Sunday, February 18, 2018

Between the Pages of After Sundown


Hi, there.
As most of you know I lived on the edge of the Outback for some time. It was a wonderful experience. I glean my stories, settings, and characters from my experiences during my time in this great wonderful land.

One of my ancestors was a tracker with the New South Wales police force many moons ago. Therefore, I gleaned what little information I could and gave them to one of my characters. I also put a in a twist. It's fun inventing people. Seeing them in my mind’s eye. They truly come to life. 
Did you know that an experienced tracker can read the ground like a book? Often in harsh and remote areas, trackers are famous for using their bush skills to spot the slighest of markings and reveal the direction a person has taken. They sound out things which are unnoticed to the untrained eye. Footprints, broken trees or a camp fire. Even working on a large cattle station, they find cattle and horses if they disappear.

If they are tracking an animal, they can probably tell us the size and weight and approximate age of that animal. If the animal is female, he will know by the spacing of the hind legs wheter or not it is carrying young.   

He can usually tell us the species of a lizard and not only which way a snake is travelling, and its size, but how fast it is moving and whether it is harmless or venomous. Such talent is priceless.
I also use German Shepard’s in After Sundown. You'd know the reason why, while reading. Here is a glimpse of Bear, the second dog I used in After Sundown, who was a gift from the hero to the heroine. 

Isn't he cute? 




 

 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February's Newsletter is Out Now

February's Newsletter is out now.  More details available on my website.


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February is going to be a great month. To kick start our New Year, Every subscriber will receive a free e-book with lots more giveaways, and competitions, throughout the year.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Release Date: After Sundown February 14th 2018

"After Sundown" Release date: February 14th.

I'm excited to bring you another Rural Romantic Suspense, After Sundown. I can't wait as it's been a while since publications.



Romantic Suspense set in rural Australia.

After Sundown is about a country change to a property which has a dark history. It is also about small town gossip and a sexy Jackaroo, who turns out to be much more than a man on horseback.
Blurb:
After the death of her husband, Ebony Burrows follows through on her dream to move to a property they'd purchased some years back at Hope Creek, near Whispers Gully.

When she arrives, she is warned to lock up after sundown. Ebony isn't into superstitions or small-town gossip until Mr Handsomeness, the next-door neighbour, and the recent caretaker, introduces himself as Tyler Hanson.

He repeats the warning she had from the real estate agent when she picked up the keys. Hope Creek is not a safe place for a woman to live alone, and she must lock up after sundown. Her suspicions are aroused when Tyler becomes an annoying neighbour.

Ebony discovers a murder-suicide happened in the woolshed at Hope Creek five years ago and she thinks she's made a rash decision. Worse still, whoever is responsible for the unnerving incidents about her house is targeting her and not the community of Whispers Creek. Ebony doesn't know who to trust.

Are two of the most wanted criminals in Australia responsible? Does someone else have a vendetta against her? Or perhaps it's the stranger who knocks on her door after sundown.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Have a great Australia Day

Have a great Australia Day!

On Australia Day, January 26th, we come together to celebrate our great nation and being an Australian Citizen. 

It is a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we are proud of. It is also a day to re-commit and help make Australia an even better place for our future.

Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.


Have a great weekend and a great Australia Day.

Aussie, Aussie Aussie. Oi Oi Oi. :)