Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Plus your choice of one of my Penguin novels...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A pre-Christmas giveaway.

 I have a new romance coming out on New year's Day.

 It's called THE HUSBAND SHE"D NEVER MET and, like the very first romance I ever wrote, it's an amnesia story.

Romantic Times have given it four stars and the reviewer comments...  A mystery filled with intertwining secrets makes Hannay's story all the more interesting...

A lovely big box of the book arrived yesterday and as Christmas is on the horizon, I decided it's time for a giveaway.

To be in the draw, you can leave a comment on my Facebook page or here. Good luck!!

Friday, November 13, 2015

This week at our place....

I found a very Christmassy looking bush in our patch of rainforest.

The lilies I planted in the grove (that we planted a few years earlier) all flowered.

And I worked out how to finish my current book with sticky notes on my study wall.

No, I'm sorry the hearts aren't sex scenes. They mark a different time line. :)

Oh, yes, and I changed the banner at the top of this blog. Not sure how it works on your screen, but I need to slide my browser bar to see the whole panoramic shot that my nephew, who was visiting, took for us.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Jacaranda time...

We always make sure we include a trip to Herberton at this time of the year to see the jacarandas.

The displays aren't as stunning as the southern avenues and parkland, but I think I enjoy these trees so much because they pop up, dotting the hillsides, in what is normally pretty dry and dusty country. It's such a lovely surprise to emerge out of the bush and there they are...

Herberton is an old mining town to the west (still on the Tablelands) and the minerals in the soil give the trees a depth of colour that my camera couldn't quite capture.

 But I thought they were still worth sharing.

When I was growing up in Brisbane and we still had major external exams, there was a saying, "If you haven't started studying before the jacarandas flower, you've left it too late.' :)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

An exciting week in North Queensland...

It's been very exciting in FNQ with the Cowboys' big win. We've been hanging out for this for years. We  had family staying for the big game and the girls decorated the TV area with plenty of posters supporting the team and they even taught us the Cowboys' song!

And my husband cooked the most scrumptiously delicious post-game roast lamb.

The girls also went fishing with Pappy to re-stock the fishpond.

And a great time was had by all!!!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

My new love affair with spring...

I've written here before about my love of autumn and winter. Living in the tropics, we brace ourselves for summer (as opposed to em-bracing it) or we head south. Summer is heat, humidity and cyclones. And spring is often uncomfortably warm... a warning of what's to come.

This spring (so far -- and I'll probably regret saying this out loud) has been glorious with beautiful cool, sunny days with a light breeze. Perfect weather for being outdoors --which is something of a problem for a writer on a deadline.

But as gardening is my main form of exercise, it's important. Right?

And this spring I've been indulging in my love of dainty, romantic flowers. I've planted them in the ground.

In pots.
 And in hanging baskets.

 I've even planted them around the fishpond (currently minus fish, but granddaughters are coming and that will be rectified).

And I'm loving their generous showy display.

What are you doing this spring? Or autumn if you're on the other side of the globe?

Monday, September 21, 2015

This week in YOURS magazine...

I talk about my late start in writing and how I persisted in spite of rejections.