So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

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New old blog

I’ve been fighting for ages against mailing lists and suddenly remembered the book blog I started last year. Why not simply get people to sign up to that in return for a free book and other offers? So here’s the link and a preview!


Hi Everyone!

This is my new idea to reach you wonderful readers!

For those who follow by email, there will be a free gift of one of my books as I will personally contact you.

Then each month there will be news and special offers with links to other authors who you may like to read too.

Or simply follow the blog with no commitment.

I look forward to meeting you all in comments!


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This time of year is the main time for book buying, then afterwards people are using vouchers. So here is a subtle hint from me about my books and then I’ll not bug you again until the new year!

All are available as ebooks and free on Kindle unlimited. Christmas and Collection are not available as paperbacks.

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Just for this weekend, 2nd and 3rd November! Do enjoy and I hope you might like to read on into the Horses and Souls Series.

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Cover reveal!

The third in my series of books about horses, love and faith. I thought the series was finished, but there’s going to be a Christmas story and one set in Austria… Here’s the blurb!

Chris and Mollie thought it was time to move on; change is good, isn’t it?

But in going their separate ways, they just hit more problems and complications.

Chris leaves the farm to meet his mentor Alan. But his dream of a happy time sorting himself out in the community on the Dorset coast is ruined by a terrible accident. Chris must return to work with horses to make amends. Returning home brings more shocking revelations throw new light on his troubled gender identity. More trapped than ever before, can he find a way out?

Mollie starts her dream of boarding girls from her old school but finds herself out of depth and struggling with the teenagers’ demands and moods. It seems the idea is a disaster for all. But maybe, Ann from the stables has a solution.

Galloping through all these misadventures is the equestrian sport of Vaulting and the struggles of Keith, the stallion who has caused the two so many problems. Strange arrivals, a new horse, a Nun and Mollie’s mother all combine to bring even more chaos to the struggling pair. The journey for all ends in a shattering conclusion but will Mollie and Chris finally get their happy ending? Does it need God to step in and change things?

A standalone follow on to Compromise.

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Guest Post; Tracy Wainright

I live in Virginia’s east coast and am blessed to be surrounded by water. My husband and four children love to spend family time on the river boating, skiing, and tubing. While our schedules are much busier with two teenagers and two pre-teens, we try to get out as much as possible. We also just got a new puppy, which makes life even more interesting. In addition to family time (which includes homeschooling) and writing, I also enjoy speaking and am very active in several ministries. I have a counselling background and launched a caring ministry at our church in the last year as well as stay active in missions. As a matter of fact, I’m about to take my second mission trip to Kenya.

I was the kid in school who didn’t like essay tests or research papers. I always preferred math to English. I enjoyed reading but never dreamed of writing. Then when my second child was born I was a stay at home mom for the first time and had a million emotions and thoughts and no adults to share them with. I started writing to get them out. Then writing became a passion. I spent the next few years learning about the craft of writing and honing the skill. I read about writing, attended conferences, and joined critique groups. I’ve self-published many books – fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books – but this book is traditionally published and the process has been quite different. It takes a lot longer, but it’s nice to have someone else be in charge of the design, cover, and formatting. It will also be nice to have a publisher and network of authors to help promote this book.

My newest book, In an Instant, is a mystery. We start out seeing a desperate Luke Montgomery at the police station trying to get someone to listen to him about his missing wife. Officer Terrence Cooper agrees to look into what happened to Julie Montgomery, but isn’t quite convinced anything is amiss. After all, she’s only been missing a few hours. However, the more questions he asks, the more it seems like something sinister has happened to Julie. As he continues to dig, he uncovers secrets that are most likely connected to her disappearance and give Luke more to deal with than he ever imagined.

How do I write? Usually I have a glimpse of a scene or a character and the story follows. Sometimes I take the time to plot out the whole story, but very rarely. And there are always half a dozen or more stories floating around waiting for me to record!

My most favorite book of all time…that’s a really tough one. I would say the Bible, but that seems like cheating. I think I’ll have to go with the Zion Covenant series by Brock and Bodie Thoene. It’s a 15 book series set before, during, and after WWII. There is loads of historical accuracy included in the books, the characters are excellently written, and the story is both fascinating and totally possible.

By His grace and for His glory,


Tracy Wainwright

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The joys of being an Indie author!

I had this week free, so great I thought, I can check over Compromise before it goes to publish and I might just finish the next book Chaos. It was raining so it was good to work indoors.

Silly me. I found the paragraph formatting had all gone wrong and despite hours of trying to alter it, those little indents were all over the place. Tried help groups, Microsoft, thought of putting the date back…had headaches and wanted to chuck my PC out the window-well it was its fault…

Then after tinkering for two days, I found this button that says remove all formatting. BINGO! In two hours, I had put it all straight and even made a couple of late changes.

Only to find that the book was locked under pre-sale so I can’t update it until it’s published.

I wont’ make these mistakes again!!!!!!!!