Jan Hawkins

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Australian Author, Jan Hawkins, was raised in the Australian bush on the outskirts of Sydney on the Georges River. Now residing in Queensland, she spent 20 years in education at secondary level in the IT field. Her love of computers pales in comparison to her love of the Australian bush. She is passionate about the history of her country and a strong desire to discover and experience new places fuels her desire to travel extensively throughout the land. Along the way she relishes being able to listen to people and to share and enjoy the adventure she calls life.

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Jan Hawkins Reread the story, immerse yourself again in what you have written. If this doesn't work then being an aside chapter which may not necessarily be part …moreReread the story, immerse yourself again in what you have written. If this doesn't work then being an aside chapter which may not necessarily be part of the book but it is what another character is seeing or experiencing.
Another successful Author once advised that you should never write up to where you don't know what is going to happen next. This is a wall.(less)
Jan Hawkins As you get older, things are easily forgotten. It is the emotion of things that reminds you of the different journeys in life. The best thing about wr…moreAs you get older, things are easily forgotten. It is the emotion of things that reminds you of the different journeys in life. The best thing about writing is learning to record the event, the emotion and the journey.
Journaling is an important part of writing for me and I have always written about my life journey. This helps me order my life, my feelings and the records are purely for my enjoyment. This is the best thing about being a writer.
The story is my friend, wether it is a fictional world I am creating or a record of a important event in my life.(less)
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Shadow Dreaming (The Dreami...

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Discovering Australia & Her...

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Ghosts of the Great Ocean R...

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 Back on the Track – Enjoying Outback NSW

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It’s been something of an hiatus for me as family envelopes time. Travel however is still very much part of our world and revisiting those places we love, very much part of out time. But it is time to hit the tar… a very much anticipated event.


Given time and inclination I plan… and the planning for this trip has taken time-upon-time. Taking friends and family along with us is some

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Shadow Dreaming Sky Song Spirits of the Rock Caverns of the Dreamtime
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An Australian Dinosaur Tour Ghosts of the Great Ocean R... Across the Nullabor Deserts of Gold, Kalgoorlie... The Daintree Rainforest - F... Out on the Never Never... Cape York
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Lands Edge (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The first chapter of Book 1 in the 'Spirit Children' Series. This chapter is unedited and is a preview to the upcoming series of the Spirit Children. This series has been born of 'The Dreaming'. Details can be found at http://janhawkins.com.au/Publications.html The Song of the Serpent is due for publication around Christmas 2014. I would love to hear your impressions and thoughts. Thanks Jan jan@janhawkins.com.au
Out on the Never Never (Nonfiction)
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Description: A true story of adventure in the land of the Outback - proving you are never too old Two Grannies, Two Dogs and a Bitch Box. A rollicking great adventure of a lifetime travelling across the Australian continent. Join our Grannies as they tour across the Nullabor and travel through the Outback of Australia having an adventure of a lifetime. With a will to explore and a desire to enjoy life to its fullest and see their country as only independent women can, we invite you to travel with them. This tale simply proves that it is never too late to take life by the reins and travel a continent. http://janhawkins.com.au/Publications.html
Shadow Dreaming (Romance)
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Description: Book 1 or the Dreaming Series; Shadow Dreaming is the story of the struggle for survival of an Ancient Lore in a contemporary world. It is a love story and a paranormal adventure. Explore the world of the Australian Aboriginal Shaman, their Lore and how they struggle to survive in a society grown banal. Taipan is an Aboriginal Shaman, who falls in love with Aine, a girl from the cities. Follow them as he draws her into his world of things forgotten. Meet the ancient creatures of the Dreamtime and share in the knowledge of their world. http://janhawkins.com.au/Dreaming%20Series.html

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The childhood mystery of the Australian bush, the sounds, the silence. The sense that someone is watching, waiting in the shadows but is only curious. The wonderful consciousness of mystery lurking, of history casting its shadow.
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" Hi Irene, we will be back that way again around the end of July... I'll keep you posted. :) "
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A travelogue of our adventure into NW America and The Rocky Mountains. Come with us and enjoy the journey, one we very much enjoyed. Seeing the USA with fresh eyes was a great experience. Seeing Yellowstone and all her wonders was unforgettable.
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This is an anthology of Blogs published 2013-2014. Compiled for my readers of the adventures in travelling Australia. The Blogs are also freely available at http://janhawkinsau.wordpress.com however I have compiled this collection as many of my reade ...more
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This is a story of the Spirit Children Series; the series is born of the Dreaming. It is a tale of Australian Aboriginal Lore and is G rated. It has a companion book, Through Other Eyes (due for publication in 2015) which tells the same story through ...more
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“It (Life) is constantly changing, and yet it remains the same.”
Jan Hawkins, Shadow Dreaming

“With an incredulous sigh, I found myself still shaking my head. It all seemed so improbable but I knew he was right. That was the most frustrating part of it all. I knew about the bunyip. How many times had I heard the word as a child? I even knew that they liked still water, quiet billabongs. But if I walked into the Rangers office at Central Station and told them they had a bunyip in their lake! Once more I shook my head. They wouldn’t even bother to lock me up. They would probably take the report and then just file it somewhere... like in the bin, like I was a nutter.”
Jan Hawkins, Shadow Dreaming

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“Just Fat and Cuddly

There’s Aunty, just out of bed, looking a little glum and gloomy,
but I tell you mate, she’s put on weight as her frocks ain’t nice and roomy.
I’ll send her west where there ain’t no pests, where frogs all croak for water,
and I tell you mate she’ll loose the weight and once again she’ll be a corker.
I’m now heading back to my mountain shack, this only if I get the time,
for things won’t go well, she’ll give me hell, when she reads this little rhyme.”
Cecil Roy Mackaway

“It (Life) is constantly changing, and yet it remains the same.”
Jan Hawkins, Shadow Dreaming

“With an incredulous sigh, I found myself still shaking my head. It all seemed so improbable but I knew he was right. That was the most frustrating part of it all. I knew about the bunyip. How many times had I heard the word as a child? I even knew that they liked still water, quiet billabongs. But if I walked into the Rangers office at Central Station and told them they had a bunyip in their lake! Once more I shook my head. They wouldn’t even bother to lock me up. They would probably take the report and then just file it somewhere... like in the bin, like I was a nutter.”
Jan Hawkins, Shadow Dreaming

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

“Australian History:

.... does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator - Part 7

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