Thirsty Cocky

3 Mar
Thirsty Cokcy

Thirsty Cocky

It’s hot outside, especially for autumn. Small wonder that this beautiful, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo is pausing for a drink.

He’s chosen to live in our local bushland park, where there are plenty of watering spots.

Enjoy!

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Countdown: Long and Short Australian Stories

3 Mar

To celebrate my appearance today on both Kev’s blog and Clean Indie Reads, my popular collection of romantic short stories is a Countdown special at US99cents right now, and will also be significantly reduced on Amazon UK within hours.

Please spread the word :)

Author of the Month… Margaret Lynette Sharp!

3 Mar

Author of the Month… Margaret Lynette Sharp!.

Still Out: Four O’Clocks!

2 Mar
Four O'Clock

Four O’Clocks

These rank high amongst my favourite early memories of flowers. They grew without attention in my childhood home near the city of Sydney. Fortunately, my parents brought a few tubers with us when we moved away, and so they have stayed with me all my life. These little flowers are commonly known as Four O’Clocks. They are not widely grown. Maybe gardeners are worried that they will spread too far, or perhaps they are unaware of their existence. I have seen reference to them in *one* gardening book (out of many). They come in a variety of colours, often two colours on the one flower (or even plant). Popular or not, I still love them! Copyright ©

Summer is Still Here…

27 Feb
Bathing Kookaburra

Bathing Kookaburra

Autumn may be knocking on Sydney’s door, but weather-wise, Summer is still in full swing.

Right now the sun is shining brightly, the humidity is high, and the air is warm.

What better time then for this wise Kookaburra to indulge in a refreshing bath?

He seems to be making the most of it!

Enjoy!

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Australian Beauty: Crimson Rosella

24 Feb
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

One of the most strikingly-beautiful parrots of Australia must be the Crimson Rosella.

Fortunately for me, these (along with other stunningly-coloured parrots such as Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots) are fairly common in our local bushland park.

Nothing beats seeing these birds living as nature intended, flying as they wish, and resting securely on the branches of our native trees.

Enjoy!

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Countdown: Two of my Titles

24 Feb

Readers in the US and UK please note: both my new Young Adult romance release, ‘Of Love and Secrets’, and my well-reviewed collection of romantic and human interest short stories, ‘Encore’, for a limited time will be Amazon Countdown deals, some deals commencing on  the 24th February 2015 . UK readers, though, need to wait until the 25th February for ‘Encore’ to be discounted. All deals are for Kindle editions, and the savings are significant!

I’m delighted to announce that the wonderful EReader News Today have chosen to promote ‘Of Love and Secrets’ in tomorrow’s edition.

If you, or someone you know, likes these genres, why not take a look?

Thanks for helping to spread the word.

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