Archive | Australian Women QWriters Challenge 2012 RSS feed for this section

‘A Song for Ellie’ : from ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’

3 Jun


‘Did she notice me in the crowd?  Was I just another face, beaming my approval, my adulation?  Or was her smile, in my direction,  truly meant for me?’


Thus begins ‘A Song for Ellie’, one of the twenty-eight stories in ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’: my one and only book to receive a professional review by Australian writer Jenny Schwartz. To say the truth: my one and only book to be seriously appraised.


‘A Song for Ellie’ tells the story of a smitten, genuine young man who uses his initiative in an attempt at wooing a young, naive singer. It’s one of my favourite stories in the ‘Life and Love’ series.


I don’t know what Jenny thought of it: she didn’t specify any particular likes: but I’m delighted to say she seems to have strongly approved of the book in its entirety. She rated it 5 Stars!


Copyright ©



I Hope This Helps: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012

2 May

I suppose big gains can be made by little steps….

My local newspaper, the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader, yesterday published my letter that primarily promoted the Australian Women Writers Challenge, and also mentioned the National Year of Reading 2012.

So those in the district may take a peak at page 18, and see the heading ‘Women Writers’.

Let’s hope that we can  gain additional support by independent initiatives to promote our talented Australian female authors!