This book is about to be released in late May/early June 2016. It’s been a labour of love, and my editor is perusing it for final “tweaks.” This story is set more than forty years prior to Collison, Book 1, and explores the strained dynamic between Stella’s father Paul as a teenager, and his mother, … More A Cover Reveal for Corrosion, Book 2 in the Trial Bay Series.
Avalon Beach on the Northern beaches holds a special place in the heart of our collective family. Once you wind your way along Pittwater Road, and past the “bends” you arrive at this peaceful little haven with a village atmosphere. Okay, the house and land prices are crazy Sydney inflated prices with the consumerism that … More Avalon Beach
Today, Australia Day January 26, 2016, would have been my Dad’s 85th birthday. He passed away nine months ago, and he is missed a great deal by us all. It’s hardest for Mum ~ they would have been married sixty years last October. Above: Frank and Judy Byer’s wedding October 21, 1955 Dad was a … More Frank G. Byer ~ a tribute
Photographer Janie Barrett, SMH http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-new-years-eve-celebrations-kick-off-with-welcome-to-country-and-family-fireworks-20151231-glxlkl.html It’s New Year’s Day and this isn’t a post about New Year resolutions…sigh of relief. I want to take a moment to reflect on becoming an author over these last three years, and practise an attitude of gratitude. I had a dream (yes, thank you Martin Luther King, you had an even … More How having a dream can help you live a better life
If you would like to check out Jen at http://jenryland.blogspot.com.au and her YA Romantics site I’d appreciate it. Jen is putting up Indie Inbox on December 31 with a list of about nine Indie Writers and their books. My book Collision is included. Visitors to the site vote on their favourite book or the book that most appeals … More YA Romantics
How do you get creative? Yes you! We should each have a creative outlet where we let the juices flow. No stress or tension, no negative voices in our head ….just witnessing what we create. Do you play guitar, or design a garden bed? Do you put posters or postcards or prints on your … More How do YOU express yourself?
Okay, so getting teens and younger ones to read can be like pulling teeth. Especially with social media demands and temptations, like Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and apps on their iPhone or other devices. Here are some ideas, with thanks to The Guardian. 1. Have a parent who loves reading. With Mum and/ or Dad … More Five ways to get young people reading
Mallory Heart Reviews Collision, part of the Chick Lit Plus Tour this week…. Review: COLLISION by P. J. Byer What Stella wants most is to “find home,” in the emotional sense, whether she realizes it or not. Her irascible personality alienates the family and friends who wish to be her “home,” so now she’s run … More Is Stella being guided “home”?
The Lost Journal What happens when you find your old journal, and in it is jotted the bones of a story? What happens if that story has been rattling around in your head for fourteen years? What happens if you’ve always wanted to write, and now finally you have time to pursue this dream? … More The Lost Journal
I’m so pleased to introduce Audrey Greathouse, author of The Neverland Wars, who has just signed a contract with publishers Clean Teen. Her answers are fascinating and perceptive, and are a great insight into how persistence pays off for a hard-working, talented writer like Audrey. Firstly, congratulations on your publishing deal with Clean Teen…very exciting! Can you … More Meet Audrey Greathouse, Author of The Neverland Wars