Andrea Jacka

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Andrea lives in Orewa, New Zealand. When not working or writing she can be found either inching through the novels of Charles Dickens with reasonable success; learning to stand-up paddle board with fair to middling success; or attempting to control her addiction to peanut M&Ms with little to no success.
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Andrea Jacka Hi, Linda. Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes. I love to hear a reader enjoyed One For Another so much. Although not the only book …moreHi, Linda. Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes. I love to hear a reader enjoyed One For Another so much. Although not the only book I have written, it is the only book I have published so far, but another Hennessey Reed is definitely in the pipeline. Being the determined character that she is, she has been rather insistent about that. Kind regards, Andrea.(less)
Andrea Jacka My short answer is "Probably not". Horrors have always terrified me, both in book and movie form so for peace of mind I avoid them wishing to retain m…moreMy short answer is "Probably not". Horrors have always terrified me, both in book and movie form so for peace of mind I avoid them wishing to retain my sanity. Below is the best I could manage, and is my idea of horror. (Although I think I may have gone a little off piste.)

Alex's forehead clipped the mahogany deck trim when he tripped and fell from his yacht the Mary Lee. As he bobbed in the ocean, almost blinded by the blood that dripped into his eyes from the cut he tried desperately, and in vain, to recall if it was a dolphin or shark that had a pointed fin as one cut through the ocean toward him. (less)
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“Maybe that scrawny animal she passes as a dog was attacked by a chicken and she intends to request you arrest the chicken's owner. Or the chicken.”
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“You know I never profess to be a lady, Raff.”
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“Will you quit following me, Raff? There must be criminals out there you need to arrest, or shoot, or . . . something.”
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“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.”
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