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About jillswrites

I am a writer of SciFi Books 'Dual Visions' and it's follow up 'Vashla's world'. I also write book reviews, articles and short stories. Several of my short stories appear in a collaborative book for children called Fan-tas-tic-al Tales written in conjunction with my fellow members of The Ten Penners, this was a follow-up book to 'Shock, Horror, Gasp'. Fan-tas-tic-al Tales was released in 2009, now available in hard copy and on Amazon. We are currently in the completing our next adventure based anthology called 'Mystery, Mayhem & Magic' scheduled for release later in 2017. As a member of BookCoasters the Gold Coast Library blog, complementing my own blog, I enjoy blog being able 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.

Book Launch – Under the Fig Tree

An avid reader of good Australian authors, I’m pleased to add my friend and fellow Ten Penner Julie Baythorpe to my must read list. Last Sunday I was delighted to be able to attend her book launch of ‘Under the Fig … Continue reading

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Under the Fig Tree a Reid Devron Mystery reviewed by Jill Smith

Reid Devron carries on life as a Principal of a small school, this time in an outer Brisbane area. The school gardener is found dead under the fig tree. Who murdered him and why? Being a curious chap Reid starts … Continue reading

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New book ~ ‘Ballyhoo and Babble’

Julie gives us great enjoyment with this book and her Reid Devron murder mysteries Julie gives us great enjoyment with this book and her Reid Devron murder mysteriesView original post

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Google The Ten Penners – impressive!

Look what comes up when you Google ‘The Ten Penners?’ Search Results The Ten Penners | a collective of children’s story writers https://thetenpenners.wordpress.com/ Posted in The Ten Penners, Uncategorized | Tags: adventure, anthology, australian authors, authors, Books, children’s books, children’s stories, … Continue reading

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Cover reveal…Mystery, Mayhem & Magic

The Ten Penners meeting today was another productive one. We heard the last of the Kai stories by Kate Russell. These tales are sure to have kids enjoying the rib tickling antics of this young man! We had a professional … Continue reading

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Ruben by Bruce Whatley reviewed by Jill Smith

This is an amazing book. A children’s picture book is hardly a true description. I love every detailed drawing, every feature that Ruben abides in. Everything black and white and grey, especially the shadows. Ruben is safe in the shadows … Continue reading

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Mystery, Mayhem & Magic…

  Today’s meeting of The Ten Penners was inspiring, full of discussion about covers and promoting our book with media kits, social media, and marketing. We brainstormed possible ideas for our synopsis/blurb. This is what I came up with. Not … Continue reading

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