Robbie McCauley

Biography

When Robbie McCauley retired early from a varied working life, which included the duties of Secretary to Members of Parliament, Researcher, Primary School Teacher, and Bank Manager, she began to take writing classes and discovered the joy of writing short stories. At the same time Robbie decided to study for the Bachelor of Arts degree she had always wanted. This was the start of a new world. She now has many degrees including a Masters in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism and a Post Graduate Diploma in Writing. Her qualifications provide an excellent background for story writing.
At present Robbie teaches a writing class called "Let's Write a Book" with the University of the Third Age (U3A) and is happy to have finally written her own first novel, The Eleventh Hour, which is planned to be Book 1 of a trilogy.
Robbie lives in Australia, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. She is divorced, has one lovely daughter, an excellent son-in-law, and three exciting grand children.

Where to find Robbie McCauley online


Series

The Resort Mysteries
Cazzie Norton is left The Resort by Uncle Jack in his Will. It is an abandoned, run-down group of cottages and buildings atop a headland on Queensland's (ficticious) Silver Coast. She and her faithful friend Jimmy decide to live in this wonderful place and restore it in honour of Uncle Jack. They discover that Uncle Jack didn't just die, he just disappeared and was declared dead after many years. As well as restoration, their main purpose now is to answer the mystery of Uncle Jack. Who was he? What happened to him? Was he murdered?
The Maddison Family
A series of novels about the Maddison Family in Australia and its relationship to the Australian Godfather of the Maddison Mafia Family

The Eleventh Hour

Price: $2.99 USD.

The Greatest Thing

Price: $2.99 USD.

Where There's a Will

Price: $2.99 USD.

Born Lucky

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The Resort Mysteries. Uncle Jack Book 1
Series: The Resort Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » General
The Resort Mysteries are set in Australia on Queensland’s imaginary Silver Coast. An author of mystery novels and the man who loves her arrive at The Resort that has been willed to her by her Uncle Jack. It has been abandoned for many years. Why? Uncle Jack disappeared and was declared dead after 10 years. Who was Uncle Jack? Why did he leave The Resort to her? What happened to him?
The Resort Mysteries. Uncle Jack Book 2
Series: The Resort Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » General
The Resort Mysteries are set in Australia on Queensland’s imaginary Silver Coast. An author of mystery novels and the man who loves her restore The Resort willed to her by Uncle Jack. He disappeared and after 10 years was declared dead. Who was he? Why did he leave The Resort to her? What happened to him? Book 2 continues the lives of those at The Resort now, and resolves the Uncle Jack mystery.
Born Lucky
Series: The Maddison Family, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,500. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Lucky Lucini is the new Godfather of The Maddison Mafia Family in Australia. Can he survive? Is he strong enough? His nephew Carlo Massimo is a constant threat. He believes he should be Godfather but he needs a son to follow him. A son arrives, but is he Carlo’s? Mafia father-to-son succession is under threat. Who will be the next Godfather? And how do family secrets survive?
Where There's a Will
Series: The Maddison Family, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
In Book 3 in the Maddison Family Series, two very different men must battle to maintain their honesty while keeping a distance from the Maddison Mafia Family. The Godfather is dead, but his Will makes these men responsible for the enormous Mafia fortune. Their moral codes are tested and their families are threatened. New family members are uncovered along with shock revelations. Can they survive?
The Greatest Thing
Series: The Maddison Family, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,080. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Australia Airlines Flight AQ15 has disappeared. But did it crash? The passengers on the plane died. But how? Why has the plane never been found? Find out! In this sequel to The Eleventh Hour, Dana's husband and mother were on the flight. Dana’s mother Eve wrote a book called ‘Secrets of a Mafia Wife’, which reveals more astonishing family secrets. The theme is tolerance, love and forgiveness.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 9. On Publishing.
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book aims simply to be a guide to new writers on the subject of publishing. Today, publishing is a rapidly changing market. Each different form is discussed and the difference in the requirements of each is addressed. There are valuable lists of publishers in the various categories. There is also invaluable information about the use of agents and editors and how to find them.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 8. On Revision - Editing and Proofreading
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This Little Book is a collection of suggestions, tips, and guidance for editing your first draft. Editing and Proofreading are time-consuming tasks and they can be daunting for new writers. However, it is suggested here that you don’t pass the task off to someone else - at least not at first. There are some plans of action and a lot of worthwhile tips in this Little Book.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 7. The First Draft
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This Little Book is a collection of suggestions and guidance to help a new writer through the process of writing the first draft. This book will tell you how to use your outline and your chapter outlines to the best advantage. Your chapter outlines are your most important tool. They will be your friend, your guide, and your map to your story. Use your map and you will not get lost.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 6. On Structure
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
What is Structure? For me, the simple answer is that structure is about the way you set about telling your story so that the reader will gain the most understanding or satisfaction from it. Nevertheless, new writers may be overwhelmed by the thought of having to go to such lengths before even beginning to write. All you need is an awareness of taking your readers on an irresistible journey.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 5. On Chapters
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This fifth book in The Handy Little Book for Writers Series is about chapters and nothing else. But it contains an often-overlooked secret tool for writers. Chapters and their summaries are a wonderful aid. They are like a map. When you start your draft, they guide you step by step
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 4. Getting to Know your Characters
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Characters make your story. It is therefore important for a writer to create realistic characters so that the reader finds them believable - whether they are loved or hated. Your story is carried along by your characters so it is important that you get to know them. If you don’t know them, neither will your readers. This Handy Little Book will help you to bring your characters to life.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 3. The Outline
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Non-formal education
Writing an outline if vital before attempting to start any book. Your Outline is your most helpful tool. If an outline is done well, once you start your first draft you will be grateful. It will keep you moving forward - momentum is important when writing. This book provides several systems and a very useful outline template. An Outline is a map. You won't get lost if you know where you're going.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 2. Motivation, Commitment, and Planning
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
This is Book 2 in this Handy Little Book for Writers Series because of the importance of motivation, commitment and planning to the outcome of anyone’s attempt to write. This book hopes to give you guides to each of those aspects.
The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. Book 1. How to Write your Book in 6 Easy Steps
Series: The Handy Little Book for Writers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
This is the first book in a series called The Handy Little Book for Writers Series. The idea of this first Little Book is to get you started on your novel or any book you may have been wanting to write for that matter. This Little Book aims to be as simple and straightforward as possible – to guide you through the steps in the quickest and simplest way.
The Eleventh Hour
Series: The Maddison Family, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,480. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A mystery surrounding her mother’s disappearance leads Dana Bell to a terrible family secret that will dramatically change her life.

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