It’s been a long time since I posted, but here goes. I’m just finishing In the Valley of Rainbow Mist, which is set in the Blue Mountains region in Australia in 1925. Staircase to the Moon will be released next February along with the English version. I should’ve finished the book by now, but with family coming for Christmas I’m so distracted with washing curtains and putting up all the Christmas trimmings. You know how it is! Apart from that it’s been a pretty good year. I had an eye operation for a cataract. That was interesting as it was done while I was conscious. I actually watched it through blurry vision. Unfortunately it was hayfever season and my eyes were very irritated and itchy, so I had an uncomfortable two weeks where I couldn’t really see the computer to write and both eyes were driving me mad. However, now I can see in the distance, which is a novelty and I’m not a danger to anyone driving.
I post on facebook far more than here, but I’ll try to make more effort.
So Merry Christmas everyone. Have a wonderful break and see you in the New Year.
Thank you kindly to my readers who post good reviews on amazon. They are much appreciated. I write for you, my readers, so it’s always wonderful to have positive feed back. It’s inspirational for the book I am working on. It’s also wonderful to have my latest book released in English at the same time as the German release. I hope Flight of the Jabiru is as well received as the German translation. ...read more
Flight of the Jabiru was released this week. In German (title Dreams under the Red Sun) and in English as an e-book. This is the first time I’ve had a book come out simultaneously in English and German, so it was exciting. I’ve had a new editor and translator, so hopefully the books will do well. Other than that, I’m working on the outline for a new book. I’ve scrapped my first idea. I can’t seem to come up with good plots for books set by the sea for some reason. I live by the sea, but I’m always more...read more
Hi, Still working on Staircase to the Moon. Running very late with my deadline but so many dramas have gotten in the way. That’s life with families, but it’s made focussing very difficult. Anyway, I think I’m back on track. The weather is beautiful on this side of the world. Christmas is rushing at us at the rate of knots. Bring on the New Year I say, and a much calmer life. This year has been hard for so many people I know. Friends have lost their partners to cancer. Other elderly friends haven’t been well. I have been...read more
If you are wondering what’s happened to me, we’ve had a long, cold winter, so it’s been good working weather. On the downside there’s been no incentive to get out into the world. I’ve completed three quarters of Staircase to the Moon and it’s going quite well. Max, my poor old dog is getting old and has been sick. He’s nine and a half now, very grey and limps quite often. My brother has been ill with pneumonia, quite a worry, but at least he’s stopped smoking. He’s a...read more
Hi, everyone. I finished the book at the end of November. My office wasn’t completed until mid December, but it came out very well. I was exhausted, but there was no time to rest with Christmas upon me and my sister and her family arriving. To top things off, I had stomach pain that wouldn’t go away. I was convinced I’d torn a stomach muscle. On my birthday, the 21st December, we went out for Chinese, but I was in so much pain that we had to go home early. That evening was the annual street party, but I couldn’t attend....read more
I’ve almost finished writing Flight of the Jabiru. Only three chapters to go. I had planned to have it finished before the builder started my new office, but like all plans, that one went awry. It’s been a very strange few months. Not only am I busy writing, but I have several friends who are very ill with cancer. Honestly, I’ve never known so many people to have cancer. It’s rather daunting and makes you question your own mortality. Such a serious subject. I am rather excited about my new office, though, and having...read more
Yesterday I had to take our twenty year old cat to the vet to be put to sleep. The poor old thing had been hanging on and on, but she was so thin and then Saturday night her back legs gave way and she could no longer stand. It was heartbreaking. Tawny had been a stray in 1993. She was a sweet cat, but as a kitten she had the unusual habit of trying to suck our ear lobes. I remember my youngest son wanted her to sleep on his bed, but all night she kept attaching to his ears, so he had to put a sock over each ear to stop her. Thankfully she...read more
I have one book out in Spanish, with a new one being released in October. River Of Fortune was released in Spain in August last year. It seems to have been doing very well, particularly in kindle, so I’m very excited about the new release, Beyond the Red Horizon. I was following River of Fortune on kindle and at one point saw it at number 2 in all kindle books on Amazon.es, which was thrilling. I know it stayed in the top one hundred for quite some time. As an author it’s so encouraging to see your books do well, and...read more
Hi, everyone, How do you like my new page? Pretty wonderful, isn’t it? I wanted something that really depicts the Australian bush and the settings of my novels. I think that’s been achieved. There will be a lot more content soon, so please come back and have a look. Meanwhile I’ve started a new book, FLIGHT OF THE JABIRU. I’ve done four chapters and I think it’s going really well. This book is set in Darwin. I will be heading up there in July, as it’s too hot up there now. In July it will be freezing down...read more
Hi, everyone. Well it’s January, 2013. I’ve done the outline for FLIGHT OF THE JABIRU and started Chapter One. Several things have happened in the past few months since I last posted here. As you know I’ve had an ongoing problem with neck pain while sitting at the computer. I think I’ve finally solved that problem, something I was determined to do, and had to do, if I wanted to continue to write. I’ve bought several chairs in the past few years, and got rid of them, as none were perfect. This year I decided I had...read more