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Just released! Southern Cross Rising – book five of the Southern Skyes series

In the fifth book of the Southern Skyes series, the era is ripe for historic battles, during a time spanning the Boer Wars, Australian federation, women’s suffrage, and World War I. Among those warriors for progress are members of the Skye and McCabe families, not just on the battlefield, but in their homes and communities…

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Well, I always try not to be behind the times, but Inkitt – a site for authors and readers – totally slipped by me until now. Here you’ll find great free reads, contests to enter and more. As an Australian author I really enjoy the opportunity to promote other Aussie writers and today it’s the…

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Returning to writing

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on this site and even longer since I’ve done any writing, but after the upheaval in my person life during which I lost both my parents, six months apart, I’m finally ready, and in the right frame of mind, to hit the keyboard once again.…

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Time to take a little breather

So now that the manuscript for “Burnt Wattle” – the fourth book in the Southern Skyes series –  has been sent off to my editor it’s time to take a little break before jumping into book five. Meanwhile I’ll be venturing into the realm of the short story after joining the Australian Short Stories site on…

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Massive Love

Originally posted on Helen Ruby - Author:
Sometimes my heart beats for just one other heart, so small and tiny, yet so massive and astounding, that I cannot contain this feeling nor expand it . . . there is no boundary to its intensity. It is love unconditional. ~~ Helen Ruby

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Free for an honest review

This month my editor, thewordverve inc, and I are seeking reviews for “The Soldier’s Seed” – Book 1 in my “Southern Skyes” series . . . this book is rising rapidly in the charts for Historical Fiction/Romance/Australia and has received many recent honours. If you download the book (it’s FREE) all you have to do…

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@Wilovebooks “The Soldier’s Seed” – Get it #‎free for an honest review & may win one of three $10 Amazon gift cards:

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“Burnt Wattle”

I’ve almost finished writing book four of the “Southern Skyes” series – “Burnt Wattle” – and aim to get it to my editor in early November. We’re planning on a pre-Christmas release. Meanwhile, do you need to catch up with any of the first three Books? If you do, please click here

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