Today I am attending my graduation for completing Bachelor of Writing, majoring in Creative Writing and English. So exciting … although I don’t feel like I’ve finished because I went straight on with Honours in Writing. I am loving it, although it is very hard work. I’m specialising in practice-led research which has opened up a whole new genre of writing that I am loving. I am writing an Australian historical fiction piece. My aim is to contribute new knowledge to this genre and to entertain at the same time.
‘Beyond Skies and Plains’ was the first short story that I published on Smashwords back in June last year. I have just recently published a stack of new stories and realised I never did a blog with my front cover. So here’s a reminder blurb and the front cover:
‘Beyond Skies and Plains’ is a story of adventure and love set in the backdrop of Africa, a place very dear to my heart. The story draws on some of my own experiences and impressions of Kenya as a young English girl, growing up and going to school in Nairobi. The vibrancy and spirit of this country was so different to my own – it deeply touched me and filled me with a sense of wonder that has never disappeared. I feel a passion towards the setting of my story as I recall the observations of a child. The story is, of course, fictional but the landscapes are very much alive in my mind.
The short description is as follows:
Serena was just an every-day English girl until the day her father announced they were going to live in Africa. Drawn into a brilliant world of colour and culture, she was catapulted into a dangerous game that would see her mature to womanhood and face consequences beyond skies and plains.
Look out for my next short story: ‘Beyond Captive Seas’.
You can find ‘Beyond Skies and Plains’ at: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/165776