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New Release – The Sydney Quartet

new release Meet Me at Harry's

Latest Release:Meet Me at Harry’sDear Readers,I hope you enjoyed reading ‘Shadow House’ and ‘Flank Street’, and will go on to enjoy ‘Meet Me at Harry’s’. For those of you who are not familiar with Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, it is an iconic pie cart situated in the Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. (Woolloomooloo — what a […]

Vaka’etu, Vava’u

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Vaka’etu, Vava’u – one family’s paradise. Vaka’etu is a small island in Vava’u, one of the three groups of islands that form the Kingdom of Tonga. Vava’u is the northern most of the three groups and is comprised of 70 islands, only 17 of which are inhabited. In Polynesia it is told that the islands were created by […]

Tools

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Tools, and what that means to you. Tools, what does the word conjure in your mind? Is it a set of metric spanners, a garden rake and fork, or perhaps scales, mixing bowls and spoons. We are surrounded by tools, filled with tools, and our minds use tools all the time to make sense of what […]

Learning

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Learning lessons – do you learn yours? Learning comes in many different and unexpected forms. Over the years, I’ve learned a few the easy way, and many more the hard way. Some are waiting to come at me again.noun: the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught.Learning is something we do […]

The Voyage of The NaNoWriMo

I’d seen the word, the name, but knew nothing about it. It was a mention on another author’s blog—+MJ Bush, I think—that caused me to look at what it is; what NaNoWriMo meant. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual writing challenge. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel—or 50,000 words of a […]

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 […]

Writing In The Gulf of Panama

Some days it feel as if years have passed since I have been at sea, yet in reality it has been just a few months. This morning, as I warmed up for my days work with a third coffee, I looked at the track of my last voyage to see where I was last year […]

Lessons amongst the waves

It was windy here in Odenwald yesterday. We walked through the thick pine forests in the late afternoon, protected from the wind and enduring the light rain. I was glad not to be at sea. Last year at this time I was getting ready to transit the Panama Canal. After that transit, came one of […]

You have to live it up before you can write it down.

“Write what you know.” unknown “You have to live it up before you can write it down.” Robin Moore.   Those two lines are well known, but sometimes not so well understood. Write what you know is about more than remembering places and event. It is about recalling your emotions and reactions, the reactions and words of others, […]

When is enough enough?

When is enough enough? How often have we read that in writers and editors blogs? I remember years ago sitting on a friends yacht, looking around at the interior and wondering when he was going to finish it. A clamp and a wire coat hanger held the single burner stove was in place. The three […]