Archive | May, 2013

A New Review: 25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia

28 May

One of the joys of being an author is the delight that a positive review of one’s work can bring.

So, today has become something of a red-letter day, with the publication of the review of my first title by  Goodreads Aussie readers moderator  Brenda Telford.

Here it is:

25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia
by Margaret Lynette Sharp (Goodreads Author)

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Brenda‘s review

May 27, 13

bookshelves: aussie-authors, autographed-book, short-stories, own-read

Read on May 26, 2013 — I own a copy
Once again, a delightful little book of short stories of romance, love and life by Margaret Sharp. They are extremely engaging, with each story heading in a different life direction, the characters are likeable, varying and at times, emotionally entangled.I particularly liked Family Values, where four-year-old Byron was being taken to see his grandparents on their farm. A first visit (that he can remember), and after being told numerous times to be on his best behaviour, he was understandably quite nervous. But young children will say and do what they want (mostly), and the outcome was well handled by his parents.I highly recommend Margaret’s work, especially to lovers of short stories, romance and the light easy read.
Thanks, Brenda! I’m ecstatic that you enjoyed it!
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Time Marches On…

13 May

Here we are in the middle of May!

Does time go faster as we age?

I remember being a kid, and counting down the days till Christmas; the hours till Cracker Night: the minutes to my birthday…. So slowly did time move.

I remember wishing to be older; desperate for people to take notice of me. Who stopped and listened to the ideas of a child?

I remember craving to be an adult: to make my own decisions.

And, most vividly, I remember how slowly timed moved. A month seemed like an eternity……

And thus, I probably wished many of my best years away, oblivious to what they really were, and how lucky I was to be young!

Hurry! ’25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia’ is on Special!

13 May

Stop press!

For three days only, my first anthology is available on Amazon Kindle at the special price of 99 cents!

Containing some real gems such as ‘A Question of Trust’ (a tale of an innocent girl and her secretive partner), ‘Fresh Pickings’ (a story of youthful passion versus parental control) and ‘Family Values’ ( a precocious child visiting his grandparents), this is a charming introduction to my other collections.

My first customer came back and bought three more copies!

Remember, this offer is strictly limited.

Why not get in now and sample my fiction? To date, this book has had nothing but 5 star reviews!

(Hope you’ve got a Kindle!)

http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Life-Love-Australia-ebook/dp/B008FP217C/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

A Wonderful Surprise!

12 May

I suppose everyone’s psyche thrives on praise and recognition. Certainly, fiction writers struggling to be noticed would surely relish every scrap of positivity: and I’m no exception.

What a smile it has brought to my face!

Australian romance writer, Kate Loveday, has given me an honour of the highest degree. She’s listed me on Goodreads  as one of her two favourite authors, citing my second title, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’.

Wow!!

I’m overwhelmed!

Thank you, Kate!

If you enjoy romantic vignettes, maybe you, too, would find this title just to your liking!

http://www.amazon.com/A-Taste-Life-Love-Australia/dp/1461064724

http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Life-Love-Australia-ebook/dp/B008FOEG12/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

Self-publishing: Read about my Journey

5 May

Those of you who have read my blog consistently would have an inkling of some of the high-points in my life as a do-it-yourself  author. The actual publication of my seven titles, and many positive reviews thereof , figure highly on my list of pluses. But they are certainly not the full story.

So I was delighted when the popular Australian rural fiction writer Nicole Alexander invited me to talk about my venture into the world of the self-published.

Here is the link : http://nicolealexander.com.au/2013/05/3337/

Enjoy!