Well, it has been 2 weeks since I did my last blog. Time flies when you're having fun! Giddy up!
In that time Rosalee Station was released, I've done my very first book launch, met amazing people that have the same amount of passion for the outback as I have, and over-come my fear of Radio interviews ( considering I have done 8 of them and still have 8 to go that is a bonus!) It's been a rollercoaster ride that has left me beaming from ear to ear and slightly resembling The Joker out of Batman...LOL!
Today I thought I'd share with you all some of the lovely emails I've received this past week. They have filled me with happiness and inspired me to keep doing what I love, writing!
Reviews for Rosalee Station
"Hi Mandy. I purchased your book yesterday and I couldn't put it down. Loved it! Cannot wait to read another one of your Australian outback stories, we do not have enough authors who write these stories. As a ex manager of a book store there is large following for outback fiction. Once again, thanks for the great read. What an experience and journey you took me on. It was if I was there.
"Well, thanks to the rain I wasn't needed on the tractor today so I was able to go to town and get the mail. I was pleased to see my copy of Rosalee Station there (thanks for signing it by the way!). I haven't put it down and have finished it just in time to start getting tea ready. A lovely day listening to the rain in front of the fire with a book. Something I NEVER do!! What an amazing book!!!! Thank you so much!! I can't tell you how absorbed I got in the story and how much I wished that it was me experiencing the station life. It was always a dream of mine to work on a station, but my life took a different path (one which has blessed me with a wonderful husband, 2 beautiful children and a great place to live and work). Your book has let me experience that dream through words and imagination. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.I hope there will be more books to come in the future.Once again,thank you for Rosalee Station. I will be recommending it to my mates for sure!
"I finally got the book thank you so much!! I started at 2 this arvo and just closed it!! Haven't been able to put it down, it was truly amazing and you are now one of my favourite authors. I just wish the next one was out now as I just want to keep reading. I really felt as though I was there and I shared the same feelings as Sarah. I felt her love and her heartache. Mandy you should be so proud of your novel, you really have shown people what country life is really like and what the true meaning of love is!!!! Thankyou for such an amazing adventure and I can't wait for the next!! Congratulations!
"Hey Mandy! Picked up Rosalee station at Big W last week and just read the last half in one sitting! Loved it,loved it,loved it!!! Felt the heat, the gritty dust and the love of Sarah for her family.Loved Victory and Duke.Laughed out loud a few times.Well done!
"Hi Mandy,I just finish reading you book Rosalee Station. Brilliant. I live in outback WA, in a small mining town. Your book was fantastic reading and the Aussie slang in your book made me laugh and feel part of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed your book and look forward to your next book. Keep up the great work,
Michelle Duiker WA"
"Dear Mandy, Just wanted to let you know LOVED your book... I need MORE though:) I have a pile of books by Rachael Tresure, Fiona Palmer, Tony Parsons And a few more, only the best make the cut and I am excited to say yours will definately be there tooo... Definately re-reading it. Only 1 complaint I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN...
"Hi Mandy, Your book is just brilliant...I loved it and really could not put it down. I am tired now though, I work during the day for a builder then coach gymnastics in the arvo/night plus the 2 kids so it's been midnight sleeps this week for me. I hope you are super proud and I love a book when you actually get taken away to that place....I felt like I was out at that station...I hope sales go well and wish you every bit of sucsess with the book. I can not wait for your next book and thank you for giving me a few days away from my normal life...
"Hi Mandy,I've just finished Rosalee Station. What an awesome story, I really loved it. Was up till 1130 last night and up again super early to finish it off. It made me feel like I'd escaped into Sarah's life on the station. I think she's really lucky! I loved how you wrote about the Aussie outback country-its exactly how I imagine it to be.
"Mandy, I just finished reading Rosalee Station. Absolutely loved it, couldn't put it down, took 7 hrs to read. You must and should be so proud!
Thought for this week
A good laugh can turn a bad day into a great one !
Until next week, keep smiling and dreaming