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!
I Visit Terrigal High School for Book Week! On Friday August 28, 2015, Terrigal High School librarian, Ms Lyndall Gale, and Head Teacher English, Ms Carla Vieusseux, invite me to present an hour workshop on creative writing as part of Book Week. Ms Gale has purchased a copy of Collision by PJ Byer for the library! … More I Visit Terrigal High School for Book Week!
In Australia, of our approximate twenty five million inhabitants, the vast majority of us hug the coast, mainly the east coast. We’re an island, after all, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of kilometres of coastline. There’s far fewer of us in the remote centre or the dusty outback. We love water in any form ~ … More Beach…water, surf, sun. What’s not to like?
So, here’s the thing…I’m drawn to mysteries, where things have happened in the past, and these events and decisions affect the present. I’m drawn to stories where there are secrets and misunderstandings. Certain characters struggle with decisions about when and how to reveal these secrets, and this has consequences for others, who perhaps are unaware … More Mystery…or, what’s gonna happen next?
The day a new writer dreams of has arrived, and my book is published! Above is the completed cover. So much hard work, long hours of editing and editing drift into the ether as I see my book up on Amazon. I feel lucky that I’ve enjoyed the writing process, I fall into a reverie … More Collision is published July 5, 2015 on Amazon
My debut YA novel Collision is about to go up on Amazon as an ebook and also as a print book….exciting! It’s been a long journey to get to here. What’s it about? Well, an angry and defiant, Stella runs away from home and lands in a small seaside village. It is overlooked by the … More Collision by PJByer being uploaded to Amazon
A man is chasing her. She’s out in the sticks, up the coast. It’s a rainy, dark night. She crouches, terrified. My main character, Stella, is a runaway from Newcastle, NSW. She thinks she knows how to look after herself, but before too long she’s in a frightening situation. Red-hot angry, she ran from home. … More Keep running