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Cape Reinga, NZ – The Northernmost Point

Last weekend, Mr. Munro and I visited Cape Reinga, a place I'd never gone to before. Cape Reinga is at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand, and from here it's possible to see where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collide with currents going in different directions. I've mentioned Cape Reinga in an earlier post, and it has cultural significance for the Māori people. The drive...

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Dinosaur of the Insect World #travel #NewZealand

The weta - it's a large and primitive insect, native to New Zealand. The reason I chose to write about wetas today is so more people know what they are. When I used a weta reference in my book Janaya, my editor didn't know what I was talking about and I had to rewrite...

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Grab LONE WOLF Free – Two days only #paranormal #romance

Lone Wolf is a paranormal romance, set in Yellowstone National Park. See my post a few days ago about the idea behind the book. Today and tomorrow (11 and 12 September) you can download a copy for free. Here's the blurb: Following your gut instinct, that’s when...

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Behind the Book: Lone Wolf

Throughout time writers have gained inspiration from places they’ve visited. Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express after taking a journey on this iconic train. Daphne du Maurier stayed at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor in 1930 and used this as the setting for...

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Tirau: Corrugated Captial #newzealand #travel

Tirau is a small New Zealand town. It's pronounced Tee-rau 1. Tirau, originally referred to a hill three miles southwest of the village, is covered with cabbage trees where Maori trapped the keruru (wood pigeon). It was first settled by the Ngati Raukawa, although...

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