Category Archives: auslit

Karen Wood – Author Interview

You began your career as an author with your Diamond Spirit series. For those not familiar with the Diamond Spirit series, how would you describe these novels? When I set out to write Diamond Spirit, I wanted it to be … Continue reading

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June 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Thea Adams for her short story Footsteps In The Sand, which has won the June short story competition (theme: mystery or detective). Footsteps In The Sand shows the story of a girl, living with her father in a lighthouse, who investigates a strange occurence. … Continue reading

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June 2013 Short Story Competition Shortlist

Congratulations to authors of the following stories, which have been shortlisted for the June short story competition (theme: detective or mystery): Murder At Beaumont Manor by Jo Hart Below The Deck by Reena Mukherjee Adult Activities: A Tale Of Domestic Detection by Rae … Continue reading

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Belinda, by Rhea Roy Ganguly (short story)

Belinda Beale could have sworn that she heard a stealthy footfall right behind her. She paused and turned around abruptly, causing her long blond hair to cascade in golden wisps around her frightened face. As she peered into the still … Continue reading

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Footsteps In The Sand, by Thea Adams (short story)

The lighthouse foghorn pierced the mist with its strident blast as the gulls wheeled, calling, overhead.  The waters of the little bay rhythmically caressed the sands and the boats rocked gently at anchor.  The little girl sat motionless on the … Continue reading

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An Eye For Detail, by Karen Carlisle (short story)

Viola opened the window shutter, allowing the light to enter. It slowly danced across the room, chasing away the dark. While she waited for her eyes to adapt to the change, she drank in the warmth on her skin. Outside, … Continue reading

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Below The Deck, by Reena Mukherjee (short story)

Nathaniel had never seen so many of them before. They came in their dozens, flooding in, all wanting the best of everything – the most expensive suits, the priciest bowlers…standing behind the counter, the young man wondered what in the … Continue reading

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