Free on 26th and 27th February, 2018: ‘Sisters and Rivals’

Like nostalgia? Here’s a sweet romance set in the Australia of the 1950’s: ‘Sisters and Rivals’.

Interested? Then why not download a copy while it’s free on Amazon Kindle!

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Free from 29th Nov. to 2nd Dec., ‘Of Love and Secrets’

 

Here’s a treat for lovers of sweet, contemporary romance! An Australian love story with soul!

And it’s free to download on Amazon Kindle from the 29th November to 2nd December, 2017.

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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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It’s Wisteria Time!

Here in Sydney, Australia, it’s wisteria time! Though it isn’t as easy to spot as it was years ago, there are still houses around that feature it in their gardens. Our home is old – being built almost one hundred years ago, and the wisteria in our yard might well have been planted way back then. It has definitely graced our springtime for over half a century. I remember it in flower as a small child.

While its flowers are delightful, the perfume that accompanies them is also worthwhile.

Enjoy!

 

 

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And Now for the Big Announcement

And now for the big announcement…

After writing and publishing for just on six years,  I’ve finally tasted success.

My twentieth title, the Jane Austen fan fiction work entitled ‘Longbourn Revisited’, has today been awarded an Amazon Best Seller flag.

Thank you to all my supporters and well-wishers who kept on visiting my blogs and dispensing encouragement!Screenshot_2016-09-05-23-19-44-0114060354_1776488029299331_1192375809_o (1)

Link to Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Longbourn-Revisited-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B01KUJ9B5U

The House That I Grew Up In…

2008_03020220This is a painting I did about eight years ago of the house that I grew up in. It was located quite near the city of Sydney, and wasn’t far from a very busy thoroughfare. Its most impressive feature, to my young mind, was the staircase that led from the street to the front verandah. Sometimes, at night, we would sit outside and look up at the moon and stars. We seemed to be quite high off the street. Funny how age changes our perceptions…

Sadly, the house was demolished a few years ago.

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New Release: ‘Longbourn Revisited’

Earlier this year, fellow writer and friend, Sarah Johnson, suggested that I might like to try something different: Jane Austen fan fiction. Being a long-time lover of the immortal classic, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, I approached the project with mixed emotions.  Excitement and insecurity about my ability to anyways approach doing justice to this iconic work figured high amongst them. At any rate, this is the result: a novelette entitled ‘Longbourn Revisited’, which was published just a few hours ago.

https://www.amazon.com/Longbourn-Revisited-Margaret-Lynette-Sharp-ebook/dp/B01KUJ9B5U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1471925813&sr=1-1&keywords=longbourn+revisited#nav-subnav

Kudos to Sarah Johnson, of Peculiar Designs, for creating its cover.14060354_1776488029299331_1192375809_o (1)