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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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Is free just another way of spending the advertising budget?

I was drawn to write this post after reading Chicki Brown’s Thursday Thoughts, where she responded to another blog as to “Why are More and More Authors Faking Their Way to the Top of Bestsellers Lists?” Since I started on … Continue reading

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Check out Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay’s review of Secrets From The Dust

When a friend referred this novel to me, I promptly added it to my TBR list and the author was kind enough to send me a free copy for review purpose. Since this particular friend of mine doesn’t recommend books … 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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Author’s Research – before or after the first draft of your manuscript?

I recently finished the first draft of my next novel, provisionally titled The Disease. For my previous two published novels, I did a great deal of the research before I started to write. In the case of Secrets From The … 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 Interview at Confessions of a Reader

I am interested in peoples struggles, be they for freedom, inclusion or to be loved. I also like to travel, when possible, and learn about different cultures. This has led to incidents from around the world generating ideas for my … 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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Why should the reader care?

Recently, I asked a reviewer I met on KUForum if she would like to review my novel, Secrets From The Dust. She replied to say that it was not the sort of book she normally read, but she would have … Continue reading

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