Category Archives: Australian fiction

The Casualty

The evening’s breath bites at my ears and through my coat as I dash along shadowy streets, wishing I’d asked for the car. When I arrive he’s on our bed trembling, shoes still on, body tight as a curl grub. … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION Challenge #2 – try it, you might get addicted…

No, no, the title isn’t the prompt! 🙂 Stories for the first Flash Fiction Challenge  Love Gone Wrong ranged from putting the love-blame squarely on Jane Austen’s shoulders, to Lola’s suspicious mind and where it got her (besides an expensive plumbing bill, and that’s … Continue reading

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Does anyone else have this problem with book reviews on Amazon?

Yes, I do write for the love of it, but it would be helpful if…. My query to Amazon this month – Subject: Book reviews not co-ordinated across Amazon sites. Hello Amazon team I am hoping you can help me. Could you … Continue reading

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Write your novel with US words and spelling, they said.

So I tried, I really did. After all, Australian television has so many American shows and sit-coms, right? All I needed to do was make a few adjustments –  no ‘u’ in ardour, behaviour, colour, honour, glamour, flavour, labour, neighbour, odour, … Continue reading

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Sizzling book descriptions…

I’m back from the cave (actually, we call it Nanna’s room, for when she visits—otherwise it’s where I write.) I’ve finally pressed the upload button on Amazon, and Arafura – Unfinished Business (the sequel to Arafura – Blood, the Wet and … Continue reading

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From dragons to warships, from fairies to androids – thanks to a talented artist.

In this post I’d like to thank the imaginative, talented, patient woman who designed the covers to my two novels, Michelle Rene Goodhew. I also love the covers Michelle Rene created for other books and am in love with this … Continue reading

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