Bronwyn Elsmore

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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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What I read in 2022

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​    I read a lot. Show me an author who doesn't. It’s our trade, as well as our pleasure.
My reading list for any year (yes, I do keep one) always covers a broad range, though each year it is showing more fiction .
    I’ve just taken a look at my list for 2022 and see I’ve recorded 83 titles for the year. I may have missed a few but that's about normal. Some facts it reveals –
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Published on January 08, 2023 16:13
Average rating: 4.26 · 133 ratings · 62 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Every Five Minutes

4.16 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Backwards Into The Future

4.53 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Seventeen Seas

4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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These Islands Here: Short S...

4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings2 editions
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Like Them That Dream

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings5 editions
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Te Kohititanga Marama

4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1998
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Mana from Heaven: A Century...

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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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 — 2 ratings — published 2006
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Rushton Roulette

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating2 editions
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Bronwyn made a comment in the group Book Loving KiwisBOOK POOL CHALLENGE - FEB/MARCH 2023 topic
" Adding my third choice --
How to Marry Harry
because it's NZ and cheap on kindle now
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    ​    I read a lot. Show me an author who doesn't. It’s our trade, as well as our pleasure.My reading list for any year (yes, I do keep one) alway Read more of this blog post »
" Hi Erica
you ask for ...particularly that touches on the indigenous perspective...
My books Mana From Heaven - a Century of Maori Prophets in New Zeala
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Bronwyn and 1 other person liked Kathleen Dixon's review of Rushton Roulette:
Rushton Roulette by Bronwyn Elsmore
"Rushton Roulette is a work of fiction. Any resemblance of the characters to actual persons, living or dead, is coincidental. . . . Well, it has to be said doesn't it. Just in case. But I'm telling you, we all know these women!

There's Cecily, who lik" Read more of this review »
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" Bronwyn wrote: "Kathleen wrote: "Thought I'd share this because some of you may find it amusing ...
I just turned 64 (which in itself is a combination
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I have long experience with the craft of writing and the assessment of short stories and can say that those in this collection are first rate. With different settings and backgrounds, they are intelligent stories, well written. I will look for more f ...more
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