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Teaser Tuesday 2017 logoWelcome to Teaser Tuesday, the series where I share snippets from new and past releases, and works-in-progress, and occasionally con writing buddies into doing the same.

After a quiet weekend at home, this week sees me zooming off to one of my favourite places – the Hunter Valley. I’ll be visiting for the Scone Writers Festival which is on from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th. You can catch me on Sunday at 11-50 am on the rural and regional stories from around Australia panel with fellow author Kim Kelly and author-photographer David Darcy. Full details and ticketing on the Scone Writers Festival website.

Books in the heart of wine and horse country? You couldn’t ask for a better festival!

Many of you will be aware that Summer and the Groomsman, the very first of my Levenham Love Story novellas, has been available for free across the major ebook platforms for much of this year. This will soon be coming to an end. Consider this blog post your heads-up that if you haven’t already snagged your free copy, then hurry up and do so before it returns to normal pricing.

Righty-o, seeing as we’ve been talking Summer and Harry, let’s have a snippet. Here’s Harry at Josh and Em’s wedding (the hero and heroine of Rocking Horse Hill), where he’s proud to act as one of Josh’s groomsmen, and aching for Summer to show…


The bride and groom were staring at one another with secretive smiles, as if only they knew how special this moment was, and once again Harry was overcome with sentimentality. Unable to help Cover of Summer and the Groomsman by Cathryn Heinhimself, he shot a quick, hopeful look toward the back of the church.

And damn near squeaked.

Summer was hovering at the very rear, looking heart-stoppingly sweet and pretty in a flowery knee-length dress and her hair tied up in a loose bun. She was standing with her hands folded in front of the skirt, a silver toolbox by her feet, and gazing at one of the church’s colourful stained glass windows. As he gawked, the window was hit by a shaft of sunlight, dappling her face and body in colour. And though Harry knew it probably ranked as one of the dumbest notions he’d ever been struck with, he couldn’t help feeling as though, somehow, the building was blessing her.


This is SUCH a cute story and Harry is a big darling, although Summer certainly doesn’t think so when she first encounters him. But we can’t have love coming easily, can we? That’d be no fun at all.

What is fun is that you still have a chance to score the ebook of Summer and the Groomsman for free from these stores:




Google Play

Prefer print? Not a problem. Sign print copies of Summer and the Groomsman can be purchased directly from me for $12 including postage to your Australian postal address. Contact me for more details.

Or, simply order from these retailers:


Angus & Robertson Bookworld



If you’d like to read another excerpt, check out its book page on this website. Want to know how I came to write Harry and Summer’s story? Visit It all started in a Gold Coast spa . . .


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