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Rotorua Noir – New Zealand’s Inaugural Crime Writing Festival

Posted on Saturday 9th February 2019 by Shauna Bickley

Recently I attended the first New Zealand crime writing festival along with other crime writers, both the home-grown variety and many from overseas. In true Kiwi fashion it was run...

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A New Year

Posted on Tuesday 1st January 2019 by Shauna Bickley

While I find it ironic that we take an arbitrary date and suddenly we’re celebrating a new year and new beginnings, there is something about the end of one period...

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End of the Year

Posted on Monday 31st December 2018 by Shauna Bickley

I’ve just taken the (as yet) current calendar down and put up the 2019 calendar. There’s no doubt some old wives’ tale that says I’m letting myself in for a...

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A Summer Christmas

Posted on Sunday 23rd December 2018 by Shauna Bickley

Yesterday we celebrated the summer solstice and the longest day, apparently 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight. It took me a long time of living in New Zealand for...

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Inspiring Road Trips

Posted on Saturday 8th December 2018 by Shauna Bickley

Over the past couple of months we’ve completed a few road trips around parts of the central North Island of New Zealand and I thought I’d share a few photos....

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If we can’t romance it, we kill it!

Posted on Saturday 10th November 2018 by Shauna Bickley

While I tend to write and read more crime novels than romance, I’m a member of Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ). I joined initially as membership was part of...

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Book or Film First?

Posted on Monday 29th October 2018 by Shauna Bickley

Do you prefer to read a book first or see the film? If you read the book first is the film as good? These questions came up when I was...

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People Helping People

Posted on Sunday 29th April 2018 by Shauna Bickley

I whizzed around the city supermarket — whizzed may be a slight exaggeration as it was very busy — chucking stuff in the trolley. I had a rapidly approaching appointment...

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Renewing my passport

Posted on Friday 20th April 2018 by Shauna Bickley

This week I’ve been subjected to a hideous ordeal. You know the one! For the past month it’s been on my To Do list, but as it reaches the top...

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Lies of the Dead wins a Chill with a Book Readers’ Award

Posted on Friday 6th April 2018 by Shauna Bickley

Like many writers, I have always loved reading. There is such magic in losing yourself within the make-believe of someone’s imagination. One of the reasons I started writing was the...

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