Thursday, 6 September 2012

When bad health interfers

So much to try and do since the RWA conference but instead I ended up in hospital for five days last week and still far too weak today. Septicaemia is no fun! Still having treatment and more to come from specialist to get rid of a large kidney stone that caused the problem.

However, do want to make sure you know that Ray now has his own blog with his first post up there today. He has a few pages there too which still need to be completed but he has made a good start!  Ray Hawkins blog

Also I have been remiss in not mentioning the new Australian Christian Readers Blog Alliance . I am so privileged to be the first one to be featured on their blog tour and do click on their name above and go to their blog. If you have your own blog, wherever you are in the world do consider becoming a member because this is your chance to receive a free copy of my Return to Baragula.

Here is the message:
I am resending as we haven't heard from many members yet. I know some have the book and if you have and are still willing to tour the book we would love to hear also. (it also shows members are getting emails)

Below is the information of our first blog tour for November. If you are unsure
just ask and I will answer questions but bear with me and if you dont hear until
Tuesday please understand, My mother passed away this week and the funeral is Monday.

To request this book please reply to this email and we will get back to you. If
you don't hear from us in 24 hours resend (due to personal issues this time,if
you haven't heard by Tuesday resend).


After the contact date is past we will put up a blogger list. If you requested
the book and your name is not on the list email us at

Tour Date: November 5th - 9th:

Book Title & Author: Return to Baragula by Mary Hawkins

Short Bio & Author Website:Bio:-

Mary Hawkins is a best-selling inspirational romance author with other 825,000
romance books in print. During the first few years of being published she also
had five medical romance novels released by Harlequin Mills & Boon before
concentrating on inspirationals for Barbour Publishing (Ohio). Return to
Baragula is her first single title and the first released by an Australia

Mary was a Queensland farmer's daughter, became a registered nurse and has a
graduate diploma from a Sydney Bible College where she met her husband. Ray is a
retired minister who is also a published author. They enjoyed ministries in
Australia, three short term mission trips to Africa and two years at a church in
England before settling in beautiful Tasmania. They have three adult children
and are now proud grandparents. Mary is a member of several writing
organisations including American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of
Australia, Romance Writers America, their Faith Hope Love chapter and Australian
Omega Writers. She enjoys speaking appointments and writing workshops where she
can share the journey she has been walking for many years with her Lord and
Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Short Book Description:
Emily Parker's actions as a teenager not only impacted her own life but the
lives of many others.

Now, six years later, she returns reluctantly to her home town of Baragula only
to discover the man at the heart of those actions, Matthew Davidson, is the
community's respected doctor.

While Emily's faith is now severely weakened by all that has happened, Matthew's
life has completely turned around since he committed his life to Christ. His
personal relationship with God is tested when he discovers how his behaviour
when a non-believer hurt so many, especially Emily, and feels responsible for
her hardness of heart towards the Lord.

Disease attacks the community while danger from another source threatens Emily
and her family. Through it all, will Matthew and Emily's faith be strong enough
to forgive each other and put the past behind them?

Genre: Inspirational Romance fiction

Number of Reviewer Books Available: 10 for Australia 5 overseas.

Contact Deadline: Friday Midnight 7th Sept Australia time.


Thank you so much to Ausjenny and Narelle Atkins for commencing this exciting new venture.
And now back to resting on the bed.


1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear you ended up in hospital! Glad you are on the improve though. :)

    Did ACRBA send out an email regarding your book? I am a member and I didn't receive one. Hmm must check up on that! XXOO