Bev Dowdell

Biography

Bev: Exec Assistant/Admin and Author, Editor and Publisher www.aworkinprogress.com.au
I grew up in a suburban country-style area and my parents divorced when I was young so I was in an all female home. We moved into Adelaide city (South Australia) in my early teens and I attended Business College learning key skills prior to working in the corporate arena. I met my life partner, Graham, in a disco and we fell in love at first sight. We had significant challenges in learning to communicate - we are both very independent yet a perfect fit together. Co-authoring with Graham has unknowingly (to our surprise) been all our lives but became focused when developing our website and writing to encourage and make people laugh. My motivation is a picture of person travelling home or sitting quietly after a busy day at work reading our book and smiling as Graham’s wonderful photos and the words fill them with confidence about their future and to go for their goals and dreams.

Graham: Farmer, Businessman and Landscape and Wildlife Photographer
I grew up in a country area in South Australia with a business farming background in vineyards, cattle and earthmoving. I’ve worked outdoors around nature and wildlife on a daily basis all my life and, together with a love of the ocean from spearfishing and snorkeling in my teens and after moving to the Gold Coast with our world class local beaches, all this was an advantage when I picked up a camera to capture ‘moments’ I saw in the early morning sunrises and evening sunsets. Birds seem to ‘fly’ in front of my camera to have their photo taken – some knocking off my cap!
There is a peace often found only in the beauty in trees and flowers and the interaction of wildlife with birds living their daily lives which has inspired me to offer these one of a kind “a moment in time” opportunities only there for a few seconds before the moment is gone forever.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Anne of Green Gables (Bev)
I read this book as a child many times and unknowingly it set in my heart a foundation of self-acceptance when I don't fit into the box that people so often wanted to squash me into and that truth wins out in the end and sincerity (being without wax) is a positive character trait even if it means you reveal what others might say are faults!
How do you approach cover design?
I think having a photo on the cover that captures attention - something living and colourful together with bold colours to draw me in to read the words is important.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Bev Dowdell online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Bev on how to have a great relationship & publish an eBook! ...Part 1
Bev on a great relationship & why write, create a website, Graham's photos and then the road to publishing eBooks - Part 1 of 3.

Bev on how to have a great relationship & publish an eBook! ...Part 2
Bev on a great relationship & why write, create a website, Graham's photos and then the road to publishing eBooks - Part 2 of 3.

Bev on how to have a great relationship & publish an eBook! ...Part 3
Bev on a great relationship & why write, create a website, Graham's photos and then the road to publishing eBooks - Part 3 of 3.

A Hall Table from India finding the masterpiece within
A Hall Table from India ... finding the masterpiece within you. Bev reads a personal excerpt from the book A Work in Progress Life Love Fun Living in Australia Part 1 © www.aworkinprogress.com.au & Beverly Dowdell

**FREE** A Work in Progress Life Love Fun Living in Australia
Bev talks about Free release of A Work in Progress Life Love Fun Living in Australia and eco-islanding in the Whitsundays, going for our wildest dreams, time travel adventures into the pages of history, first class relationships and more. Australian Authors, Bev Dowdell will make you laugh & Graham Dowdell’s a "moment in time" photos capture an inside view of life through his “lens” of the amazing beauty around us every day.

Books

Life Love Fun Living in Australia - Part 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,160. Language: Australian English. Published: December 13, 2015. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Essay » Literature
Enjoy reading a treasure box of entertaining stories on snorkelling in azure water, running down your dream, timing is everything, Vineyard Days: a city girl marries a farmer, secrets to being ageless and more. Australian Authors, Bev Dowdell will make you laugh & Graham Dowdell’s a "moment in time" photos capture an inside view of life through his “lens” of the amazing beauty around us every day.
A Work in Progress Life Love Fun Living in Australia - Part 1
Price: Free! Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Essay » Literature
Enjoy reading a treasure box of entertaining stories about eco-islanding in the Whitsundays, going for our wildest dreams, time travel adventures into the pages of history, first class relationships and more. Australian Authors, Bev Dowdell will make you laugh & Graham Dowdell’s a "moment in time" photos capture an inside view of life through his “lens” of the amazing beauty around us every day.

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