Price: $12.00 NZD
Published by McKay Books
A book of action stories and poems, Cor Blimey, Mate will thrill the hearts of young and old, with tales about experienced and not so experienced hunters, their dogs, wild pigs, helicopters and guns.
Many of the 18 short stories are based on true happenings and are told in the language of the hunter, reflecting the hunter’s life and beliefs and demonstrating the loyalty and love they have for their dogs.
I’d been waiting a long, long time for this hunt. Been harassing my old man, begging him to take me, and all I ever got was, ‘You’re too young. You’ll be a nuisance. Maybe next year.’ I even resorted to showing him some underarm fuzzy bits of hair to prove how ready I really was.
‘That’s bum fluff, boy,’ he’d said, throwing his head up like one of those ugly laughing hyenas.
‘Cor, Dad. Cor blimey. When can I go then? Please?’ I asked straight back, determined.
Extract from Cor Blimey.
Marion is thrilled to have her Young Adult manuscript Pipi accepted by The Cuba Press. This will be released in the first quarter of 2022.
Marion’s project for 2021 is the reprint of the sort-after Injun Joe - The Legend of Smoking Joe Collins. Injun Joe will be a limited edition, collectable. Each book will be printer stamped as such. The print run is very small. New excerpts, bigger size, hardcover book in elegant slipcase. Over 160 new photos, larger and enhanced. From 263 to 320 pages. Email early to secure your copy.
Love and Loss, one of four beautiful anthologies published by Exisle Publishing (NZ), includes Marion’s short story Small Things. Her story beat hundreds of other entries from around the world. Love and Loss, Human Kindness, Fear and Courage, Struggle and Success can be found on Amazon as well as bookstores throughout New Zealand, United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Direct Link: https://exislepublishing.com/product-category/emotional-inheritance/timeless-wisdom/
Marion is delighted to announce that every book she has written is eligible for the Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Royalty Scheme 2020. To meet this criteria, there must be more than 50 books (each title) in National Libraries in New Zealand. Every book taken out, receives a 3 cent royalty paid yearly. A great help to authors.
If you missed watching National TV Programme Country Calendar (Nov 2019) that included a sneak peak of Marion’s books as part of Katy and Jason’s (son) sheep milking operation in Taupo, watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPBN4S-HfI8
Marion has been enrolled at the National Office of Rural Women New Zealand as a Branch Member of Honour - a honour conferred on her by the Kenepuru Branch in consideration of long and outstanding service to Rural Women New Zealand. 16/Jul/2019
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