Bronwyn Elsmore

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When Bronwyn was about ten, she wrote to Author Enid Blyton telling her she was going to be a writer too. She kept to her plan and that’s been her occupation since – she admits it’s a fair while now.

Over that time she has been an advertising copywriter, freelancer, contract writer, editor, education writer, playwright, writing mentor and tutor, and an academic writer during the years she was also an academic. She has won awards for several forms of writing - particularly short stories and plays.

Of the genres she has written – fiction, non-fiction, radio stories, articles, humour, books, short stories, plays, novels – she now most enjoys writing fiction. Short stories have always been a favourite, but currently she is having a renewed love
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The 200th FlaxFlower book review
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Picture I started FlaxFlower in 2014 as a free service to fellow Kiwi authors, who often find it difficult to have their books reviewed. At the time I committed to do it for the year. Then thought, maybe a further year, and now…

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Average rating: 4.33 · 102 ratings · 50 reviews · 10 distinct works
Every Five Minutes

4.23 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Seventeen Seas

4.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Backwards Into The Future

4.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2015
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Like Them That Dream

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings2 editions
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Mana from Heaven: A Century...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Backwards Into the Future

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Te Kohititanga Marama

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1998
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Religio Nz: A Guide To Reli...

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2006
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Southern Edge : new writers...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2006
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" Nice to meet you, Tamara. What an interesting life so far - living in different places, each an enriching experience. Nga mihi nui. "
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"Not that a writer always gets what s/he wants – an unsolicited dream post-publication review. I thought I was striking out on anyone (post-publication) saying something nice about my latest novel (Political Secret) but then it happened. Here’s w..." Read more of this blog post »
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David Wind is an author I’ve read before, in other genres – fantasy sci-fi, and thrillers. This one is contemporary, literary – a very human and moving story of a man trying to cope with one of the worst tests that life can throw at you.
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Bronwyn and 1 other person liked Susan's review of Backwards Into The Future:
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"Backwards Into The Future - It's evocative. It gave me goosebumps! And it is compelling and gentle. Simply put - I loved it. "
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"Mary must be my age group as her story growing up in New Zealand so replicates my own with many things being so familiar. It was like travelling back in time for me. I loved the simple, gentle way in which the story is told. This book will make my..." Read more of this review »
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