Roni Askey-Doran


Tasmanian born Roni Askey-Doran has spent her life seeking adventure, happiness and inner peace. A gypsy at heart, Roni has a wonderful sense of humor which shines through in all her work. Filled with passion, powered by her desire to tell her stories using vivid lexiconic imagery, Roni loves to share her experiences.

Roni has traveled through 46 countries over the past three decades. Despite her nomadic lifestyle, she is an accomplished chef, a talented wordsmith, an avid gardener, and her wandering feet dance to more than one beat.

Roni currently resides in a bamboo shack on a remote beach in South America with three cats, two opossums, a non-venomous Granadilla snake, some tree frogs, a large green iguana and several species of tropical birds and butterflies. A large huntsman spider named Horacio resides in her bathroom. She’s addicted to bananas, loves to cook fresh seafood with coconuts, is passionate about her tropical garden, and makes her own chocolate.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to spend time in my garden, and also on the beach.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was in 1992, and it was a children's story about garbage, and keeping the planet clean.
Read more of this interview.

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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 93,030. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Zara Kaplan has been sexually abused by her grandfather since she was a child. At sixteen, Zara runs away. In the city, Jay Thorndyke rescues Zara from the streets, and the unlikely pair become fast friends. In the heart of the red-light district, Zara is plunged into a whirlwind of wild parties, alcohol, and drugs.
Phew! Argh! Eeew!
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 111,810. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Phew! Argh! Eeew! Travel Tales I Never Told Mum is a fantastic collection of short travel tales so enthralling, so gripping, and so chilling to read that you’ll never leave home again.
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 63,750. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Today is Emily Zylaz’s birthday. This is the day that she has chosen to kill herself. After struggling for many years to cope with the roller-coaster of mental illness, a devastating failed marriage, and a soul-destroying career that is going nowhere, she’s giving up.
Annus Horribilis: Diary of a Nobody
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 98,580. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
At the lowest point in her life, Kirsten Smith wakes up under a lantana bush on New Year’s Day. Determined to reinvent herself, she vows to rise above her worst moment. Throughout the year, Kirsten's mishaps and adventures ultimately force her to question herself and her perceptions of love, beauty, sex, men and friendship.
Chasing Unicorns
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 98,170. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Carl Rutherford is an award-winning businessman. He’s also a pedophile. Carl is confronted by his victims, each of whom has struggled to come to terms with the abuse. During the police investigation, the four women unite to seek justice. Jade, Ruby, Katie and Lizzie form lasting friendships. Can they win against such a rich and influential man?
I'm Bipolar And I Know It
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 54,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Mood Disorders
Determined to treat her Bipolar Disorder with compassion, awareness, love, understanding, and not prescription medications, Roni Askey-Doran embarks on a mission to salvage her sanity. I'm Bipolar And I Know It tells her story, the challenges and triumphs, the almost insurmountable odds, and her ultimate success in learning to live alongside her mental illness with true inner peace and happiness.

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