1. Some book series start off in the author’s head as a series, others develop into series only when the author gets to the end of the book and realizes they still have more story! Which camp does the Trial Bay series fall into? Collision, Book 1 in the Trial Bay series, started … More Audrey Greathouse interviews PJ Byer
A fantastic six week placement at MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale. English Co-ordinator, Anne Lovett, engaged me, having chosen Collision as the novel for study for all of Year 10, Term 1 2016. There was a formal introduction at the Whole School Assembly, so that the students and teachers realised that Mrs Berzins was also a … More Author in Residence MCC
Photograph by Flora Greenslade. Okay…so you’re asking – rust? Rust is a nasty thing, we all know that. Metal objects crumbling away in the weather, rotting and corroding over time. Well, I’m using rust here as a metaphor, people! As in rusting, deteriorating relationships. I’m fascinated, as are many (most?) of us about how people tick, … More Worst Advice We’ve Heard about Rust
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.
I haven’t posted here for ages as there’s been just too much happening in my life!! I plan to do more regular posts to update you about what I’ve been up to, as well as post photos. Here is a taste of what I’ve been up to: 1. Author-in-Residence at MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale, during … More It’s Been Too Long…but I’ve got some good excuses!
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
Tonight I had the privilege of being a guest at a local Central Coast book club which had chosen Collision as their book. We met at Tuggerah Thai restaurant. They have been meeting for six or seven years, initially pre babies and now negotiating families and work, which is a fantastic feat of juggling and … More Book Clubs ~ sustenance for mind, body and soul
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