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Spotlight on Phillipa Clark & Taming the Wind

We have author Phillipa Clark under the spotlight today! She has a new book, Taming the Wind now.

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Phillipa lives just outside a beautiful town in country Victoria, Australia. She also lives in the many worlds of her imagination and stockpiles stories beside her laptop. She adores mysteries of any kind and always manages to include a puzzle in every book. From the fifty year old mystery of lost love in The Stationmaster's Cottage, to the puzzling case of The Christmas Tree Thief, Phillipa loves keeping her characters - and her readers - guessing. With a passion for music, the ocean, nature, reading, and writing, she is often found in the vegetable garden pondering a new story. 

Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly? 

Non fiction, definately! Fiction is a curious mix of imagination, emotions, logic and daydreams, for me at least. I believe anyone has the capacity to learn to write, but would they produce stories able to illicit an emotional response in a reader? Uncertain.

What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? 

When I began to read. And with books such as the Famous Five, I was transported and living with the characters.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal? 

During the Charlotte Dean Mystery series it is a kingfisher. Otherwise water creatures... whales, dolphins, mermaids. :-)

Tell us about your book...

I wrote Taming the Wind after many readers asked how did Thomas and Martha meet? What made their love so special? This is set in 1966 and 1967 and tells their early story. Although easy to read as a standalone with a happy ever after, it also leads into The Stationmaster's Cottage, the first in the River's End Mystery Romance series. Going back to River's End in my mind was a wonderful journey and I had a sense of visiting old friends. A perfect read if you love romantic, sweet stories.

Taming The Wind: Prequel to the River's End Mystery Romance Series

Only time itself will erase our love…
On the edge of the Great Southern Ocean, an old jetty offers a haven for those seeking solace. A place by the sea to think. Plan. And dream.
As the daughter of the region’s wealthiest family, Martha Ryan has everything a girl could ask for. Money means nothing because her soul longs for adventure, love and a family of her own.
Thomas Blake is an artist weighed down by duty. Expected to follow his father into employment by the Ryan family as stationmaster, he yearns for the freedom to paint.
A chance meeting at the jetty one dawn changes both their lives. But will the expectations and prejudices of their families destroy their future?  
Fall in love with Thomas and Martha in Taming the Wind, prequel of The Stationmaster’s Cottage. Perfect as a standalone with its own happy ever after, or follow the lives and loves of the residents in River’s End across all six books.

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  1. Nice to learn about Phillipa and the book sounds good!

  2. Sounds like a great book and good to learn about Philippa. Good luck with the book!

  3. Congratulations on the new book. I like the sound of it. And thanks for sharing all these answers. I liked reading about you.

    1. I really appreciate your kind words. Nice to meet you.

  4. Nice interview, ladies! Your sequel sounds great... and YES, Nas, I just bought it. (Darn you!) :)

    1. LOL... Nas has a way, doesn't she? Many thanks for your kind words and I hope you enjoy. :-)

  5. What a fun interview! Nice to learn a bit about you, Phillipa!

  6. Wishing you much success on what sounds like a lovely read.

    'Lo, Nas;)

  7. Sounds like an interesting book. Great that it gives your readers that backstory they wanted and can be a standalone too. :) Best of luck!

    1. I loved writing this story. What fun to see a young couple meet and fall in love... and lead into their future. :-)

  8. love to read the answer of question "Tell us about your book"...

    Thank you for sharing

  9. My pleasure! I am pleased you enjoyed the answers.

    1. i wish i can find your novel at our bookstore nearby...


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