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.