Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Article in Focus Magazine Feb 2012!!

Focus magazine's interview with Rosalie Skinner

So the interview is now online as well as in print. It's been terrific to hear from people around Coffs who have read the article.
 Would rather they used the cover photo than one of me. Hmm. Still..it is great to have the feedback and news that the Chronicles will be available soon!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What would your character do in this situation?

When we get into our character's shoes, do we consider our reactions or theirs. My reaction would be utter panic. There is no way I would be this close to any deep sea creature and not be in a state of complete immobilising shock. BUT I would happily put my character into the same situation and expect him to breathe calmly and treat the situation with respect and caution.
Is that fair??
The cameraman is not afraid. This is his working environment. So, where we see danger and thrill, he sees a familiar if risky landscape.
He is aware of the danger, but knows he is not in danger if he behaves with respect and caution. Even scuba diving has its risks...
Anyhow... These endangered species seem to have been maligned in their 'man eating' reputation.. Even with so many, there are no moments of where attack is a threat. They are not vicious it seems but minding their own business. They just have lots and lots of teeth.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Feeding the Ducks

Free read - short story - at www.authorsden.com/laurellamperd & http://laurellamperdwriter.weebly.com

Grandmother takes her mother and granddaughter to the park. A glimpse into three generations.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happiness Guaranteed Book Review

Wouldn't it be lovely to have our happiness guaranteed or would it? Wendy Laharnar follows this theme in her new satirical short story, Happiness Guaranteed, available on Smashwords and Kindle.
Babies are made to a formula of perfection, but what happens when Bianca, a beautiful supremo, discovers she has a flaw. Will Derek, her perfect husband, still love her. What will be her future? Will the shadowy people in charge order her to be destroyed. I found the ending quite chilling.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review Journey from Walara

My thanks to author, Edith Parzifall, for her nice review of my latest book, Journey from Walara.

Review by: EdithParzefall on Jan. 08, 2012 : starstarstarstar
Riveting and touching story that contrasts the horrors of war with the illusions of young men.
(reviewed the day of purchase)        


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

To Gain What's Lost out now.

To Gain What's Lost is set in Victorian Yorkshire and is my latest release!

She thinks her life has changed for the better, her dark secrets hidden, but little does she know…
The daughter of a wealthy landowner in Yorkshire, England in 1864, Anna Thornton leads a privileged life. But she is not content. She wants her life to mean something and longs to be accepted for the free-thinking, independent woman she is. When the dashing, adventurer Matt Cowan sweeps her off her feet, she thinks she has finally met her soul mate. However, he’s not the man he seems to be. After he sails for South America, leaving her behind in England, Anna discovers she’s pregnant. Heartbroken she flees her family home, determined to keep her child’s illegitimacy a secret.

He has a few dark secrets of his own…
Brenton O’Mara is a strong, independent man who wants to make his own way without relying on his father’s wealth. He comes to Anna’s new home looking for work and convinces the reluctant woman to hire him. But Anna's wary of men, of love, and treats him as nothing more than the penniless laborer she believes him to be. Then, just when Anna seems to feel she is getting on with her new life, and Brenton believes he has a chance with her, the past rears up to confront them. Can Brenton and Anna learn to trust each other, or will they let yesterday destroy tomorrow?

Available in Kindle and paperback from various sources like Amazon.com

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Journey from Walara

My new book, Journey from Walara, is the second in the Danyari series. It is 1939 and the war in Europe has begun. The young men from the British Commonwealth rally to the call and excitement of going to war.
Danny and Will Hennessy join the forces against the opposition of their father, Jack Hennessy.
Read about the women they meet and fall in love, the friends they make and the hazards they face.
Journey from Walara is available as a download from Sony, Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, Barnes & Noble. It will be available as a print book in a few months.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

A free read - short story - Waiting for the Train at www.authorsden.com/laurellamperd & http://laurellamperdwriter.weebly.com

A young girl sees life in Outback Australia during the 1930's Depression.