Sylvia Massara

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Sylvia Massara is a multi-genre author based in Sydney, Australia. She loves to dabble in wacky love affairs, drama, murder, scifi (or anything else that takes her fancy) over good coffee.

Born in Argentina, from Italian descent (with a bit of Spanish and Swiss lineage thrown in), and transplanted to Australia at age 10, Sylvia describes herself as a bit of a "moggie" cat by way of mixed pedigree. She is also a citizen of the world as she has travelled widely throughout most of her life and she's the proud owner of three passports.

As with most authors Sylvia draws on her varied experience from the often puzzling tapestry of life. Sylvia loves nature and communing with the animal kingdom (as her pampered kitty, Mia, will attest), and vicariou
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Sylvia Massara It all depends on your taste. The latest book I released was in 2016, and it was an apocalyptic romance. I'm a multi-genre author so you can check out…moreIt all depends on your taste. The latest book I released was in 2016, and it was an apocalyptic romance. I'm a multi-genre author so you can check out all my books at www.sylviamassara.com.

I'm currently working on another Mia Ferrari mystery but this won't be released until late 2017/early 2018.

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Sylvia Massara Funny you should ask this question. The first Mia Ferrari mystery, Playing with the Bad Boys, is very loosely based on real life events that took plac…moreFunny you should ask this question. The first Mia Ferrari mystery, Playing with the Bad Boys, is very loosely based on real life events that took place many years ago, involving the spouse of an acquaintance of mine. The mystery (or crime) was never solved. Of course, the whole story in the Mia Ferrari mystery is highly fictionalised, and even the plot line has been changed to protect those involved; but the essence of the true story lies at the centre of the novel's story. After over 20 years, this story still has the power to haunt me.(less)
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The Soul Bearers

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The Other Boyfriend

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Down Under Dead

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The stigma of growing older when you’re a woman

PicturePlease note: Views are my own, and while ageism affects males, too, in this blog post I am focusing my thoughts mostly towards the sentient being that is mostly affected by ageism: the middle-aged female.

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Silver's Redemption by Patty Wiseman
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I believe there are millions of women out in the world who will be able to relate to Silver Fellowes’ story. I should know because I’m one of them. Once a corporate high-flyer, confident, powerful, and in control—that is until Silver (and I) hit our ...more
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I'm sorry to say that I struggled to get as far as I did with this book, which was page 204. Perhaps I'm missing something, but when I read a mystery/crime series I expect the main protagonist to stand out, in this case DI Fleming. I was disappointed ...more
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The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ray Ozanich
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Being an enthusiast and follower of the latest in neuroscience and neuroplasticity and how emotions affect our health, I was really looking forward to reading this book from "the sufferer's" point of view, that being the author of this book. Unfortun ...more
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They Can't Find Anything Wrong! by David D. Clarke
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In line with other books I have read/studied on rewiring your brain for health, this is yet another excellent book on the subject. Dr Clarke, as with other mind/body doctors, takes the view that repressed and suppressed emotions can be the cause of h ...more
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Unlearn Your Pain by Howard Schubiner
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[image] As an aspiring neuroscience and neuroplasticity polymath I have to say that I found this book to be absolutely excellent.

The author not only combines his deep knowledge of how the brain works when it comes to rewiring itself, and causing
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Child's Play by Darcia Helle
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I read the whole series of the Michael Sykora novels and this one certainly did not disappoint. I found it difficult to put down the book (or I should say "switching off my Kindle reader"). As always, Darcia Helle maintained the kind of pace that whi ...more
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The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory
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There is little known about Jacquetta, Elizabeth Woodville's mother, and this novel really opened up her character alongside the real life history the author was able to unearth regarding this fascinating woman.
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The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
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I really enjoyed reading this book, which is mainly about the life of Elizabeth Woodville. I have to say that I preferred reading this novel more than I did the story of Elizabeth's daughter in The White Princess. Elizabeth Woodville was a strong and ...more
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Darcia Helle Thanks for the add, Sylvia!


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