Thursday, June 21, 2018

Coming Soon: Return to Emira

I'm excited to reveal my next cover and blurb. Return to Emira, coming soon.
I loved writing this novel, and I do hope you enjoy the journey into another Rural Romantic Suspense with Mystery which also contains a contemporary feeling.

Blurb: 
After the death of her fiancé, Brad, Amber Woodward moves from the small town of Emira to Wood Creek, to her father's cattle property on the northern tablelands of New South Wales. Two years later he passes away and she inherits the property.

With two children to provide for, she injects everything she has into Wood Creek but the drought has a way of pushing a person backwards when they least expect.

Wade Saunders, a man she once loved turns up on her doorstep. Her first instinct is to slap him on the face. He disappeared from her life twelve years ago and she thinks he's responsible for Brad's death. When her property is broken into and when cattle go missing, there is much more at stake than material possessions.

Wade's had his share of problems but he needs to explain what happened the night of Brad's death, and the reason why he left the area. When the drought breaks they are forced together which unearths a shattering truth.


Can this couple reconcile, or has enough damage been done to keep them apart?

Monday, May 7, 2018

Whale Migration Where do they go?

I saw my first whale the other day, migrating down the east coast of Australia. It was close to shore, but not close enough to take a pic with my phone, unfortunately. 

I was unsure of their migrating habits and this picture explains their activity. Apparently 30.000 are to migrate, but I'm not sure if that is including the west coast as well, as it seems a lot of whales. 


Below are some photographs I took a while back of a pod of whales. They're just as beautiful as dolphins, don't you agree? 





Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Anzac Day in Australia 2018

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is the anniversary of the landing of our troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I.

On April 25, 1915, Australian troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, a site they were advised 'a friendly beach.'

For the men and women who displayed great courage, discipline and self-sacrifice in serving our country.
ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day.


THE BATTLE OF GALLIPOLI

In 1915, Australia along with its Allies  Britain, France and Russia, Italy, and Japan were at war, fighting Germany, the Ottoman Empire aka Turkey, and Austria-Hungary. Most people think of World War 1 of fighting the Germans in the trenches across France. But Russia was also under attack from Turkey in the Caucasus. To aid their plight the Allies devised a plan to distract Turkey by attacking the Gallipoli Peninsula, on Turkey's Aegean coast. By taking control of this strip of land they would have control of a strait of water called the Dardanelles and lay siege to Turkey's main city, Istanbul (then Constantinople).

A DISASTER UNFOLDS

The troops were advised that the beach was friendly. Under misdirection, around 20,000 soldiers landed on the beach, but they landed in the wrong place. With steep cliffs and the fire of the enemy surrounding them, they fought for several months but couldn't make any leeway. There wasn't anywhere to go, so they dug in and copped the brunt of the Turks. Thousands of Aussies and Kiwi soldiers died, not only from the battle but from disease caused by the living conditions.

This disaster gave birth to the Aussie Digger, a courageous battler who faced inconceivable odds with humour, courage and mate ship. Eventually the troops were withdrawn but nothing was accomplished.  It was from here that the legend of the Aussie Digger spread throughout the world.






AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.


LEST WE FORGET

Thursday, March 29, 2018

It's Easter

Wishing you a Happy Easter, even if you do not celebrate Easter, I do hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Keep safe on the roads.  :) x