Author Archives: jillsmith

About jillsmith

I am an author of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world' now retitled Book 1 and Book 2 of the Ancient Alien Series, as I've written the third in the series currently titled Travellers. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. As a member of The Ten Penners, I've written six short stories in a collaborative our anthology for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales (released 2009), and nine stories including a novella in Mystery, Mayhem & Magic (released 2017). They are both available in hard copy and on Amazon as ebooks. I also contributed to 'Spooktacular Stories' a Share Your Story anthology launched in October 2019. I blog to showcase my work. My book reviews appear in PIO (Pass It On) and e-Writeabout. I'm a happy Grandmother to two beautiful girls, wife of the ever tolerant Clive, mother of our son Simon and mum in law to Cassie. I lead a busy life.

Camp NaNoWriMo update – day 3

I’ve started with slow and steady progress, Day 1 – 1st April 2 hours = 2000, Day 2 – 2nd April 1 1/2 hours 1500 words, and today 3rd April 1 1/2 hours so far adding 1500 words to the … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo and how to survive coronavirus

Camp NaNoWriMo has provided a Self Care checklist daily leading up to starting the month of April with your project. I’m editing again as I’ve several manuscripts that need shaping up. I’ll be updating as I go. It appears that … Continue reading

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League of Llamas – The Golden Llama and Llama Impossible

Available from all good bookstores: visit www.penguin.com.au for more information. @AleesahDarlison @PenguinKidsAustralia @PuffinBooksAus   Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar20 Title: League of Llamas – The Golden Llama Author: Aleesah Darlison Award-Winning Author, Guest Speaker and Owner of Greenleaf Press http://www.aleesahdarlison.com Illustrator: Simon … Continue reading

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Somerset StoryFest has been cancelled

Usually, at this time of year I post the exciting list of authors sessions I intend to see. That was what was going to happen tomorrow. I was to see Ursula Dubosarsky, TC  Shelly, Jess Hill, Bruce Whatley (I was … Continue reading

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League of Llamas Book Reviews

Available from all good bookstores: visit www.penguin.com.au for more information. @AleesahDarlison @PenguinKidsAustralia @PuffinBooksAus   Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar20 Title: League of Llamas – The Golden Llama Author: Aleesah Darlison Award-Winning Author, Guest Speaker and Owner of Greenleaf Press http://www.aleesahdarlison.com Illustrator: Simon … Continue reading

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League of Llama’s Prize

League of Llama’s Prize I didn’t get a pair of socks, but I did get book one and two of the series and a poster.   I’m about to read them and will post my review shortly. Thanks, Aleesah Darlison … Continue reading

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Book Reviews so far in 2020

I’ve been a little remiss in updating my book reviews so I thought it high time to remedy this. These are my Goodreads reviews, some are short for this reason. If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) by Betty White … Continue reading

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