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May 23, 2015

Writing in Colour: At the Spectrum Exhibition, YMCA Christchurch
Kia ora Potential Readers and Supporters,

Having written non-fiction books for years, I am now writing fiction, (have been for a while...) and yes, my debut novel will be published by US publisher She Writes Press in April, 2016. I have two more novels in various stages of revision to come after that (and more in me somewhere). Who can tell who will like what book, but as a rough guide, if you enjoy the kind of novels book groups love, and you are a woman mid-forties or older, please give mine a look. Of course I welcome readers of every gender and anyone above the age of 15, but just saying. Mostly I write about family ties, love in its widest sense, and women (men too but not so centrally) being forced out of their comfort zone, with, of course transforming growth! There is always a medical, neurological or psychological sub-theme in my stories (who would have guessed). My settings are evocative—islands (Great Barrier Reef, Shetlands, Great Barrier Island), New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, Boston, London (first two novels). Siberia coming up in novel six.

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