Tag Archives: Literary fiction

Book review: Because We Are – A novel of Haiti by Ted Oswald 5*

I learned about “Because We Are”, a novel whose profits are going to help Haiti NGOs, when I read the blog post about its author Ted Oswald signing with Amazon on David Gaughran’s website, and I am so glad I … Continue reading

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Book Review: To The Grave by Steve Robinson. 5*

Why did I feel as though I was sitting in front of a glowing log fire as I read To The Grave? Because as tragic as some of the events were, the book gave so much warmth and pleasure. Whenever … Continue reading

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Do US readers prefer a different cover to UK readers?

I ask myself this because when I recently put up my original cover for Carnival of Hope on KBoards.com, mainly visited by US readers and writers, to get opinions for the paperback cover (in order to do a Goodreads giveaway … Continue reading

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Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – The Australian Outback

In my research for Secrets From The Dust, the landscape and environment of the Australian outback always seemed to have such a significant impact on the lives of the peoples living there, that I had to treat it as if … Continue reading

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Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – Separation of the races and the settlements

In this next post from my series about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the use of settlements to separate the races from each other, and Aboriginals from their mixed-raced children. … Continue reading

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Ebook Review: A Storm Hits Valparaiso by David Gaughran 5/5*

Once I started this book, I just wanted to be left in peace to finish it, and everything else—including preparing Sunday dinner—became an annoying distraction. We have all heard of Simón Bolívar, a leader in the struggle to free Hispanic-America, … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting the recent promotion of Secrets From The Dust

Thank you for supporting the recent promotion of my novel, Secrets From The Dust, which saw it rise to #36 Free in Kindle Store, #1 Literary Fiction and #2 Drama. I hope the readers who downloaded the book will enjoy … Continue reading

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Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – Australian Aboriginal Civil Rights Movement

In this next post from my series about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the Australian Aboriginal civil rights movement, followed by a short scene from the novel which illustrates their … Continue reading

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Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – The loneliness of the outback for European women

In the third of a series of posts about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the loneliness of life in the outback for European women, followed by two short scenes that … Continue reading

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Review of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth 4/5*

I love novels that help me to experience a new culture, and the Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck took me on a thoroughly entertaining journey through early 20th-c China. We follow the lives of the hardworking but poor farmer … Continue reading

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