Category Archive for: ‘About books’

Are you a Once only reader or a Re-reader?

I read, a lot – every single day – and I write (most days), so words swirl around inside my head all the time. Because of that I can get easily distracted as words other than those I’m reading pop into my thoughts. It can be a real problem – sometimes I forget or confuse character names, sometimes I even …

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The Cornish Knot rings true

It is always pleasing to receive a review on a social media site or a readers’ site, it is even more pleasing when a reader takes the time to find your contact details (mine are always at the end of my books) and write you a personal message. I received one such message a couple of days ago: I have …

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You are invited too – Historical Novel Conference

I am delighted and honoured (and ever so excited) to have been invited to speak at The Historical Novel Society Australasia  2017 HNSA Melbourne Conference  on 8-10 September 2017.  The weekend programme will showcase over 50 speakers discussing craft, research, inspiration, publishing and personal histories. HNSA is excited to welcome Kerry Greenwood, author of the The Phryne Fisher series as the guest author, …

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Always Remember 5th November

I’ll be at The NZ Book Festival on Saturday 5th November at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, with my historical novels: The Girl from County Clare / The Cornish Knot / The Disenchanted Soldier / The Art of Secrets I’m looking forward to seeing you there. Do stop by and have a chat and please ask me about my current work-in-progress: Set in Karangahape Road in …

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Best review for a story of survival and hope

A chance meeting aboard our cruise ship with an Irishman from Australia has resulted in this wonderful review of ‘The Girl from County Clare’. I am filled with gratitude that he enjoyed the story so much that he took the time to write and publish this in-depth review in The Irish Echo, a Sydney newspaper for ex-pats. Describing the book …

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