Buffy Greentree is an Australian writer: born in Melbourne, sojourned in Japan and the UK, and currently living in sunny Brisbane.
After almost a decade in academia - getting degrees in Classics and Archaeology, Divinity (specializing in Old Testament Studies) and a little bit of Business Management - she realized it was a whole lot more fun to make up the facts. So she took up writing. Finally her varied career across different fields seemed to be justified. Also, the years of trying to drill good essay writing technique into students' heads had not been for nothing.
Her writing, as with her university degrees and employment history, shows her love of variety. She's currently editing drafts for a chic-lit serial, a historic drama, a YA and a non-fiction. There might also be a theology PhD coming into the mix soon. She hopes she doesn't accidentally get it mixed up with the romance.
Laurie's got five weeks left to convince her sister she's broken up with famous author Timothy Farren, which should be easier now she's met him, but isn't. She also still needs a date for the wedding, and so far internet dating has let her down - in so many ways. And she really needs her phone to start working, both so Tom can call, and she can call 000 if abducted by Creepy IT Guy.
In contrast to my little sister’s belief I’m in a relationship with a man whom I’ve only just met and have refused to date, I’m in fact going out tomorrow night with a stranger from the internet whom I haven’t met yet but have agreed to date at least once. While I do hate lying to my sister, in my defence Yanie hasn’t told me why she’s getting married in less than six weeks, so I think we’re even.
With only six weeks now until her little sister’s wedding, Laurie’s plans to make over her life are finally working. Both her internship at the literary agency and her experiment with internet dating appear to be paying off. However, she should know by now that things are never that easy.
When Laurie’s little sister Yannie exploded into tears because her boyfriend had proposed, it seemed perfectly reasonable to encourage her to say yes. Yet somehow it has started Laurie down the rabbit hole of trying to organize a wedding, and her life, in seven weeks.
Over 12 episodes follow the trials and tribulations of Laurie Barker as she turns to internet dating to find the ideal man.
When Laurie’s younger sister announces she’s getting married in seven weeks, Laurie is forced to confront the fact that her life is lame; 29, single, working the night shift at a call centre, and still begging the literary agent she’s been working for as an unpaid intern to read her manuscript. Step 1 in taking charge of her life? Find a boyfriend.
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Do you believe that knowing about someone's childhood will help you to understand them? John Verry has become a very precise man, comfortable within his perfectly timed and arranged little world. But what led him to this? And as an author, do I really have any control over him?
'John Very' is a short story playing with and enjoying the relationship between author and character.
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The Ephesus Scroll
on Oct. 20, 2013
The Ephesus Scroll alternates between 1st Century Asia Minor as the letter of Revelation is taken to the seven churches, and modern day Russia where an ancient scroll has been found by two new believers.
The historical sections of this book give a great feel for the original context of Revelation. The author has a good understanding of the places and cultures involved and adds the little details which make the period come alive.
The modern setting gives interesting insight into everyday life in Russia, along with a good review of the debates about Revelation. It is academically rigorous in its discussions, but is never boring.
Overall this book is interesting as well as theologically sound. I highly recommend it as the best way to study the meaning and purpose of Revelation for the ordinary believer or theological student alike.