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Spotlight on Phillipa Nefri Clark

 Our Spotlight on Author is on Phillipa Nefri Clark. 



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, and the bizarre disappearance of a wealthy man in Last Known Contact, Phillipa loves keeping her characters—and her readers—guessing. She writes about happy endings, heart-pounding suspense, and characters who stay with you long after the final page.

With a passion for music, the ocean, nature, reading, and writing, she is often found in the vegetable garden pondering a new story.

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Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
Yes! There are many types of writing, but even when it comes to fiction, I believe a creative mind and willingness to work at the craft of writing are the most important elements in a writing career. Emotions can help but also hinder, depending upon the type of novel and indeed, the kind of writer. 

As a writer, what would you tell other writers starting out?
Find your voice and keep it. Each of us has a unique way of putting words on paper, thoughts into our characters heads, and creating a story. Be willing to learn what makes your voice unique so you can tap into it. A great editor will help you keep your voice while ensuring the elements of grammar and so forth are correct. My other advice is to learn the business basics of writing. Whether you aim for traditional or self-publishing, having some knowledge of the industry will stop a new author making costly mistakes. And always believe in yourself.

Tell us about your book...


Almost four years ago, The Stationmaster's Cottage was released as a standalone story of timeless love and family betrayal. Before long, I was talked into writing more about River's End and the mystery which occupied the old cottage. There are now four novels and two short stories in the series and all of them are being released as audiobooks this year. First is The Stationmaster's Cottage, paired with Taming the Wind, a gorgeous story of how Thomas and Martha met fifty years ago. I loved writing this series, which moves between now and other times such as the 1960s and even all the way to the 1850s. Set along the Great Ocean Road in Australia, the tiny town of River's End has many secrets and a whole lot of love. If misty cliffs, wild seas, and a dog called Randall appeal, you'll love the books.


Audiobook links to Amazon. 


34 comments:

  1. Nice to meet Phillipa and the book sounds good.

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    1. Thank you so much! Please let me know your thoughts if you read/listen. :-)

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  2. Thank you.
    I hope Phillipa has been coping with her State's lockdown - and that the end is in sight.

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    1. Hello there and thank you for your thoughts. We live just outside metro so the impact has been less on us. But we feel for our metro friends so much! At least now there is positive news.

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  3. Nice to learn more about Philippa! Have a good week, stay safe, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie. Thanks for reading and it is nice to meet you!

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  4. Books coming out in Audio! Exciting.

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    1. Thank you! I am so excited and having listened to the book now I am so thrilled with the narrator.

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  5. Ty for nice post, I haven't known this author before xx

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    1. Thank you, and thank you Nas for having such an awesome blog. xx

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    1. I'm just beginning to listen to audiobooks (I have to now!) and love having the words read.

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  8. This sounds like a terrific series, and I love how what was intended to be a single stand-alone book has grown into so much more. That others persuaded you to expand your story proves that you did a top-notch job creating a memorable world peopled with characters your readers relate to and want to know better. Best wishes for continued success.

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    1. Susan, this! Exactly what happened. The characters and the world of River's End was so engaging that readers clamored for more. And Phillipa did a fabulous job bringing this world and her characters alive on the pages. I do hope someday we could see this as a TV series! Now, this would really be fantastic!

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    2. Hi Susan...thank you! I am so fortunate to have wonderful readers who aren't afraid to tell me what they want. :-) And characters with their own minds - for example, Charlotte Dean appeared from nowhere in Jasmine Sea (book two of the River's End series). She stayed for another book then took herself off to Kingfisher Falls and demanded her own series, thank you very much lol. I just finished writing book 5 in the Charlotte Dean Mysteries.

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  9. Oh so interesting thanks for share with us
    xx

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    1. If you enjoy a bit of a mystery and a real love story I think you would enjoy them. :-)

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  11. Lovely mini-interview! These books sound right up my alley -- mystery and romance, how can you go wrong?

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    1. Oh, thank you! I would love to hear what you think if you read or listen. :-)

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  12. quiero un audiobook de estos, gracias por la entrevista, me ha encantado.

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! Los audiolibros están ahora en Audible para las dos primeras historias. ¡Espero que mi traducción esté bien!

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