Writer of historical fiction, blogger, mum, pet lover :)


November 2016

Alice’s Secret : No 1 on Amazon


Alice’s Secret A Celtic Trilogy has remained on the Top slot on Amazon Kindle.

I’m thrilled! 🙂

So now, I’m busy working  on the third book in the trilogy. It’s title (so far!) will be Harry’s War: The Ties that Bind 🙂

Thanks to everyone that has downloaded Alice Secret, so pleased.:)

My Reading Challenge

So far on my Goodreads reading challenge, I have read 48/50 books. Here are my top 5 so far, and in no particular order of enjoyment 📚

1. The Dry – Jane Harper. A powerful story, involving the murders of an entire family in a rural town in Australia. 5/5 A favorite of mine

2. At the edge of the Orchard – Tracy Chevalier. Historical fiction at its best. The story explores the cultivation of apple trees in the swamps of Ohio, and the harshness of life during this time. A real page turner 5/5

3. The light between oceans – M L Stedman. A whimsical historical love story, set on a lighthouse off Western Australia, and the young married couple who tend it. A sweet story 5/5

4. The other side of the world – Stephanie Bishop. This story tells of the relationship between a married couple as they embark on a journey to Australia from their native England. A good story, if a little slow in places 4/5

5. Out of Bounds – Val McDermid. Crime writing at its best, and another cracking murder to solve for DCI Karen Pirie 5/5


Swaying in the breeze

Pinks and yellows grow as one

Companions in bloom

#hibiscus #Australianfauna

Tuesday Quote: 7

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans “

– John Lennon


John Lennon

John Lennon (1940-1980)

This week’s quote comes from the musician John Lennon. A member of the iconic band The Beatles, he epitomises a tragic life snatched away at a young age. Along with Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and musician Jimi Hendrix, his death meant that his life became legendary.

Did you know?

  • he was born in Liverpool, England, during a German air raid in ww2
  • his first band was called The Quarrymen
  • The Beatles were formed with Paul McCartney, discovered by Brian Epstein at the Cavern Club, Liverpool
  • The Beatles were the most commercially successful band of all time, and included hits such as ‘All you Need is Love’ ‘Love Me Do, and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
  • as a writer, performer, or co -writer, he created 25 No1 singles
  • he’s regarded as the 5th greatest singer of all time by Rolling Stone magazine

Elen A Celtic Trilogy


Elen A Celtic Trilogy has stayed at No 1 Best Sellers in the category Australian and Oceanian History, due to my free giveaway on the weekend! Its still available until 8th November 2016 🙂

Best Sellers in Australian & Oceanian History



Elen (A Celtic…

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Christmas gifts

We found a gorgeous German cuckoo clock store at Mount Tamborine 😆

Mount Tamborine


Summer has well and truly arrived on the Gold Coast. This afternoon I drove my hubby and daughter to Mount Tamborine to get away from the stifling air at pacific Pines. I parked the car at a well known picturesque spot, where you can sit and watch the hang gliders swoop over the mountain and into the valley below, like birds wheeling on the wind.


Mount Tamborine:

  • is situated in SE Queensland
  • is part of the Scenic Rim, a volcanic eruption which includes Mount Warning in the south, formed 22 million years ago
  • is one of the most popular tourist areas on the Gold Coast,  which includes Surfer’s Paradise
  • the name Tamborine is of Aborigianal descent, from the Yugambeh language (the Wangerriburras tribe) who had inhabited the area for thousands of years before the first Europeans in the 1870s


 A short car ride later, we stopped at a lovely winery (Mount Tamborine  has quite a few!) and had lunch.

Suzanne Bowditch, 2016


So tall and graceful

They stroll in the stifling heat

A caravan, regal

Suzanne Bowditch 2016

Free Giveaway this weekend: Elen A Celtic Trilogy

In preparation for my new Murder Mystery available just in time for the Christmas rush, I have made my first book Elen A Celtic Trilogy available as a FREE GIVEAWAY until Monday. Link available by clicking on the title above…..

Enjoy your weekend, all 🙂

Elen A Celtic Trilogy Suzanne Bowditch

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