Category: authors and books

  • Surprised by Joy

    Surprised by Joy

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Life is so wonderful that I am often surprised by joy. Despite the doom sayers, pessimists and the overly politically correct, I believe it is still a beautiful world.

  • What is your love language?

    What is your love language?

    Reading Time: 3 minutes We all have a predominant love language that makes us feel loved and if our partner or parent uses this well guess what, we feel loved! That is wonderful, isn’t it? If we all feel more loved we will be less grudging, less spiteful, less vengeful etc and the world will…

  • Enigmatic Elizabeth von Arnim, a woman of mystery

    Enigmatic Elizabeth von Arnim, a woman of mystery

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Elizabeth von Arnim was an enigmatic woman of mystery and myths mostly of her own creation. Her extraordinary life story reads like a fancifully constructed novel. It is hard to believe so much happened to a woman who was born in the then backwater colonial Sydney in the late nineteenth century.

  • Joni’s Beautiful Books Page

    Joni’s Beautiful Books Page

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Here on Joni’s Book Page are descriptions of novels by Joni Scott (Australia)so you can see what she writes about and whether you are interested in her novels. You can sample the writing style by reading some of Joni’s short stories in the post Time for a little story.

  • Time for a little story

    Time for a little story

    Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi there, I decided to try something new. Story time! Yes, once a month, I will post one of my short stories for you to read. This is one I submitted last year and won a highly commended award for. Stringybark Publishing included it in their anthology.

  • Breaking barriers in the Jazz Age

    Breaking barriers in the Jazz Age

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Those who sail close to the shore never discover new lands’. How true. The French writer, Andre Gide, wrote this in1925. Like many writers of the time, Gide was breaking with the conventions and restrictions of society. It was the Jazz Age.

  • What inspiration lies behind a novel?

    What inspiration lies behind a novel?

    Reading Time: 6 minutes What inspires a writer? Where do they get their ideas from? To give you a little insight I include below an interview. This is one of a few interviews I have done with people. The very few people interested in me in the world!

  • Whisper encouragement to authors please (and excuse the commas)

    Whisper encouragement to authors please (and excuse the commas)

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear readers can you whisper encouragement to authors and artists please. While reviewing a wonderful book I had just finished with a happy sigh, I read the one below mine. It was very brutal, spiteful and full of outraged venom. Okay, so you didn’t like it. Just say it was not…

  • Down the Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree

    Down the Rabbit Hole and Up a Tree

    Reading Time: 3 minutes There are whole worlds to explore in the diverging tunnels of the rabbit hole. It’s so called in reference to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland when she followed the scurrying white rabbit down his burrow.

  • Whispering through Time

    Whispering through Time

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Although I am a math and science teacher, I have had to write a few things in my time. So, I started to write about Winifred one rainy February afternoon in 2019. I only had a school exercise book with me, no computer, so it was a little arduous and scribbly…


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