebay account so if you prefer to buy them that way, just search for the books or here are the links to their pages. The Family Farm           Heart of Gold           I will have The Road Home up, close to its release date. Alternatively you can send me an email requesting a book and providing me with your address. I will then get back to you with costs, including postage and my bank details. Once payment has come through I will post your book/s straight off. Although don’t expect a speedy delivery. To Perth sometimes can only a few days but over east could take up to two weeks.  Snail

Prologue -TRH

Wednesday, 15 February 2012 by

A special treat to celebrate my birthday today. I’m sharing with you the Prologue from The Road Home. Hope you enjoy it. (Please ignore any errors due to my cut and paste skills…I had trouble finding a copy of it. Where is my assistant when I need her…oh that’s right, its me. lol) PROLOGUE MAGic was happening. even at the tender age of twelve, Lara felt the energy around her from the land. This afternoon was no different. A family of kangaroos grazed in a nearby paddock, their imposing figures framed in the afternoon glow as a little joey moved around in the dry, golden grass. They might even be big reds, but with the ochre hues from the setting sun behind them, Lara couldn’t be sure. ‘Get a load of that, Larz. isn’t it just the duck’s bum?’ She studied the pink and gold sunset in the reflection of her father’s eyes. To Lara,

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Heart of Gold B format

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 by

  This box arrived a few days ago. I love getting new books in the mail, mine or others. Something magical about new things. 🙂 This is the B format of Heart of Gold. Its a cheaper smaller version which is going on sale at the end of February.  What do you think of the bright sunset? Or did you prefer the blue skies better? At the moment I’m close to finishing my fourth book which is called Bundara Skies, or Under Bundara Skies. (The last one might be too much of a mouthful!) But don’t get used to that name, as it will probably change. I don’t have much luck with titles. The Family Farm was called Gumlea Heart of Gold was called The Cleanest Cut The Road Home was called The Last Link….but only briefly…I just needed a name to save the file in lol. But I’m not fussed on what the title

The Road Home – 2012

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 by

I’m very excited to share with you the new cover of The Road Home. Although I will have copies early to sell at the Wagin Woolorama on the 9th, the book isn’t released until the 28th March. When your life is at a crossroads, how do you find the road home? (love this line) Lara Turner has a boyfriend, a nice house in the city and a chance at a big promotion. So when her brother calls asking her to come home, she hesitates. Can she face the memories that inhabit the beloved place of her childhood? And how does she feel with the news it’s to be sold? Is she the answer to saving the family farm? Jack Morgan has memories of his own to contend with. A falling-out with his family and a bitter end to a past relationship have left a big chip on his shoulder. When his best mate’s beautiful sister arrives

Cover photo’s cont…

Thursday, 30 June 2011 by

And more photo’s are coming in, so here’s the next few. I love the colours in this photo of Lee’s. Those were taken by Lee Beattie and the one below by Lyn Kaye. Now this next one dosn’t have a road but I had to share Jess Milne’s photo. It’s very close to her heart and I can see why. Love the header/sunset combo…I’d love this as a cover to one of my books. Just fab. The ones below are from Sharon Casey…love this gravel road! These next few are from Kaye Doecke. (Wish I had trees like these) Thank you all for sending in your photos. Remember the original has to be of high quality! Please keep sending them in, there are some wonderful photo’s here. Cheers guys 🙂

Photo’s for The Road Home

Monday, 27 June 2011 by

Already people have been so wonderful in wanting to share their photo’s.  I hope we can find one the art department will want to use for the cover.  Fingers crossed.  If you have any sort of stunning pic with a road, please email it in and i’ll put it up. Here are a few so far from Alison Brideson. I don’t know about you guys, but this last one I can really see as a cover picture.  Not the landscape in my book (no ranges) but still its great! The ones below are some i’ve taken:

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