Author Archives: jillswrites

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.

The Ten Penners meet today – yay!

The Ten Penners have our monthly meeting this morning and I’m looking forward to a dose of inspiration from my friends. Lots of creative ideas will be sparked as we talk about writing, do some creative writing exercises and plan the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Rarity from the Hollow

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Rarity from the Hollow Author: Robert Eggleton Publisher: Dog Horn Publishing Lacy Dawn and her best friend Faith play in the cardboard box that had contained her grandmothers’ fridge when it arrived. Her best friend … Continue reading

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Book Review – Goodbye to Italia

  Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: Goodbye to Italia Author: Marisa Parker Publisher: Self-published Mariolina lives with her mother and grandmother in Torino, Northern Italy. We see the world through her eyes as she waits with her grandmother, in … Continue reading

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When the Lyrebird Calls, book review

I read this wonderfully written book in July last year but only put a brief Goodreads review up. It’s high time I corrected this as it’s a wonderful book deserving of accolades. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 (read July17) Title: … Continue reading

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Australians Celebrating life…

Here we are enjoying Australia Day on Friday 26th January 18 We hope everyone in Australia was able to munch on meat pies, Anzacs, lamingtons, iced vovo’s, we even had clinkers and musk sticks, wine, beer with great company. We … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Sun Sword Trilogy

Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan18 Title: The Sun Sword Trilogy – Book 1 Quest for the Sun Gem Author: Belinda Murrell Publisher: Random House Australia Ethan is perched in a tree to watch The Sun Sword Ceremony which is held … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tummy Rumble Quake

I accepted a PDF in return for an honest review as one of my Book Review Directory inquiries The Goodreads blurb reads: Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class learns about the Great ShakeOut™ and about earthquakes. They learn what causes … Continue reading

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