A Couple of Announcements

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To all my loyal blog readers…

I’ve been writing eBooks (and tree books) now for six and a half years. It’s been a journey of hopes fulfilled, and hopes dashed. I’ve known both brickbats and bouquets from reviewers. I’ve known the joy of a writing a best seller – ‘Longbourn Revisited’.  I’ve known the sadness of publishing more than one title that’s been loved by most reviewers, yet overlooked almost entirely by the book-buying public. ‘Uncertain Love’ and ‘Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable’ spring to mind in the latter category.

Enough of that.

The time has come for me to have a break – perhaps forever – from writing.It’s so long since I touched the piano that I’ve all but forgotten how to play. Ditto for painting in watercolours – something I used to love.

So, what’s left?

I have twenty-five titles out there, all available on Amazon. Within…

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New JAFF release: A Party at Longbourn

Like to read Jane Austen fan fiction? Here’s a new release: the third in my series.

‘A Party at Longbourn’ is a short and sweet novelette, ideal for those who like to read in one sitting.

The newly-widowed Mr Collins is looking for a wife. Will he choose one of the remaining Bennet girls?

This eBook is free to download for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Glorious Bottlebrush!

What unusual and  delightful flowers are these! And don’t the birds love them…

Bottlebrushes are a popular tree where I live, and many have been planted on the streets nearby. The parrots seem to be especially attracted to them, often leaving a carpet of flowers under the branches. In our local bush-land park, I often see Rainbow Lorikeets perched near their flowers. What a dazzling display of colours…

Enjoy!

 

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A Magpie Takes A Walk on the Shore

It isn’t every day that I see a magpie on the shore of the local swimming baths.

These handsome birds are well known for their habit of swooping at humans during the bird’s breeding season, but I am yet to witness it. Fingers crossed that my run of luck continues!

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P.S. My new release, the Jane Austen fan fiction title, ‘An Encounter at Longbourn’, is now available to read free for subscribers to Kindle Unlimited.

https://www.amazon.com/Encounter-Longbourn-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B01M5EZ2SX/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1477809610&sr=1-1&keywords=an+encounter+at+longbourn

Kookaburra Grabs a Treat

It’s not uncommon to discover Australia’s Laughing Kookaburras looking for whatever they can find that picnickers have left behind – or even for these bold birds to snatch a piece of someone’s lunch.

But recently I saw one, that was about to fly off with a piece of orange rind in its beak. Maybe it was health-conscious… How much better was this than, say, half a burned sausage?

 

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Cockatoos Aplenty!

These days, the Sulphur-crested cockatoos that inhabit the local park are making themselves more visible that ever. I’m not sure whether it’s simply because their numbers have increased, or whether the cockies are becoming bolder in their habits, but over the last few weeks there have been many, many of these amazing birds, searching for food around the local river banks, and even on the grassy footpaths outside the houses that are located in the more quiet areas of our suburb.2015_0531imagefacebook0073. Love their expressions!!

P.S. I’ve just released a little eBook of three short stories, two of which have won literary awards. The eBook is called ‘The One That Got Away (and other short stories)’. Here’s the link https://www.amazon.com/That-Away-other-short-stories-ebook/dp/B01M8HPHQB/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1476685169&sr=1-1&keywords=the+one+that+got+away+by+sharp