Dianne Barr


Dianne Barr was born in England and emigrated to New Zealand while young. For some years Dianne used pottery and sculpture as her creative outlet, selling and exhibiting her work in Auckland and around the country. Now living in Melbourne she is finding time to follow her love of the written word.

Her first book, Beam Me Back To Venus was the result of years of writing humorous poetry for friends and family events. Her inspiration was from English poet Pam Ayers, whose work she had enjoyed for many years. Being a busy mother, the topic of parenting was a natural source of material.

Dianne's first novel, Violet, is a labour of love, aimed at preserving the memory of her husbands grandmother and to serve as a reminder of the strength and courage of generations past that mould the people we are today.


Beam Me Back To Venus
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
‘Beam Me Back to Venus’ is a light-hearted collection of humorous poetry based around the joys and challenges of parenting children from birth through the teenage years. Written from a mother’s point of view, many will relate to the frustrations of juggling paid work with the daily taxi run, housework and the dramas of bringing up a busy family.
Price: Free! Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
From a rubber plantation in Colonial Malaya, boarding school in Singapore and a voyage on a Japanese freighter into wartime England, Violet's story is one of strength, courage and determination. Based on the life of Violet Constance Guy, it is an account of servitude, suffrage and strength of woman in the early 1900's.

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