2020 already…where did the time go?

What do these two pictures have in common? Well, since you asked so nicely, I shall tell you.

The one on the left is the logo of my publishing company, Blue Phoenix NZ Ltd. The one on the right is the house-bus my partner and I have just bought recently. After much serious thought, and deliberation, not to mention a few bourbons to christen the new ride, we have decided to name her Moonshine Phoenix. Moonshine due to my partners love of brewing a darn good Bourbon, and phoenix due to my passion for writing and also the fact that the bus got half way home before a terrible crunching racket began emanating from her bowels and we had to detour on the trip home to a nice friendly diesel mechanic. It appeared she had popped a really big foo foo valve, (or whatever the big bus equivalent is) and was in desperate need of repairs. Said mechanic is now giving a new life to this poor neglected old gal! Needless to say she will be back with us in due course and the new adventure begins ๐Ÿ™‚ Watch this space…

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So… lately my blog has been about as lively as this cute but sedentary wee gargoyle. Sorry about that. Had rather a busy year last year, what with finishing my degree, running for regional council, writing another book and beginning a new job.

Still, I’m not one for excuses. I’m back and rearing to go. I’ve got another two books on the go and excited about sharing updates with you along the way.

And if my muse is playing hard to get, I’ll just procrastinate and tell you all about the house bus adventures/dramas instead. ๐Ÿ™‚ No doubt you will likely find those stories every bit as amusing as the ficitonal ones I write.

It’s the end of summer here in NZ and I’m truly over the stifling heat. Apologies if you are up in the northern hemisphere freezing your niplets off. I’m sure the warmer weather up there will be on its way soon. It’s finally cool enough to go to sleep without melting into a puddle so I will bid you all good evening and try to get back to this blog before 2021.

Sophie is a fruitbat

No promises mind …

Author in Aussie

outback spectacular

Had a ball of a time recently on holiday in Australia with family. As per usual, I was totally spoiled by being surprised with a night out at the Outback Spectacular show. Absolutely loved it! The show was full-on and breathtaking. Costumes, lighting and performance all top-notch. And although they were catering for over 1000 guests, the meal arrived hot and delicious.

I highly recommend seeing one of these shows for a great night out (especially if you’re particularly fond of horses).

This holiday was super special as I had the privilege of being present for the birth of my very first grandchild, a bonny wee boy who has stolen a big chunk of my heart.

My dopey dog at home decided to go neurotic and get extreme separation anxiety, resulting in jumping a high fence, not quite making it and separating the bones in his femur …. so I’m the vets favourite customer this month, again!

Ah well, the fun never stops in this neck of the woods. Take care all. Mind those fences.

My horse Storm

The Chameleon Shop Book One

This book is for lovers of fairy tales …

Kaylee Browne discovered a magic key in a new bookstore in town. The key takes her to the faraway lands of The Five Realms, where she begins a quest to find the maker of the key so she can learn how to get home… then to her surprise, a completely new quest to save someone very dear to her.

Along the way, she encounters fairies, giant cats, flying horses, a castle, a witch and many other magical creatures including a dragon.

The shop is called the Chameleon Shop for a good reason … would you care to find out?

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