I’m getting out notes and manuscripts and working out what I’ll tackle in November. Be prepared for regular updates throughout the month. Me walking today in the sunshine - a lovely day. For those who aren’t familiar with this world wide writing month, it’s a challenge for writers to write a book from scratch doing… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep time…
Book Review by Jill Smith©Mar21 Title: Luck Be A Lady Author: Chris H Stevenson Publisher: Winged Publications Mason Hart remembers he has a fiancé, a job, and life was good until he lined up in a takeaway. He was going to be ten minutes then he'd go back to the car yard he left open.… Continue reading Luck Be A Lady by Chris H Stevenson reviewed by Jill Smith
Book Review by Jill Smith©Feb21 Title: Territory Author: Judy Nunn Publisher: Arrow – Random House This is cracking yarn, full of the history of our beautiful country particularly Darwin and the majestic Northern Territory. I love the way Judy Nunn creates characters who are worthy of love and worthy of hate yet appear to the… Continue reading Territory by Judy Nunn reviewed by Jill Smith©Feb21
Look, A BOOK! by Libby Gleeson & Freya Blackwood review by Jill Smith ©Feb21 No wonder this superb book was Short Listed for the Children's Book of the Year Awards and won the Kate Greenaway Medal. Picture books are a delightful medium for adults and children alike to delve into imaginative scenarios and transform the… Continue reading Look, A BOOK! – I love picture books too!
I've more stories and writing prompts to share but today and tomorrow to round off January I'll post book reviews of two great books I've read this month. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan21 Title: Violent Exposure Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Detective Ella Marconi is on another case. She feels the thrill of… Continue reading Book Reviews for January 2021
Cheers everyone! Have a safe and happy celebration! May 2021 bring you love, time with family members, be creative and innovative and enjoy overcoming challenges. Life is short, live every minute. - Jill
Book Review by Jill Smith@Dec20 Title: Viking Voyager an Icelandic Memoir Author: Sverrir Sigurdsson with Veronica Li Publisher: Mascot Books This is a fascinating memoir that spans an amazing life, a difficult marriage, a pledge to travel led by Sverrir’s career and a Viking Voyager wanderlust. The book starts with a background of the family… Continue reading Viking Voyager by Sverrir Sigurdsson and Veronica Li Book Review by Jill Smith
Books on Tour Blog tour – Solo Dan I'm thrilled to be part of this blog tour. Today is the first day. Daisy Lane Publishing: Picture Book helps children understand the value of family and relationships. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Teena Raffa-Mulligan writes whimsical and quirky stories for children of all ages and her publications include… Continue reading Books on Tour Blog Tour- Solo Dan by Teena Raffa-Mulligan and Kym Langfield
Book Review by Jill Smith©Jun20 Title: Earth Angel Author: Chris H Stevenson Publisher: Winged Publications Daryl is a beautiful woman, with an elfin face, in love with a cop. Detective Dean Fowler is a good man who becomes obsessed with his cases. Daryl has been wanting to get married, but it's been delayed by Dean's… Continue reading Book Review ‘Earth Angel’ by Chris H Stevenson reviewed by Jill Smith
Thank you so much for offering to review the first instalment in Aleesah’s brand new laugh-out-loud series, League of Llamas Book 1: The Golden Llama. You’re one of the lucky prize winners – CONGRATULATIONS! The series is published by Penguin Random House Australia, with books 1 and 2 set for release on 3 March 2020. We will shortly be posting the review copy out to… Continue reading League of Llamas by Aleesah Darlison – I’m a winner!!