Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Rainbow Children

The Rainbow Children, a new children's book by Laurel Lamperd, is available for download on Smashwords and Kindle. Seven short stories suitable for 4 - 7 year old children.
In the title story, Jenny goes to stay with Great Aunt Gwendoline. Jenny's cousin, Jonathan, said that Aunt Gwendoline is a witch. Jenny thinks that Aunt Gwendoline might be a witch. She lives in a little higgly piggly house that looks like a witch's house.
Aunt Gwendoline writes and illustrates children's stories. She is writing a story about the Rainbow Children who live at the end of the rainbow. Jenny wishes with all her heart that she was one of the Rainbow Children.
With the help of the magic from the house and Aunt Gwendoline, Jenny has a wonderful adventure with the Rainbow Children.
Thanks to Wendy Laharnar, whose book, The Unhewn Stone, has just been published by for designing the cover for the Rainbow Children.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Old, but not out!

A lovely write up about two of my earlier books, Kitty McKenzie and it's sequel. It's so lovely to see when someone enjoys my stories!

Suddenly left as the head of the family, Kitty McKenzie must find her inner strength to keep her family together against the odds. Evicted from their resplendent home in the fashionable part of York after her parents’ deaths, Kitty must fight the legacy of bankruptcy and homelessness to secure a home for her and her siblings.
Through sheer willpower and determination she grabs opportunities with both hands from working on a clothes and rag stall in the market to creating a teashop for the wealthy. Her road to happiness is fraught with obstacles of hardship and despair, but she refuses to let her dream of a better life for her family die. She soon learns that love and loyalty brings its own reward.
Kitty McKenzie path has taken her from the slums of York to the inhospitable bush of colonial Australia. Yet, when she believes her dreams will never be attained, she is shown that sometimes life can be even better than what you wish for.
Kitty McKenzie is gifted land in the far north of New South Wales. Life at the northern property is full of hardships as she learns how to become a successful landowner.
However, Kitty’s strength of will and belief in herself gives her the courage most women of her time never realize they have. A decided thorn in her side is the arrogant and patronizing Miles Grayson, owner of the adjourning run. He wants her gone so he can have her land, but he wants her even more.

Available in paperback and Kindle from all Amazon sites.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Calamity's Corner

Another enjoyable Calamity's Corner, Wendy.
It was interesting reading about Rick Bylina whose books I had critiqued on And to put a face to the man. I'm glad he's published his books. I enjoyed reading them as well as critiquing them.
Carole Sutton, another writer, I met on Novels, has an exciting story to tell about a pair of Maned Wood Ducks who managed to leave two of their large brood behind. Carole and husband, Bill, managed to unite the family.
I look forward each month to read the movie and book reviews. Your review about the old movie, The House on the Square featuring that heart throb of the 50's and earlier, Tyrone Power, and Ann Blyth. I wonder if you will like the film when you see it again. You'll have to let your readers know if you do.
Sometimes it's better not to return to old loves. I really loved Judy Garland's movie, Meet Me in St Louis when I saw it as a teenager. Seeing it on TV not so long ago I thought how awful it was.
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