About Me

author pic 5I have lived in Melbourne, Australia for most of my adult life having spent much of my childhood on a dairy farm in South East Queensland.

I began this blog to explain the journey in writing my first novel. My father passed away some years ago and I discovered letters he had written in 1948 to my grandmother. From the letters, I  untangled a story of hardship, Colonialism, racism, violence and murder .

Having no background in writing, I’ve always been an avid reader.  Three years ago, I managed to unravel something inside me that drove me to write. I published my first novel, called Climbing the Coconut Tree  in February 2016.

My short story, ‘The Surprise’ was shortlisted for the Lane Cove Literary Awards in October 2016.

Writing is now my passion.  My next book titled, “Out of Nowhere – A Collection of Short Stories,” is due out May 2017.  I am also working on another historical fiction novel called, ‘ A Perfect Stone,’  about two children escaping from the Greek Civil War during a mass evacuation.

Thank you for taking the time to be interested.

25 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I love what you’re doing with your blog, and I find your novel intriguing. I too want to share my father’s story as a historical novel but don’t have the benefit of too much history. He was raised in an orphanage from an early age (therefore, quite a bit of fiction!). That book will have to wait until my memoir is finished, or maybe not.

    The header image you’ve used is just perfect. A word of caution; if you haven’t used your own image, set up a page called something like “Header Credit” or “Header Attribution” to give the photographer credit for the image. You don’t want a lawsuit for copyright infringement. Take a look at my book review blog or my writing blog at SherreyMeyer.com. Both have such an attribution.

    Otherwise, your blog seems to have a good foundation, and I really want some time to read more of it. Good luck with your book!

    PS: I’m subscribing to your blog via email.

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  2. Highest and Best to you as you await your first published book of shorts, or begin your self-publishing journey. I love that when you found your father’s stories, you decided to continue his legacy by writing them into what may turn out to be a wonderful success. Fingers Crossed!

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  3. Thank you for liking my post on One Year On and Still Blogging! It is a great way to connect with people! Where did you grow up in South-East Queensland? We had a cattle property half an hour south of Beaudesert, right on the NSW border. Your book sounds really interesting- old family letters are so valuable! Good Luck with your next book! x

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  4. I’m glad you liked my article ‘When A Book Deal Is Not A Big Deal’. Thank you for visiting my site. You have an intriguing premise for a story, I must say. It must have been quite an emotional experience to find those letters and piece the past together. I hail from Malaysia and fully understand what it must have been like to be ruled by the Japanese. It was a very unpleasant time for my grandparents and even parents. Well done in telling your parents’ story in a book! Best wishes

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