Sunday, 10 September 2017

Boat to Baguette FREE

FREE yes all FREE 


 freefrom Thursday 14th September pacific time USA (from midnight)

Brisbane QLD is 17 hours ahead of Pacific Time

so that is 5pm until Saturday 16th September   to download
Follow these live links.
USA amazon
AU amazon

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte These prophetic words are the beginning of an adventure. When two intrepid Aussies decide to buy a house in France after living on a boat for 11 years, they get more than baguettes and stinky cheese. Wonderful neighbours, horrible drains, fabulous wine, French taxes. Boat to Baguette is a humorous rollercoaster ride as Hettie and Boomie make France their new home.




Thursday, 31 August 2017

FAT BITS FREE

                                        FREE


FAT BITS will be FREE  on kindle
4th September to 6th September 2017
(USA time)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B6UX9Y6
this book went to number #1 three times on kindle.au
it's FUNNY. LOL. a hoot!



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Murder! Mayhem! and lesser cuts of meat ..taster

The boys tramped across the field, over the Alsop stile and then down the muddy lane to the manor and stood to admire the turret.
“Do ya think she’s a witch Harry?”
“Nah. If she was a witch she’d have a black cat.”

I wouldn’t be an author if I didn’t put a black cat strolling past the boys at this point.

“Jeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzus.” Stan Jr stuck a little closer to his big brother.
“Co-incidence.” Harry said trying to convince himself.
The lads trotted up to the front door and tried to peer in through the dirty window.
“No-one’s home. Lets go.” Stan Jr said and tugged on his brother’s arm.
“Let’s knock.”
Harry lifted the ornate knocker when there was a bellow from inside the house and the boys turned to run bumping into each other and dropping their parcels.
“Eh.” Ol’ Pol opened the door to two wide eyed lads. “What do you want?”

Harry peeled his little brother off his back and picked up the meat packets.
"We are doing good deeds." Harry said as Stan Jr tried not to swallow his tongue.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Chapter furniture. Building a book.

I like to make my books look good on the inside as well as the outside. All my books have that little something that sets them apart. I always start with a quote pertaining to the story. I have chapter furniture, as I like to call the embellishments.

There is something special about flicking through a book and coming across a line drawing, a cartoon, a photo or different script. For me it shows there has been a level of care, thought and consideration not just for the words, but for the visual delectation of the reader. 




Friday, 7 July 2017

what to write and when

I always have more ideas than time to write them. But there comes a time when you are researching a book and you still want to be creative. This is when I write another book that has been nagging me for a while. I also find that if I get the cover sorted early it sets the book in my mind. I can change it around later, but talking about it, sharing it on social media having something to show makes the project a concrete thing. Psyco -babble maybe, but it works for me.
So this is how it pans out.
I'm researching my speculative fiction Pi. A trilogy...something I have always wanted to write.
At the equinox the planet received a call from 3.14159265359. What the message contained would be the end or the beginning. You make the call. You decide.
 Then I was tinkering with Il est Mort. A comedy. I have this one all plotted and ready to go with 20k good words down. I think this one has great potential, but I felt I needed a break from it because I just couldn't get the humour quite right...after all it needs to be funny. Real LOL funny and it was only mildly chuckly if you know what I mean. I have stepped away and I'm thinking on it and it will all fall into place. I think I know what I need to do and will come back to it with a fresh eye.

Crispin Stitt is suffering. He needs to take control of his life, but when his editor hates him, his publisher won't talk to him and his wife wished he was dead, pinning his hopes for a happy life on his latest manuscript is optimism in the extreme. 

So I started this one. It is just the ticket to keep me entertained while I write. This one is zippy and set in England, which suits my humour down to the ground. I am on the boil with this one.

When the 46th in line to the throne of England is popping by to congratulate Winnie Pollock on reaching 100, the village of Beetling Down goes all out for his light supper. But with the rivalry of the Tripe club -v- the Trotter Epicureans for catering, there is more to the story than a silver condiment set

Murder! Mayhem! and lesser cuts of meat.


My new work in progress. I love this one.

When Pomeroy Whistable, the 46th in line to the throne of England is popping by to congratulate Winnie Pollock on reaching 100, the village of Beetling Down goes all out for his light supper. But with the rivalry of the Tripe club -v- the Trotter Epicureans for catering, there is more to the story than a silver condiment set.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

boat to baguette in a magazine with a competition








.renestance.com click here
  read the small interview and maybe a chance to win a copy.

or cut and paste this address
https://www.renestance.com/from-boat-to-baguette/