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The end of an era….

The end of an era…. 😦

I finished writing Prophecy’s End. The long awaited final installment in the Chosen Series.

While some of my characters had suffered a horrific death, there were others that went out in quite an uneventful manner.

My favorites though were back in the fold, such as Laura, Alex and Jamiesonn, with even a few choice scenes with Nanomi.

Just how it plays out?

Now, now… that would be telling …. 🙂

You’ll have to wait for the official release…

Prophecy’s End will be available in paperback, e-book and audio-book. February 2018.

What’s next for C.A. Milson?

The Alfrazedian Conflict… A Sci-fi series with the first novella coming towards the end of 2018…

Interview With…. Rebecca Taylor

Hi Readers. Today I chat with fellow Melbournite, Rebecca Taylor. Bec comes from Mt Eliza, a suburb on the east-side of Melbourne.


Welcome Bec. Please tell our readers something about yourself.
I am 39 years old, but most days feel 50! I live in a spectacular part of Victoria, Mt Eliza and am 5 minutes walk from a beach that I never see as I am always doing washing. I live across the road from a water reservoir that I am currently trying to save from being dug up for high density housing, which is why I moved away from Pakenham in the first place.

I much prefer the sight of gumtrees filled with kookaburras, parrots and Tawny Frog Mouths and hearing the call of frogs compared to the call of workmen.

I am rearing 4 children who are becoming far too independent thinking for my liking and have an immigrant for a husband (does a Cockney count?). Thanks to my aspirationalist, middle class upbringing in the Latrobe Valley in a town that shall not be named (Moe), it is easier to say where I haven’t traveled in a Jayco Swan than where I have been.

I also am the product of a successful public school and HECS derived education system. I graduated from Monash University twice. The first as a Major in History/Politics (yes I could put BA after my name – but choose not to), the second time as a Secondary History Teacher (no I didn’t learn!).

In between those two degrees I was a Sales Rep for the Mars Corporation where I ate far too many Twix and then an Electorate Officer and all round babysitter for 2 Federal Politicians.

Travel wise I have taken the wrong train to Pompeii and discovered Herculaneum instead, appreciated Muslim architecture in Granada, ate Pigeon Pie in Morocco, paid respects to newly interred Australian soldiers in Fromelles while drinking bad beer with ABC journalists, been late for the Battle of Hastings and in time to catch the Disney Train in Orlando!

My favorite hobbies are pollinating my melons, the inexhaustible amusement that is de-cluttering, sharing inappropriate political paraphernalia on Facebook and sorting whites from colors.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The lure of the siren call of a 2 year old that has just poo’d his pants at 6am! 🙂 That, and the fact that it is a new day and I might actually get to steal 2 seconds to write one or two words of prose. After searching for lost socks of course!

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
I have two. Martha Stewart, so she can show me how to store multi-coloured Lego whilst keeping the Hamptons feel of my Cape Cod inspired living room. Also Oprah Winfrey, so that she can shamelessly plug my book so that I can earn millions instantly to pay for my New England renovation … in New England!!!

What’s the story behind your upcoming release, “Cut The Chemicals Cookbook”?
My daughter displayed intolerances to foods that contained artificial additives like colours, flavours and preservatives. After some research we modified her diet and she is now a changed child. Literally – we traded her in for a nicer one. Seriously, the whole family has benefited. I got sick of other sticky nose families asking me about how we did it and why so I wrote the book.

I found that while doing research it seemed as though the information was difficult to understand and that you had to buy expensive ingredients and information packages to make changes. I wanted to show families actually how easy it was to do and how you can change your families diet in a way that was easy for busy working families and budget friendly too.

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What are you working on next?
I am a repressed Tony Robins and love all things History. I am extremely envious of the person who wrote Horrible Histories and the teacher in me hopes to one day also educate children about the wonders of the past without them realising that they are learning.

My current project is a series of books aimed at my son’s age group (10 years) and bears his name. It’s called Out of Time Oscar. Oscar must save his famous Archaeologist Uncle from a fate worse than death, to be left to live out his days trapped in a past that has no internet!

This series sees Oscar in each book hurled on a misadventure through a particular period in time, where he must solve a problem to rectify the fabric of time that has been damaged by his time traveling uncle. If he doesn’t get the job done in time (i.e. by the end of chapter 10) there will be serious repercussions for all humanity and his uncle will be trapped forever (cue menacing drum beat).

I also have started a series of books that are historical fiction for teenagers. I have based the stories on real life Australian historical figures. The first book was about Eva Carmichael, one of the only survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck in the 1800’s off the Great Ocean Road.

My next book is going to be about my two Great Uncles who were among the first Australians to battle the Japanese in WW2 whilst trying to save Singapore from invasion. This is currently in the research phase.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
I can make a meal out of 3 random wilted ingredients, whilst – wait for it – marking homework, making lunches, dressing up 2 years olds as Batman, avoiding questions about what’s for dinner all while brandishing a menacing whisk at inept politicians on 774 ABC drive radio!

Who are your favorite authors and singers?
I am a product of the 90’s Seattle Grunge scene, so I still think that Eddie Vedder understands my adolescent angst. I also still live in hope at the reformation of Powderfinger after Bernard Fanning grows tired of Siestas.

