Thursday, 18 April 2013


A Sheila is a pretty young woman with every imaginable good quality that an Aussie guy could possibly desire. It’s a compliment of the highest order. A term of endearment. To others, it’s any female.

Some say it originated from the Irish name, Sheelagh, for which there were many immigrants in the early 1900s into Australia. So the shortened version of Sheila would have been a term of endearment from the hordes of Aussie guys trying to charm them.

Others say it was a generic term for an Irish woman, as “Paddy” is generic for an Irish man. Though not a disparaging term, men did not call a woman “Sheila” to their faces, unless it was her name, which could be a little awkward :)

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Read Urban Hunters on Wattpad for free

Have you heard of Wattpad? I think it’s wonderful. Check it out here if you haven’t. You can read stories instantly, on your computer or any device, directly off the net. New stories are added chapter by chapter every few days. That’s what I’m doing with my series.

You may wonder why I’m giving my books away for free. Well it’s not that unusual really. Loads of Libraries stock my books for their members to read for free. Wattpad is very similar. There are lots of people, kids especially, who can’t afford to buy books. I would hate it if a kid couldn’t read my stories. Well now they can. And that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

This from 10 year old Andrew in the UK “The best books I have ever read in my entire life.” He’s the youngest fan that I know of and I’m sure this has been a life changing experience for him. My oldest fan is in his seventies. I doubt I’ve done much to change his life, but I’m positive he got a laugh out of it.

Of course, I’m hoping some of these readers will tell their friends all about my great books, and some of them may be able to afford to buy them. That’s what makes my world go around.

So please, drop into Wattpad and check out my Urban Hunters series. And if you know someone who likes to read, young or old, please share this link with them:

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