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I’m A Prizewinner! ‘The One That Got Away’ is Highly Commended :)

12 Oct
Me, holding Chicki

Me, holding Chicki

News flash!

My short story, ‘The One That Got Away’, has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Hurstville Discovery Writers Group 2014 competition : part of the Hurstville City Council Festival of Community Arts.

The competition had been open to adult  residents of Hurstville, Kogarah and Rockdale local government areas. For those unfamiliar, these councils are in suburban Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

I’m thrilled!

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I’ve Been Short-Listed :)

28 Sep
Me and Chicki

Me and Chicki

News flash!

I’ve been Short-listed  🙂

As part of the Hurstville City Council 2014  Discovery Festival of Community Arts,  Hurstville Discovery Writers Group is holding both a Short Story Writing and Poetry Competition, and I’ve entered both.

The competition is open to all adult residents of Hurstville, Rockdale or Kogarah Municipality.

‘I didn’t know you wrote poetry’, I hear you say.  And normally, I don’t. But I have written in this genre before, and I decided to give it another go.

Not long ago I received an exciting  email, advising me that I have in fact been Short-listed. I don’t know at this stage which category it refers to.

As a first-time member of the the Short-listed Club, I can vouch for its positive vibes.

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Love, Desire and Betrayal by Margaret Lynette Sharp

24 Sep

Love, Desire and Betrayal by Margaret Lynette Sharp.

 

Thank you, Karen, for this review. 🙂

 

Another Brand New Review of ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’

12 Sep

‘Extremely unique’ is how author and reviewer J. Kahele has described my eleventh title.

My sincere thanks go out to her for this delightful review that she has posted onto Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1052Configure & Add Widget174789?book_show_action=false&page=1Goodreads-badge-add-plusGoodreads_icon_32x32

LOVE, DESIRE AND BETRAYAL – Margaret Lynette Sharp

30 Aug

Sincere thanks, Sonya Heaney, for this review.

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LOVE, DESIRE AND BETRAYAL - Margaret Lynette Sharp

LOVE, DESIRE AND BETRAYAL – Margaret Lynette Sharp

This is a collection of Australian novellas about young love, distances, engagements and outside temptations.

MICHAELA BETRAYED This novella, featuring an Australian protagonist, doesn’t end up where you might expect. Shorter reads with romantic themes can be hard to tackle, as there’s not a lot of time to develop a relationship. In this particular case, the focus is more on the heroine of the story and her growth as a person, which really helps.

Following a young music student who travels on scholarship to London to study, a lot of readers will find something to identify with. She is an adult on one hand, and on the other only just starting to learn what she wants out of life. Dreams, plans and relationships that seemed sensible at nineteen might not seem that way with a bit of life experience.

THE STING OF…

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A Wonderful Surprise…

26 Aug

Sydney’s weather today may have been rather cold and wet, but this afternoon I made a discovery that for me banished the gloom.

A sincere ‘Thank you’ to Goodreads member Tony Parsons, who has obviously devoted time and effort in writing this review of my latest release, ‘Love, Desire and Betrayal’.

Here is the link https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1036423146?book_show_action=true&page=1

Welcome : Australia Day Blog Hop

24 Jan
My fifth title

My fifth title

Welcome to this special event!

The wonderful book blogger, Shelleyrae, has organised this Blog Hop as part of our Australia Day celebration!

Let’s support our own Aussie authors!

Be sure to visit Book’d Out! There’s a list of exciting blogs for you to enjoy! And prizes to win!
Would you like to win a copy of one of my titles?
Open to Australian residents, just leave a comment and say yours is an Australian address (for postal purposes)  for you chance to win a paperback copy of my fifth book, ’60 Questions, Insights and Reminiscences’. It’s an easy to read look at life through the eyes of an Australian female Baby-boomer.
Everyone (and by that I mean overseas and Australian readers)  is eligible to win the runner-up prizes. Just leave a comment!
Six  entries drawn will win a PDF of ‘Encore’, my sixth collection of Australian Short Stories.
Four entries will win a PDF of the well-reviewed collection of romantic vignettes, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’.
A further  four will win a PDF of the romance  ‘Lauren Played’, my latest work. It’s short and engaging!
Entries close midnight 28th January 2014.
First prize winner will be announced on February 3.
Be sure to visit other participating Australian blogs! Exciting prizes on offer! You could be a winner!
Best of luck!