Monday, July 04, 2016

A FREE book...

Meet Me at the Treehouse is a free short story set in the teahouse at beautiful Lake Barrine on the Atherton Tablelands.

As well as telling the story of single mum, Penny, who's looking for love, it introduces you to Jackie and Kate, a couple of key characters from my new novel, The Grazier's Wife.

You can get your free download of Meet Me at the Teahouse from a range of sites:
amazon  kobo   iTunes  Google play

There's also an extract from The Grazier's Wife in the back and this book is available for pre-order at all the usual outlets.

Booktopia  Bookworld  Book Depository 
iTunes  amazon  Google play

Sunday, June 12, 2016

a bargain that won't last...

Zoe's Muster, the first book I wrote for Penguin Australia, is currently reduced to $2.99 at amazon and kobo, iTunes and any other ebook stores. If you haven't tried my longer books, why not grab this one while it's such a great price.

Also, I'm thrilled to say that Moonlight Plains is back in the book stores today with a lovely new cover starring Kitty and Ed. :)

And, I sent out a newsletter a few days ago. It was such a relief to know I'd finally got the hang of it. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter there's a button on the home page of my website and there'll be more news coming soon with giveaways and free reads.

In family news, we had the most wonderful celebration on June 4th when my mother turned 90. Despite the terrible weather in Brisbane on the day, the whole family managed to be there, including Mum's eleven grandchildren.
Here she is looking as glamorous as ever, with the beautiful and scrumptious white chocolate cake my sister made, and three of her great granddaughters.

Very special!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

An award nomination and an interesting find...

More good news this week. Thanks to some wonderful Aussie readers, The Secret Years has been nominated for an Australian Romance Readers award. I'm thrilled and honoured to get this nod.

Also in the past week, my husband and I have been going through boxes of "stuff' and in much the same way that my characters might stumble upon things, we've found a lot of interesting memorabilia, including this "occupation currency" used by the Japanese in the Pacific Islands during the war.

There were also slim volumes about the ordeals of fighting in the islands and the New Guinea jungles (which would have been very useful for research while I was writing The Secret Years)  These two pics leapt out at me. These men could so very easily have been Harry Kemp, or one of our very own uncles.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Happy New Year!

I'm on deadline, hence the slow start to the year on this blog, but I hope it's going to be a wonderful year for you, bringing you good health and a deep sense of satisfaction from your achievements.

In terms of my books, I've had a great start with a new book straight out of the blocks on New Year's Day.

The Husband She'd Never Met is an amnesia story, just like my very first romance Outback Wife and Mother, published in 1999, only this time it's the heroine who has amnesia. 

I love giving my characters problems I'd hate to have to deal with in real life. The story was a lot of fun to write, so I hope you enjoy it.

In Australia, you can buy it from Booktopia as a Forever Duo with Christy McKellen's debut book Unlocking the Boss's Heart, or you can buy it as a stand alone ebook from all the usual places.

I should mention I've bought lots of books from Booktopia and they are fabulous to deal with. Super professional.

In other book news this month, three of my favourite stories are now available on Kindle for just

S1.50.  Outback with the Boss won a Romantic Time's Reviewer's Choice Award and A Bride at Birralee was a finalist in the Romantic Book of the Year. the other story is the cutie, Outback Baby. So why not grab a bargain?

I still love to read physical books, but I also enjoy reading books on my iPad, especially when I'm travelling and I've installed the Kindle app, so I have a choice of places to purchase. I'm still in awe of that one click buy. So incredibly easy and such a luxury to lie in bed with a cup of tea and buy books.