Thursday, 25 April 2013

Kundela readers have commented

Over the past couple of weeks I have had some good responses to the story and I have included a few of them below:

E-mail from Tina

Just finished reading Terry's book. Wow! It held my interest throughout and it was good how he integrated the Aboriginal beliefs into the story. The respect for the Aboriginals was a plus too - so often they're depicted as no - hopers with little intelligence. How long before the sequel?

Congratulations - well done.

From Pam of Melton

I became so wrapped up in the story I had to keep telling myself it was Terry who wrote it.

From Coral of Melton

I didn't do anything much for a couple of days, the story gripped me and I couldn't put it down.

From Frank in Queensland,

I have read the first six chapters of Toby Farrier. So far so good. Looking forward to reading all.

Pre-release copies are available from:  Aesop's Attic Bookstore in Kyneton   Vic
                                                            Woodgrove Newsagent's in Melton      Vic

For a limited time you can order your copy by email at: Rec retail is $29.95 and includes postage until the end of June 2013

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

KUNDELA Book Launch

We are launching my debut novel KUNDELA in the small South Australian town of Orroroo on Tuesday 30th April at 7.00 pm. The Orroroo Community Library is the venue and I'm looking forward to catching up with many old and new friends.

About the Story:

            Vietnam Veteran Joe Gillespie is slow to anger but today, revenge drives his mood. He has had cattle stolen over the past twelve months and the police seem clueless.

            Jeff Rankin an Aboriginal police officer charged with solving the last cattle theft is thrust back into the high pressure world of the Bikie Squad after the Gillespie’s find their homestead trashed. Attracted by their openness and resolve he falls for Tilly, Joe’s daughter.

            A paddock full of poisoned animals set the trap for Joe to drive into an ambush. His assailants may be unknown but Joe is one farmer who won’t give in easy. Trying to outrun his pursuers Joe is in two minds as watches them in his rear view mirror. Through his dust he sees them crash off the road. Unsure about their condition he phones Jeff for assistance.

Three disfigured bodies lie beside the Hammond Road. Their identities wasted by shotgun blasts. DI Cassidy is soon on the scene and Joe becomes his prime suspect for the murders.

The Gillespies are still in danger. Joe has worked out who is targeting him, but all their research shows the suspect to be dead and lies buried in the Arlington War Cemetery. Joe is not convinced about the accuracy of the records and he and Jeff take to the air searching for the hideout.

Local Aborigines summon a Kadaichi to avenge their friends. Laura, Joe’s wife, sees his image salute her twice. A singing circle of women wail an ancient chant, their song aimed at helping Joe.

Too close to the family Jeff Rankin is angry, now removed from the investigation he and Joe independent of the police take on finding the killer. However their plans are thwarted when Joe’s mid air heart attack puts both of them in danger.

            Will the police catch whoever is targeting the Gillespies before Joe dies?

The setting for Kundela is the Mid North / Flinders Ranges Area of South Australia.

I am happy to offer free postage for all mail orders. The recommended retail price of the book is $29.95 including GST. Just e-mail your address details to and I’ll reply asap with my payment options.
If you would like the book signed please  remember to include who the dedication is for.

Thanks for your interest and remember to share this post with your friends and colleagues if you think they'd be interested in a signed copy of Kundela.

Orroroo is one of the towns where the story is set and it seemed fitting to introduce the story to the public there. To learn more about the area click on the links below: