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Elise McCune

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Elise McCune is an Australian, Melbourne-based writer. www.elisemccune.com


Praise for CASTLE OF DREAMS:

I love this type of dual narrative, and found the scenes set in the 1940s particularly evocative. A real page-turner of a book, with just enough sizzle.

Kate Forysth ~ International best selling author

With the castle setting and family secrets the novel fits into the gothic genre, but ironically sans the cold and dark of the customary gothic, swapping it instead for tropical rain forest setting. There are beautiful descriptions that in hindsight can be seen as metaphorical such as the anecdote of the egg that is ‘clean and empty’. This again could be easily read over, yet is one of the subtle clues that demonstrates lives fractured like frag
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Elise McCune That is a good question. We all have secrets and they can relate to the past or something that has happened in our own life. In every family history…moreThat is a good question. We all have secrets and they can relate to the past or something that has happened in our own life. In every family history and every life there are mysteries. I do have secrets and some of them would make a good book! But if I told you what they are then it wouldn’t be a secret or a mystery anymore. You have prompted me to think about what I can include in a future book.
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Elise McCune Hi Natalie,

This is an interesting question. Since I could write I have always written stories. It came from a great love of reading. I’d make up…more
Hi Natalie,

This is an interesting question. Since I could write I have always written stories. It came from a great love of reading. I’d make up stories even before then and pretend to read the words from a picture book. To be a writer you have to read. (less)
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