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Going Wild Flower with Orchidmania

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Eliza Redgold (Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd) dancing in Singapore

Have you got orchidmania?

If you love orchids and romance, I hope you’ll love my novella Wild Flower published by Harlequin Escape  : ” Orchids drive us wild … For centuries fragrant orchids have made potent love potions. Exotic orchid expert Dianella Lee doesn’t expect to have anything in common with American tech whiz Wade Hamilton when he arrives in Australia. The scent of love arouses a powerful connection of opposites, but will distance pull them apart?”

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A pink fairy orchid I spotted on the Rainbow Coast in Western Australia

WildFlower-Harlequin1920_1920x3022 (1)From its exotic setting on the spectacular rainbow coast of Australia to sultry Singapore,  I hope you’ll be allured by Wild Flower.  Orchids bloom along the Rainbow Coast on the southern west tip of Western Australia. In Spring there is a carpet of beauty. Like the hero of Wild Flower I got orchidmania there too!  In Singapore, the National Orchid Garden at the Botanic Gardens in Singapore is an orchid lover’s paradise. The garden contains over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids and one of the largest tropical displays in the world.

Singapore is one of my favourite places. I used to lecture there regularly – and then go out dancing at night!

Wishing you dancing shoes!

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Flying High for Romance

Hide and Seek was a special book because it brought back many childhood memories of growing up as a flying doctor’s daughter. Some of my earliest recollections are of flying and of the dry and dusty outback towns we lived in. I also experienced a runway plane crash, just like Hope, the heroine of Hide and Seek – though it didn’t have the same tragic consequences. My father also worked as a doctor in Broome (where Hide and Seek is set). To get there, we would fly for many hours in a creaky old plane.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service continues to do life-saving work, taking medical care to Australia’s furthest corners. Some of the royalties from this book will go to the RFDS.

 Hide and Seek was released in a 3-in-1 summer bestseller print collection: Time for the Beach but it is also available singly as an e-book. Enjoy!

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Best wishes,

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Flying near Broome

 

 

 

 

 

Flying near Broome in an open sided helicopter!

The Return of the Lady

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I’ve been writing about the word lady. The word had a bad rap, but it’s made a 21st century comeback. A while ago I wrote an opinion piece for The Age newspaper (I loved the graphic they created for this article) and in Women and Language journal (as Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd) I explored why the lady’s back and what her future may be.

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Romance YOUR Senses

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“We do not put beauty or love or order into the world. We find them there.” ~ James Hillman: The Force of Character (1999).

One of the first pieces of fiction writing advice I received was to ‘use my senses’. To be honest, I had no idea how. As an academic of the absent-minded professor variety (as my university students will attest) I often didn’t notice what was around me, wandering around campus lost in thought. So, one by one, I decided to ‘romance my senses’ in my own backyard, by exploring the region where I live and writing about each sense. What an adventure!

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