Mr Tripp Buys a Lifestyle

ᴥ He who would go to sea for pleasure,
would go to hell for a pastime ᴥ
French Proverb.

What does boat stand for? Bring On Another Thousand...

Colin and Vivian Tripp buy a 'bargain' cement boat called Moonlighting with a romantic idea of the sea. Balmy nights, sundowners on the deck, midnight swims in tropical waters around North Queensland, it all seems so romantic. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781310459344
About Hettie Ashwin

My short stories have been published in America, United Kingdom and Australia in magazines and on line. One story was selected for the “A Prisoner of Memory: And 24 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories by Ed Gorman (Editor), Martin H. Greenburg (Editor), several others for Six Sentences anthologies, Chuffed books anthology and two for North Queensland Anthologies. Some of my on line and magazine credits include, Skive, The Outpost, The Yellow room, Ripples Magazine, The Linnet'swings, Writing Raw, Dr Hurley's Snake oil Cure, Artgaze Magazine, The Riveter Review, Blank Fiction, The Southerly and the Queensland writers Centre magazine with a humorous take on places to write.
My non-fiction writing encompasses the boating scene and I have been widely published in boating magazines including Cruising helmsman, Multihull world, Afloat, Yachting Monthly, Practical boat-owner and others. Several of these articles allude to the humorous side of boating. The Coastal Passage, a boating newspaper with a world -wide distribution, has published my humorous articles about boating and reprinted a short story from my recently published collection. I was featured as a local author in a Townsville lifestyle magazine called Duo in their September ’10 issue and been interviewed in the local paper and for the Smithsonian Institute, USA. I have won several competitions including, Bollinger Everyman P.G. Wodehouse for a new P.G. title, Verandah Literary Journal and a Morris Publishing contract for my thriller novel, The Crowing of the Beast, published in 2013.
My speculative fiction novel The mask of Deceit was highly commended for a Varuna Writers scholarship in 07 and is now published by Morris Publishing. (July 2012). I have a humorous novel, The Reluctant Messiah under contract with Black Buck Publishing, India.
ABC Radio National picked up my writing by for broadcast on the Book show and other scheduling via ABC Pool and I collaborated to write a humorous radio play in 2006 for ABC North Queensland which was subsequently produced for the Townsville’s writers Festival.
My humorous novel Literary Licence was self published in June 2011 and a collection of short stories "After the Rains & other stories" was also self published in 2011, both with moderate success. A Shilling on the Bar a collection of Australian short stories was self published in 2013.

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