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JB Rowley

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I grew up in a small Australian town called Orbost in the state of Victoria. I spent my childhood chasing snakes and lizards down hollow logs, playing Hansel and Gretel in the bush with my brothers, climbing trees, searching the local rubbish tip for books to read and generally behaving like a feral child. We didn't have horses but we had sheep so I used to ride on the back of a big old ram. I also did a lot of reading, usually curled up in the hay shed. These days I live in Melbourne (Australia) where, when I am not writing, I work as an English tutor and an oral storyteller.

I regret that I have had to pull out of Goodreads discussions at present due to lack of time. However, I'm thrilled that my latest writing project - a murder mystery
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Yay! I’ve finally started my journey as a murder mystery writer. After years of reading crime fiction, especially that from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, I’m overjoyed to be now writing my own series. I’m celebrating my new venture with a new name: Brigid George. This pen name is a tribute to my father, George Rowley, who always called me Brigid.

Although I say I’ve just started my journe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 25, 2015 14:15 • 10 views • Tags: australia, jb-rowley, murder, mystery
Average rating: 3.76 · 1,109 ratings · 148 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Whisper My Secret
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 909 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Mother of Ten
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Trapped in Gondwana (Trappe...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2012
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Whisper My Secret: A Memoir
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
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A Charming Neighbour
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014 — 2 editions
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" Patricia wrote: "I just finished listening to Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
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" Brenda wrote: "Haha!! That's classic Adrian! Love the inventiveness of your Mum:)"

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“Society continually tells victims to ‘get over it’, or ‘it’s in the past’. I can assure you that the treatment of those of us who survive will not be “in the past” as long as one of us draws breath, for we suffer the consequences every second of our existence.”
JB Rowley, Mother of Ten

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message 4: by JB

JB Rowley Emily wrote: ""Trapped in Gondwana; a fantasy adventure series set in the ancient southern supercontinent of Gondwana for children in the 8 – 12 age group."

Sounds like an interesting project! Good luck :)"


Hi Emily. My apologies if I did not acknowledge your comment. Please don't think me rude; I am just a techie tenderfoot! JB :-)


message 3: by JB

JB Rowley C. A. wrote: "Hey JB! Haven't been on Goodreads for a few weeks, too busy writing. Just saw you'd launched the second in your Gondwana Land series. BIG congratulations! Planning on reading both before I see you ..."

Thanks Carole. Great to hear from you. Your comment has verified that I must have done everything correctly in order to add Trapped in Gondwana: Book 2 to the Goodreads listing. I always bumble with these things until I become used to the particular platform. By the time I get to Book 7 I guess I'll be pretty comfortable with the Goodreads process. (Maybe!) Like you, I don't always have time to pop into Goodreads or to meet the reading challenges but I do try.

Looking forward to coffee and chat or even grog and gossip in Feb. JB :-)


message 2: by C.A.

C.A. Hocking Hey JB! Haven't been on Goodreads for a few weeks, too busy writing. Just saw you'd launched the second in your Gondwana Land series. BIG congratulations! Planning on reading both before I see you in February.
Kind Regards
Carole


message 1: by Emily (last edited Mar 20, 2012 04:40AM)

Emily Elst "Trapped in Gondwana; a fantasy adventure series set in the ancient southern supercontinent of Gondwana for children in the 8 – 12 age group."

Sounds like an interesting project! Good luck :)


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