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Tell Me No Lies A brand new rural romance trilogy from a brand new voice: Shirley Wine introduces you to the secrets and scandals of Darkhaven For single mum, Victoria Scanlan, a visit to the luxurious country house of Darkhaven, is a rare chance to combine work with pleasure. Securing the commission for The Wedding […]

Spring has sprung

Spring is finally making it’s presence felt in the Southern Hemisphere … as the song says it’s busting out all over. I have had a busy winter writing and I’m excited to announce the great news that I’ve sold two books in the series Prodigal Sons to Escape Publishing … with an option on the third […]

Australia Holiday

We are enjoying our first week in Australia and have had a few close encounters with the wild life. My niece has two snakes as pets. This big fellow, Joe, on the left is a Carpet python  and lifts his head up when she speaks to him.  This pretty one called Ruby is a Diamond Python called […]

Holiday Time

After a gruelling year …   DH and I are heading to Australia to have a month’s holiday and catch up with friends and family that we haven’t seen in a little while. It will be a great change to relax and recharge after what has been a gruelling year. We are hiring a campervan and […]

SONZA interviews Shirley Wine

Recently, I was interviewed by Sonza (Society of New Zealand Art) and some of the questions made me really think about my writing and the craft of writing.   Questions about how my rural background is woven into my stories and what do I think is unique about New Zealand literature to what NZ writers […]

Romance … The Most Maligned Genre in Ficton

Romance…the most maligned genre Why is romance, such a popular genre, still looked down upon by readers of almost every other genre? This is a question that has bugged me for a very long time.  It is okay  for men to read mysteries, thrillers, westerns and other popular fiction for entertainment … but let a woman pick […]

Free Read

  Free on all sales platforms   Shadow Dance Book one in the series The Mulleins of Katherine Bay “Promise me Jenna, promise you won’t sell him the land….”  As she tries to discover the truth behind her mother’s dying words … Jenna Mullein is thrown into desperate danger and quickly discovers there are far too many […]

Work in Progress

The new year is gathering momentum with two months of it already slipped past. It seems to me that as we get older the faster the days roll by. Do you remember when you were a child and the long agonising wait until Christmas or a special holiday…and it seemed like it would never arrive? Where did […]

Life on the Home-front

All’s well that ends well … I’ve always had a great fondness for Shakespeare … he has so many quotable expressions that accurately sum up events and crisis that crop up in everyday life … Since my last post my husband has undergone open heart surgery and is now well on the road to recovery … […]

When Worlds Collide

Throw-away comments… I read a book several years ago titled When Worlds Collide … I’ve long since forgotten who wrote it or what it was about, but for some strange reason the title stuck with me. And that aptly describes recent events in my life. This has certainly been a memorable winter for all the […]

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