Yes, a lot of time has passed since my last update. No, the dog didn’t eat my blurb, I simply haven’t found my way back to the virtual world in the last couple of years, as the real world has been as much as I could handle. My life has undergone considerable change, some of it good and some not so; one of the changes being that I have had to leave my lovely island home and move to the mainland. Mind you, Wynnum is what they call a bayside suburb in Brisbane, so I’m not too far from the water.
While I’ve been coping with the mayhem of real life, or in fact what has made it possible to cope with that mayhem, is that not only have I published my first novel, ‘The Basketmaker’, I’ve also finished and published a second novel, ‘The Way Home’. To finish 2016 with a bang, I wrote and published my third novel, ‘A Good Woman’, set in Cairns and the tropical hinterland of the 1970s. For this story I created the fictitious town of Gerygone, named after a bird native to the area. This story was such a pleasure to write and I became such good friends with the characters, that I followed it up with a novel titled ‘The Other Woman’, which was published last year.
Reviews of both books were very encouraging, and led to the third book in the Gerygone Series, titled ‘The Forgotten Woman‘. I finished 2017 with the publication of that story, thinking my Gerygone series complete. However, Gerygone wasn’t quite done with me and in March this year I published the fourth and final Gerygone book, A Reliable Woman. Although the stories are set in the same geographical location, they cover different time periods and feature different characters, although there are some familiar faces in each story. Print copies of all books can be purchased through feedaread.com
Having put women’s fiction aside for a while, I have just completed my first crime novel – Free Fall – which tells the story of a young woman whose world falls apart when one of her closest friends is murdered. Not only does she have to cope with the tragic death of her friend, she becomes the prime suspect in the eyes of investigating police officers, and the next target for a murderer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
So it’s been a busy time at my writer’s desk and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Now that I am back in the real world it won’t be so long between updates.