Yes, I’m saying big a thank you to the five kind readers who have allowed me to use their comments on the back cover of Mparntwe.
Look what they said.
‘Just amazing! You’ve brought my thirsty soul a draught of refreshment.’ – Marlin Schorr
‘The adventure of Mirrigan and Jarra is both heartwarming and exciting.’ – Dathi Youngman
‘This is such a fantastic and moving story. Thank you for this treasure.’ – Wolflady
‘I particularly like your gently humane characters and your wonderful finale brought me to happy tears.’ – Brian M
‘You have touched my soul. Emotions I haven’t felt in such a long time overwhelmed me.’ – Jim Gaff
Thank you Marlin, Dathi, Wolflady, Brian and Jim.
I hope to be able to post an image of the cover in a matter of days.
This is a public thank you to Nicki for putting the final polish on the manuscript with her proofreading. And, wow, so prompt.
Nicki is an author in her own right and you can find out more about her at her website:
A great deal has been happening with Mparntwe and this second tale of the Terran Diaspora is rushing towards publishing.
In fact the printers are eager to go ahead and are waiting for the pdf document to arrive.
There is a good chance the Australian paperback will arrive within two or three weeks.
My heartfelt appreciation goes to Collins Booksellers in Croydon who now have Attunga on their shelves.
More details on the PURCHASE page.
A fellow author has written a very nice review highly recommending Attunga as a great read for both Teens and Adults.
Have a look at it on the Attunga heading page of the blog – beneath the story excerpt.
Thanks much Ron.
Right in the middle of Healesville and next to the town Post Office is the Judith Eardly Save Wildlife Centre and the kind people there have taken it on themselves to be an outlet.
Drop in to get your very own copy of Attunga, browse through all the other books and goods on sale there and know that you are also helping wildlife.
As per the special request from Shepparton I have added, in the Attunga gallery, a number of dolphin pictures from the trip to Monkey Mia which was the inspiration for dolphins being part of Attunga.
I’ve had a few questions about the character names in Attunga and Mparntwe and I’d like to point out that none of them are made up words. The main characters have been given real First Australian names which have their own special meaning. In some cases the meaning matches their place in the story.
For anyone interested I’ve inserted a glossary as a sub-heading for the Attunga page.