Tag Archives: Ronald Sharp

Happy Birthday, Ron!

8 Aug

Today is a special day. It’s the birthday of my husband Ronald Sharp B.E.M.

Ron was born in 1929, the year of the start of Great Depression.

His talent for organ building saw him chosen to design and construct the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

The highly acclaimed organ at Knox Grammar is also his work, as are others, including the fine instruments in Wollongong Town Hall and Perth Concert Hall.

Ron Sharp

Ron Sharp

Ron’s musicality is one of his most defining characteristics.

Happy Birthday, Ron!

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It’s Our Anniversary!

4 Aug

Lovers of romance take note. 🙂

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the day that Ron and I met.

It was one of those chance meetings. He was working in the next street and our paths crossed. (Well, actually Ron instigated it. ) 🙂

The rest, as they say, is history…

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Ron and Margaret

Ron and Margaret, now. 🙂

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Happy Moments: Reflections of Summer

15 Apr
Ron, Chicki and me

Ron, Chicki and me

In Sydney it’s mid-Autumn, and the weather has turned cool.

So it’s with a sense of anticipation of summers to come that I look back on the happy moments of previous ones.

Some of our happiest times have been spent down by the river.

Chicki loves it, and has many doggy friends with which to share a wag.

I hope that this family photo puts a smile on your face.

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Yay! ‘A Taste….’ is Emancipated!!

7 Oct

Yay! Like me, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’ has been emancipated!

My connection with Awesome Indies has been severed.

No longer am I shackled by their demands to conform to their ideas, their formatting, and their  cover preferences. The books that we produce (and I must state emphatically that my husband Ronald Sharp B.E.M. has been a major influence) can now be *exactly as we choose*.

Isn’t this a cornerstone of self-publishing?

To celebrate, I am happy to offer a free pdf of this title. There are a total of six available. If you are interested, please leave a comment. This offer closes on 14th October 2013.

I would be grateful for a review, however short, to be posted on Amazon, Goodreads or better still, both.

Cheers!

http://www.amazon.com/Taste-Life-Love-Australia-ebook/dp/B008FOEG12/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

The Silver Lining….

12 Mar
Cumulo Nimbus over the coast.

Cumulo Nimbus over the coast.

There’s a song that tells us to look for it, but sometimes it can be elusive.

Nonetheless, my husband (and editor) Ronald Sharp captured a true example of it, just recently.

Beautiful though it is, in reality it was the forerunner of a major, adverse weather event: a tornado at sea.

The moral?

Who knows?

Maybe: One needs to be wary, even of those glorious  silver linings…….

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It’s Published: ‘Encore’ !

11 Feb

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the publication of my seventh title: ‘Encore’: a collection of vignettes and Short Stories.

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Many months in the pipeline, it has finally emerged: a brand new ‘baby’, hopefully full of promise.

As its name suggests, ‘Encore’ is a celebration of what has come before it: uplifting stories of love, romance, and life. Certainly, within its pages  there are echoes of its stablemates, both in terms of themes and diversity of characters. In common with all the other volumes, it’s edited by my husband, the organ-builder best known for his massive creation in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall: Ronald Sharp.

Of its twenty-five stories, my particular favourite is  ‘To The Beautiful Brigitte’:  a story of a relationship fostered by the writing of love-letters in that most romantic of languages, French. There is a twist to this tale which, if revealed at present, would tend to spoil the enjoyment of its readers: so I’ll leave it for your discovery.

If this is your genre, and you like to support Australian writers, then why not check out this brand new release? It will be on sale soon, both as a Kindle edition and in paperback through Amazon.

My Goals For 2013

17 Jan

I’ve recently read the list of writing goals of the lovely Rachael Johns, http://rachaeljohns.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/goals-for-2013/ , and have inspired to list my own.

1. Finish revision of my seventh title: that which I talked about in the previous post.

2. Collaborate with my husband/editor Ronald Sharp over the next stages, including the details of the cover’s design.

3. Think about the next title.

4. Blog about those things in life that engage my interest: nature particularly: and include examples of one of my other loves, photography.

5. Write Letters to the Editor, particularly of our local newspaper.

6. Read widely.

 

Again, I thank Rachael for the idea for the post. Isn’t is a good idea to stop, focus, and plan ahead?