As I am a multi-faceted individual who doesn’t conform to stereotypes I also love Jane Austen (for my romantic side), Kylie (for the disco queen in me), Dan Brown (History Revisionist) and Jackie French (I’m a Proper Grown up).

I also love Terry Deary whose brilliance I would love to emulate, Enid Blyton for her quaint English cottage culture and J.K Rowling for keeping my 10 year old off the iPad.

Where can people find you on the web?
I have a website for two of my books

Any final thoughts?
Not a lot of writing happens when you spend your Sunday nights watching Escape to the Country whilst eating Cadbury Snack. (For those outside of Aussie and NZ, you can find out what Cadbury Snack is here.. Enjoy)

Thanks Bec for being my guest today. Cut The Chemicals Cookbook is coming soon from ASJ Publishing.


Interview With…. Avril Sabine

Hello readers. Today I am chatting with Avril Sabine. Avril comes from Sunny Queensland (Beautiful One Day.. Perfect The Next), and is the author of the Dragon Blood series.

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Avril, please tell our followers something about yourself.
I’m a young adult fiction author who lives on acreage in South East Queensland, Australia with my family. I suppose I shouldn’t forget to mention our three legged cat who thinks she’s the one who actually runs the house. I’ve been writing since before I started school and telling stories even before that. The moment I realised the books I loved to read were written by authors, I knew what I wanted to be.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family and my writing are what makes me want to get out of bed each day. Although sometimes my writing doesn’t let me get to bed and there have been many nights I’ve completely missed out on sleep because a story has been too insistent to let me go to bed.

If you could hang out with one famous person for one day, who would it be and why?
One? Seriously? But there are so many interesting people in the world. Do they have to still be living? Or is this one of those questions where I can pretend I get to use a time machine so I can go back and visit people like Alexander the Great, Boudica, Shakespeare, Albert Einstein and Jane Austen? If they have to still be alive, I love talking to people who’ve overcome great odds. They don’t even need to be famous. I guess there aren’t any famous people still living that I have a burning desire to spend the day with. There are a few I’d like to spend some time with to ask them a handful of questions. Such as some of my favourite authors and some of the people who’ve made a difference for minority groups. I’m always interested in what drives people and why they choose to do different things.

What’s the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is part of my Dragon Blood series. The series came to me as a flash of a scene. A teenage girl stepped out onto her shadowy balcony, angry that she’d been forced to move from Brisbane, Australia to a country town. A boy crashes into her roof and drops down onto her balcony, blood and gashes on his arm. He rises to his feet and she backs into her room, recognizing him as a boy from her new school when he steps into the light. That single scene had me asking a million questions and ended up turning into a five book series.

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What are you working on next?
I’m currently working on the first book in a series about a ghost who haunts a school, Plea of the Dammed, as well as a post apocalyptic trilogy, When The World Started Over. They’re the ones I’m writing, but I also have several that I’m editing in between working on them.

Do you have any special/extraordinary talents?
This question certainly had me thinking. I asked some of my friends and family in an effort to try and think of my talents. Because other than writing, none came to mind. One of them told me I’m always there for them and they know they can rely on me. I shook my head. Well of course I’m there for my friends and family. That’s not a talent.
What about building a house and renovating other ones, I was asked. Once again I shook my head. Research and learning a new skill and not giving up when setbacks come your way. Nothing talented about that. They continued to make suggestions until it dawned on me. I do have a talent other than writing. It’s stubbornness. Now some people might say that’s not a talent, or even try and fancy it up by calling it determination. But trust me, mine is just plain old stubbornness. It mightn’t seem like much of a talent, but it’s gotten me through a lot of dramas, helped me continue to pursue my dreams and not let me give up when things have seemed impossible.

Who are your favorite authors?
My favourite authors are an extremely long list and include ones I’ve loved since I was a child and sometimes reread. A handful from the list are, in no particular order, Holly Black, Scott Westerfeld, Jane Austen, Meg Cabot, Anne McCaffrey, Richelle Mead, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, Victor Kelleher and JRR Tolkein.

What do you like to do with your free time?
Most of my time is taken up by my family and writing. What little is left over I read, play computer games (usually with my kids), travel, bushwalk, watch movies, do art and craft, listen to music and cook desserts. Although most of those things I do with friends and family.

Tell us about your plans for upcoming books.
I will of course be writing more in my Demon Hunters series. The third book, Tainted, will be launched at Supernova, on the Gold Coast, in April this year while the fourth one won’t be out until 2016. I have more Fairytales Retold that I’m working on, several short stories, The Irish Wizard, which is a children’s book, Realms of the Fae, a dark urban fantasy series and several contemporaries.

Where can people find you on the web?
You can find out more information about my books on my website.
You can also read my blog, Veins Of Ink, and sign up to my newsletter to be kept informed about future books, blog posts and even exclusive news.
You can also find me on Facebook:
And my Amazon Author Page is:

Avril, thanks for being my guest today.

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Rise Of The Darkness – Goodreads Winners

Our recent Goodreads giveaway contest went off with a bang!

Congratulations to Valerie M and Kitty B who have each won a copy of Rise Of The Darkness on the Goodreads Giveaway.

A copy will be out to your soon.

Keep watch for other Giveaways we will be running on Goodreads! 🙂

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