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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 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. I work part time and lead a busy life.

Nose to Tail by Louise Harding review by Jill Smith

I bought this book to give to my son and daughter-in-law who have a Bull Arab Cross. They bought Angus as a family pet. I’ve read parts of the book and was impressed by the checklists and suggestions for prospective … Continue reading


Book Review Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley reviewed by Jill Smith

Lucy is in love with Shadow. She doesn’t know who he is because she’s never met him. But she’s convinced he’s her soul mate. She loves his graffiti and the way he paints. His art is all about town. Lucy … Continue reading

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McAllister by Jenny Old reviewed by Jill Smith

This memoir covers an eighteen-year span of Jenny’s life from her meeting and falling in love with her man who took her to a property that was as remote as any can be in the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is … Continue reading

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Friday Barnes Girl Detective by R A Spratt, Book Review by Jill Smith

Book Review by Jill Smith©Aug18 Title: Friday Barnes Girl Detective Author: R A Spratt Publisher: Random House Australia Friday Barnes is the youngest of five children. She’s not a happy child and she tries very hard not to be noticed … Continue reading

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The Ten Penners out and about…

The Ten Penners out and about… The Ten Penners represented by Marion and Jill will be at Surfers Paradise State School on the 27th August. We’re looking forward to again presenting our books and having a bookmark making exercise with an … Continue reading

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Romance writer Ally Blake…

On the 7th July 2018 at Broadbeach Library I attended a Romance Writing presentation by Mills & Boon author Ally Blake. Writing tips have a way of being applied to all genre’s so I really enjoyed the information she shared. … Continue reading

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The books I bought at Somerset 2018

The first book I bought at Somerset, I’ve already read and reviewed and it’s on the Book Reviews Children’sYA-older tab:- A Corner of White by Author: Jaclyn Moriarty The second book I bought was:- Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley Brief … Continue reading

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