Book Review : A Dolphin Wish

Book Review : A Dolphin Wish

April 7, 2022

A Dolphin Wish is book 2 in the Glimmer Girls series and this story focuses on Mia Glimmer. Mia has a twin sister, Maddie and a younger sister Lulu. Her mother is the famous singer, Gloria Glimmer and the girls often travel with their mother to her concerts. They have a nanny, Miss Julia and…

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by Susan Barnes
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Book Review : London Art Chase

Book Review : London Art Chase

March 10, 2022

London Art Chase is book 1 in the Glimmer Girls series and focuses on Maddie Glimmer. Maddie has a twin sister, Mia and a younger sister Lulu. Her mother is the famous singer, Gloria Glimmer and the girls often travel with their mother to her concerts. They have a nanny, Miss Julia and the girls’…

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Book Review : Pierre's not there

Book Review : Pierre’s not there

April 29, 2021

During the school holidays, Lara travels to Sydney with her mother who cleans houses. Once they arrive, Lara’s mother starts cleaning and Lara wanders into the garden. She sees a boy waving to her from an attic window. She’s greatly surprised as the house is supposed to be empty. Lara doesn’t realise but the magic…

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Christian Today Article on Slaying Dragons

On Slaying Dragons

April 13, 2021

Recently I started a creative writing course. I’m currently studying storytelling and wrote an article about storytelling for Christian Today. As researchers and historians have studied ancient stories, they have discovered a common theme that occurs across cultures and geographical settings. The theme is particularly strong in ancient stories of dragons and mythical monsters. A…

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My book review of Sweet Adversity

Book Review : Sweet Adversity

July 11, 2018

Addie McAllister is a feisty 12-year-old whose life goes from one disaster to another. Her parents are Shakespearean actors who find it difficult to find work during the Great Depression around the 1930’s in Australia. Addie’s adventures begin when she is left at the Emu Swamp Children’s home, along with her pet cockatiel called Macbeth,…

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