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- Rosie Boom

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Finalist in CALEB Prize


Some good news today. Where the River Rises has just been named a finalist in the 2014 Australasian CALEB Children’s Book Award. That means each of the four books in The Barn Chronicles has either been a winner or a finalist in the awards.

One Year On


Today was the first year anniversary of Dad’s death. I can hardly believe it. John came up from Auckland and we four siblings had a wonderful lunch at Reva’s at the town basin – a place where Dad loved to go and look at the boats.
Then we went to the grave. What a beautiful place Maunu Cemetery is – stone walls, huge stands of trees read more

Kate and Jules Riding sing Surrender

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Oh, wow! I’ve just watched Jules Riding and Katie singing Surrender on YouTube. Must confess I cried as I watched it.


Update on Eliza

Photo: Another wonderful day of beautiful music with two of my daughters in beautiful Christchurch.
Tonight was the preliminaries for the Dame Malvina Major aria competition, and Eliza is through to the finals tomorrow night! (7.30 pm at St Mark

I’ve realised I haven’t put anything on my website about my darling Eliza’s latest successes…only did it on Facebook. So I’ll just post the Facebook entries below here for those of you that are interested…
11 July 2014

Another wonderful day of beautiful music with two of my daughters in beautiful Christchurch…

Books in America


Where the River Rises has finally landed in America! The book and the boxed set is now available at Grace and Truth Books. It’s been a long time coming, but finally my American readers can purchase the books in their own country.
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Saying Goodbye to my Mum

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It’s been a long time since I wrote anything here, and I apologize for that! I have been keeping my Facebook page up to date but nothing else…

It’s been a hugely busy time because my darling mother became sick with bronchitis in late May and died two days later on the 29 May 2014, with pneumonia.

29 May 2014
Tonight my darling mother read more | 7 Comments

Book of the Year Award

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Some exciting news! Where the River Rises has won the 2014 International Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award in the Children’s 8-12 years category. (This is the same award that Where the Crickets Sing won last year)
Thanks to those of you who took the time and voted. The publicity will be a help in promoting… read more | 4 Comments