Angels and Bandits by Brodie Curtis

Today I'm delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Brodie Curtis’s newly released novel Angels and Bandits as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Angels and Bandits follows two young RAF pilots during The Battle of Britain. From the author:By October 1938, Britain and all of Europe were of … Continue reading Angels and Bandits by Brodie Curtis

Book Review – The Angel of Goliad by Jean M Roberts

The Angel of Goliad begins in Houston, Texas in the present day when Magda O’Toole, an investigative journalist, wakes from a four month coma following a fall from a ladder and is stunned to discover that she can now speak Spanish. On her return home, she finds a package from Matamoros, Mexico waiting for her. … Continue reading Book Review – The Angel of Goliad by Jean M Roberts

Cold Blows the Wind – my newest novel

Well here it is, my latest novel—published last Thursday—Yay! Unlike my previous two novels which were set in the Elizabethan period and peopled by fictional characters, Cold Blows the Wind begins in Hobart Town, Tasmania in 1878 and follows a period in the lives of my paternal great-great grandparents Sarah Ellen Thompson and Henry Watkins … Continue reading Cold Blows the Wind – my newest novel

When The Mermaid Sings by Helen Hollick

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Helen Hollick’s prequel to The Sea Witch Voyages, When the Mermaid Sings as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. A DISPATCH FROM THE AUTHOR A brief bit about the Sea Witch Voyages: I wrote the first Voyage (Sea Witch) back … Continue reading When The Mermaid Sings by Helen Hollick

Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo

Today I’m delighted to be sharing an excerpt from Heidi Eljarbo’s newly released novel, Secrets of Rosenli Manor, as part of a blog tour hosted by The Coffee Pot Book Club. Secrets of Rosenli Manor is the first book in Heidi’s new turn-of-the-century series, Mysteries of the Modern Ladies’ Society. The gardens were quiet. The … Continue reading Secrets of Rosenli Manor by Heidi Eljarbo

My Reading – March 2022

Vandemonians, the repressed history of colonial Victoria by Janet McCalman‘Me name’s Miles; Ellen Miles,’ remarked an old woman at the City Court yesterday. Spinning Tops and Gumdrops, a portrait of colonial childhood by Edwin BarnardThis book tells the story of the six generations of children, the offspring and descendants of convicts and settlers who grew … Continue reading My Reading – March 2022

The Story Behind the Story

I was recently interviewed by Allan Hudson on his South Branch Scribbler website. Allan is a talented Canadian author who writes across several genres including of historical fiction, crime and thrillers. He is also extremely generous in his support for other writers. In the interview I discuss what inspired me to write my forthcoming novel, … Continue reading The Story Behind the Story