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Book giveaway!

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From the author of Chameleon comes this historical fiction novel, Mark of the Leopard, the second in the African history series, a story of romance, mystery, danger and betrayal set against a backdrop of wild lands and raging seas. In 1703 Sabrina Barrington and her children are shipwrecked and presumed drowned off the Cape of Good Hope, the site of the present-day city of Cape Town. Fourteen years later, an investigator tells Sabrina’s brother, Lucien Castle, that one of his sister’s children has been seen on the island of Madagascar, off Africa’s east coast. It is imperative to return the youngster to England before his twenty-fifth birthday, otherwise his grandfather, the corrupt and detested Robert Barrington, will usurp his rightful inheritance. Castle is the only one who can confirm the young man is not an impostor. In order to do this he must leave the comfort of Amsterdam in Holland and embark on a journey into the unknown. Will Castle be able to overcome his demons and find his nephew in time? Or will he succumb to the perils that beset his epic expedition every step of the way? In a voyage that takes them from the untamed island of Madagascar to the storm-tossed Dutch outpost at the Cape of Good Hope, Castle and his companion must face innumerable dangers and battle not only rival investigators but also each other.



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Great reviews for Chameleon!

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It’s been so gratifying to see all the wonderful comments people have made about Chameleon. Thanks to all those who have given me feedback. I really appreciate it.

Here are some of the comments:

‘I couldn’t put it down …’
‘The plot kept me guessing and the twists and turns enticed me to keep reading.’
‘The historical events from Africa enhanced my journey to another time and place.’
‘Well worth the read.’
‘The author deftly weaves a story from intensive research, and gives an authentic feel to the characters and situations.’
‘The book grabs the reader from the start.’
‘Intensive research gives an authentic feel to the characters and situations.’
‘I recommend Chameleon to all those who love mystery, history and romance.’
‘I recommend Chameleon to all those who love mystery, history and romance.’
‘Chameleon has many twists and turns which leave the reader guessing until the final chapters.’
‘The reader is drawn inexorably into the characters’ motivations as the book charges to an unforeseen denouement.’
‘This debut book explores complex characters in a raw way. It’s an absorbing read.’
‘This debut book is an absorbing read.’
‘Shadowed by the brutality of a war fuelled by racial tension, Chameleon’s characters act out their conflicted twisted lives.’
‘I enjoyed Chameleon immensely.’
‘I thoroughly enjoyed Chameleon … I am so impressed.’
Chameleon by Kathy Stewart http://www.authorsally.net/Chameleon

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Chameleon is about to be be released!

Exciting news is that Chameleon, my African saga set between 1914 and 1946, is about to be published on Amazon within the next few days. It’s been a long time in coming and it’s so exciting to finally be on the cusp of having it released.

Based on The Chameleon Factor, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award in 2010, this story is about the Moss family whose fourteen-year-old daughter Eve is madly in love with Richard, a stranger who has lately come into the midst. It is 1914, and as troops mass for war in Europe, even at their remote trading store in Transkei, South Africa, the Moss family and their sometimes-guest Richard feel the impact on their lives. Then Richard enlists, taking fifteen-year-old Fred with him. Albert and Martha are furious and afraid for Fred, but fourteen-year-old Eve is shattered, her hopes of eloping with Richard dashed. All she has to remember him by is a strange wooden mannikin …




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Publishing: Hints and Tips

Ever wanted to know more about publishing? At the Gold Coast Writers Festival this Friday 26 October 2012, we have a line-up of authors and industry experts who will take you through various aspects from self-publishing landmines and how to avoid them to self-editing with professional manuscript assessor, Louise Cusack.

Anthony Puttee from Book Cover Cafe will speak on Writing for Profit, while Paul Higgs of Palmer Higgs Publishing Services will give us valuable insight into the Digital Evolution. The program of seminars will finish with From Manuscript to Market with Laurel Cohn, a highly experienced editor who has been involved in all aspects of publishing for many years.

For tickets and more information about these authors and presenters, please check out http://www.goldcoastwritersfestival.com.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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