Thursday, February 21, 2008

One of my favourite places

Hi there,

Welcome to my writing home on the web. I hope you can stay a while.

I'm thrilled to say I have three books coming out this year, the first being A Place of Healing, set in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand, one of my favourite places on earth.

To the best of my knowledge, the cover artist, Rae Monet of Wild Rose Press, has never been to the Bay of Islands, yet she has captured the essence of some of the remote beaches we New Zealanders sometimes take for granted. Rae has also captured the total loneliness and bleak desolation felt by my troubled heroine, Holly Spicer.

There are 350 islands in the Bay of Islands, some privately owned, and some made famous by association with celebrities. One in particular was sometimes used the the American writer, Zane Grey, who came to New Zealand for big game fishing.

At certain times of the year, dolphins come out to play and chase the tour boats. Sometimes they even lead the boats.

Happy writing,