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The latest books and happenings, and the general comings and goings of Rosie and the Boom Family.

My Little Songbird

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Just a quick post about my daughter Eliza. She is in the last month of a post grad diploma in opera studies. On Monday night I had the joy of hearing her compete in the North Shore Aria competition, and the thrill of seeing her win! $5000 is a great bonus to a student!

 

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Edible Book Day

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A friend sent me this wonderful photo of my book at the Auckland Edible Book Day. I think the lion looks fantastic! I hope he tasted good!!


Katie’s 33 Km Shoeless Walk

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I want to tell you about my daughter Katie, and the long walk she’ll be making on Sunday 15th May. As many of you know she has been barefoot now for three and a half years. Her heart was moved by the needs of the children she met in Cambodia, and since then she has been raising money to send 1000 children to school… read more | 2 Comments


Welcome to 2016

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It’s been a while since I wrote anything on my website I’m afraid…life has been full and busy, with all the family home for the summer, lots of big celebrations and events out at our place, and quite a bit of travel.
But a new year has begun, and I’m looking forward to it! I hope you also had a wonderful Christmas… read more


My Heart Overflows now available!

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I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, My Heart Overflows, is now available on my online store. It contains 366 daily devotional thoughts. The daily readings reflect my thoughts and yearnings as a young woman, as I passionately tried to live my whole life in complete devotion to Christ. It records my personal spiritual journey  through disappointments, hardships, the call to the mission field and serving God in… read more


My Heart Overflows

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An exciting morning for me! The two advance copies of my new book, My Heart Overflows,  arrived in the post! The others are en route to NZ on a ship, due to arrive June 7th.  It will be available for purchase on my online store then. The book is a daily devotional. I’ll paste the preface below so you can get a feel of the book…. read more | 2 Comments


Update on The Barn

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For those of you who have enjoyed The Barn Chronicles I thought I’d do a wee update on the barn. Ever since we moved out of it we’ve had friends or family living there. My brother Peter and his wife Raewyn have just moved out – they lived there for over a year while helping us care for Mum before she died. Since becoming vacant I’ve had a… read more | 4 Comments


China Adventure

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Thought I should post some pics of my amazing time in China. It was a very busy time – we hit the ground running and had visited four cities in five days…Shanghai, Kunshan, Nanjing and Beijing. I got quite sick in my last week unfortunately but still managed to visit the amazing Summer Palace, the Forbidden City and of course the Great Wall. Even managed to get a few inches read more | 2 Comments


Off to China

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In less than two weeks I’m heading with a friend to go to China for a fortnight. We’re going to be talking with lots of mums to encourage them in their parenting. I’ve been trying to make sure all my ebooks are up and running – too tricky trying to take a whole lot of books with me!

I’m really looking forward to meeting the people and also seeing… read more | 1 Comment


Finalist in CALEB Prize

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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.