Excerpts from The Sydney Quartet

Excerpts from two books of The Sydney Quartet It’s been a busy few weeks in many ways as I prepare for the publication of Flank Street, and start those spring jobs in the garden. I’ve also been working on the third book of the Sydney Quartet. Today I’m taking the easy path and pasting some excerpts here for you to enjoy, and comment on. Flank Street Excerpt We join Flank Street as Micky and Carol drive back to Sydney to collect a…

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Heather – Against All Odds

I considered changing the title of this novel to 'Against All Odds'. Not due to the content—although in one way it does reflect the theme—but due to the string of events that slowed, and at times inhibited, progress, and then ultimately obstructed my efforts to publish. It is now three and half years since I left Australia in pursuit of a lifestyle that would facilitate writing. From the quiet comfort of Tamborine Mountain, I recalled that period of my life when I was…

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As one manuscript closes, another opens.

As the writing of one book ends, others start to push forward, competing for time and space in my already overcrowded head. It has been tempting to start on another manuscript before this current one is as finished as I can make it. I have seen many references by other writers who do that. Leaving one unfinished work for another. I suppose for some it is a method of dealing with writer's block. For others a way of putting some distance between…

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