My review of “Cage Of Bone” by Leanne Beattie

A difficult subject . . . a compelling read!   5 Stars

How does a sixteen year old cope with the suicide of her older sister, the sister who was popular and perfect in every way? Or was she? There are whispers at school and certain people who knew Katherine make cruel comments to her confused sister, Ronnie, who is angry and searching for answers, but her emotional turmoil prevents her from reaching out to her school friends whom she pushes away despite their efforts to reach her. Ronnie is drowning in her pain. Her separated parents, who are also trying to deal with the tragedy themselves, are no help either. Ronnie is angry at them, too, and sees herself as a tough young woman quite capable of making her own choices and cutting her own path in the world and refuses to admit even to herself, let alone those closest to her, that she may not be coping. This book deals with raw emotion and passion as Ronnie struggles to find balance in a painful and suddenly unfamiliar world. Cage of Bone is well written and the difficult subject matter is handled masterfully by the author making Ronnie’s journey a story well worth reading.


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Leanne Wood’s Book Launch

“PAGES OF YOUR LIFE – The Secret Life Of Shirley Rumming”

was officially released at a book launch held at the Central West Library yesterday evening, September 30th, 2014

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“Last night was a huge success and an extremely memorable event. It was moment, that at times I never thought would happen. Last night, people I recognised and many I had never seen before surrounded me. Some sat while others stood listening to my every word. They were there to attend my first official book launch. I appreciated them all; I answered questions and signed my novel as a smile danced across my face.

Today I am a writer. I sit at my desk. I tap away at my keyboard.

I love what I do, the power to create and shape characters. To set scenes and destroy others. I love being a writer. I appreciate all opinions, support and words of encouragement. My hope is that people will enjoy reading, what I write.

I love what I do; I love being a writer.” ~ Leanne Wood

DSC_0338The Story’s Overview:

An aging Shirley Rumming has never had so many reasons to disclose details of her life. A life she concedes is based on secrets and lies. She worries her silence will demonstrate betrayal. Attempting to seek understanding and forgiveness she must reveal all however, her body is failing and she fears she is not long for this world.

“Pages Of Your Life – The Secret Life Of Shirley Rumming” (ISBN 9781742844800) is now available for purchase in many bookstores within Australia, United States and United Kingdom etc. In Orange, NSW, it can be purchased at both Boomer’s Bookshop and Collins Bookshop.

To search online just type in the ISBN number to your browser bar (where you would normally put a website address) and hit enter.


Amazon, The Book Depository, Bookworld, Angus & Robertson, Fishpond, Bookpal, Barnes & Noble, Better Read


Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

DSC_0337There were many happy, supportive faces at the book launch and “yours truly” was pleased to be one of them. (I wonder if you can spot me?)


Embers of the Soul


Embers of the Soul – Southern Skyes – Book Four

The deep secrets woven amidst the branches of the McCabe and Skye family trees have been hidden for years until now. More quickly than shifting sands on the shores of Tasmania, these family secrets are tumbling forth with unleashed fury. All of this immensely displeases the egocentric elder brother Griff McCabe, who has spent a lifetime carefully plotting to protect the family name from the disgraces of the past—and in his eyes, the worst of all—the drops of aboriginal blood that course through the roots of the ancestral tree. Now, as tragedy befalls younger brother, Hawkin McCabe, and the next generation matures, those branches are breaking. The wounds have voices, revealing the true ties that bind the McCabes and the Skyes . . . and the one soldier who started it all many generations ago.

Available now on most outlets !

Amazon – Kobo – Barnes & Noble – Via the publisher (print copies)

Embers of the Soul

imageWin a free book! 

In celebrating the upcoming release of book four in the Southern Skyes series, we’re offering a free autographed copy of “Embers of the Soul” to our lucky winner (worldwide airmail).   The runner-up will receive a free ebook.

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The “Southern Skyes” Series – Book 1 – “The Soldier’s Seed”

This is the cover for “The Soldier’s Seed” – Book 1 in my “Southern Skyes” series which was published in July, 2012. I’m so pleased with how it turned out and very excited about the book’s upcoming release in print. Many thanks to Janet Green at thewordverve inc, Cheryl Bradshaw  Bob Houston and Robin Krauss of Linden Design for their help and patience.