Monday, December 04, 2017

New Reviews on

Denise's dogs in  Tayinloan, Kintyre, Scotland

See reviews on

Friday, November 17, 2017

Book Launch - Renée These Two Hands

Tuesday 21 November 6 p.m. The Women's Bookshop
105 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.

NZ Book Reviews by

Both of these books have good reviews on the flaxflower blog. click here.

For Christmas Gifts Send E-Books to Your Friends

 All three e-books are on sale from Amazon for 0.99c each. (Kindle $1.16)
They would make good Christmas gifts for the friend who is
spending time at the beach down under, or if in the northern hemisphere,
tucked up beside a glowing fire with snow falling outside.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Why Writers Write

All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
–George Orwell, “Why I Write,” 1946

Writing a novel is a painful and bloody process that takes up all your free time, haunts you in the darkest hours of night and generally culminates in a lot of weeping over an ever-growing pile of rejection letters. Every novelist will have to go through this at least once and in some cases many times before they are published, and since publication itself brings no guarantee of riches or plaudits, it’s not unreasonable to ask what sort of a person would subject himself to such a thing.