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
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
Now, I may not have built a writing empire quite yet, but I’ve got to say that the humble librarian has been so helpful to me on this quest. You may not want to build a writing empire, but have your own dreams…how can the librarian assist you to reach that goal? This is … More How to Build an Empire with Librarians
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 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