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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
or even touched –
they must be felt with the heart – Helen Keller

This is the place to discover more about my novels, short stories and adult coloring books! You won’t get a lot of info about me other than about my work (I’m a shy writer…we tend to be introverts).

In addition to being a writer, I’m a web designer and graphic artist. I’m the owner of AUSXIP.com – one of the longest running Xena sites online (born in 1996) and owner of AUSXIP Publishing. When I’m not writing, I’m creating art for my coloring books or designing new sites (and occasionally sleep…I hear that’s good for you). As the quote above from Helen Keller says, the most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart. I hope to touch the heart of my readers; make them feel and fall in love with my characters. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labors.

Latest Blog Updates


2016 Xenite Retreat and Writing Workshops

In April I attended the first Xenite Retreat and the following is my in depth report. I briefly covered the entire retreat and made mention of two workshops I conducted. Workshop 1: Small Press and Indie Publishing. It was great to meet people who were interested in publishing their work and having lunch with them….


No Good Deed

I got a little creative this afternoon with some of Lucia’s artwork based on Book 5! Check out the book sample below! Related posts: New Reviews for Book 5: No Good Deed Book 5 No Good Deed Illustration by Lucia Nobrega Review: No Good Deed by Readers Favorite No Good Deed Released Book Trailer: No…


Eva and Zoe In The Jewish Museum of Greece

Today is one of the proudest days of my life. I got confirmation that my books “In The Blood of the Greeks” and The illustrated Companion are now in the safe hands of the Jewish Museum of Greece. I had sent the books last month and today I received an awesome email from them to…


Upcoming Events: Xenite Retreat April 22-25

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be attending the first Xenite Retreat in the US on April 21-25. For the first time I’ll be conducting two workshops and also appearing at a round table (or is that round the pool) discussion. Here is my schedule: 22 April 2016 Round Table Discussion with Kym…

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Zoe’s Journal: Jumping Off The Cliff is a fictional account by a character from the Intertwined Souls Series of novels, Zoe Lambros. Zoe is a 16 year old that has lived through the German Occupation of her home town in Larissa, Greece. A courageous young woman who lost her family and her childhood, to the madness of war. She’s madly in love with Eva Muller, the daughter of the ex-German commander in Larissa. They were brought together by the village priest, though they hated one another. They helped the Jews and forged a friendship, despite the risks. They fell in love or as Zoe likes to say ‘HEAVY LIKE’.

What happens after the war ends? Read Zoe’s Journal as she and Eva try to come to terms with their lives. Each journal will bridge the books in the Intertwined Souls Series and fill in the gaps through Zoe’s eyes.

Zoe’s Journal is based on the characters / stories from the first five novels of the Intertwined Souls Series and the first novella