Wednesday, 21 August 2013

How to make an author smile!

One of my latest authonomy reviews -

"Real life tales always make for the best reading, and with Glass Half Full, author Sarah-Jane Butfield joins the pantheon of celebrated non-fiction biographers. In particular, the account is engaging from the start, and draws the reader in with combination of graphic scene descriptions and vibrant characters. The width and breadth of the story covers the full gambit of human pathos, never ebbing or becoming stultified in over-elaborations. You can almost taste and feel the Australian outback, its tangibility most evident in the sections which cover tribal customs and near to desolate landscapes. You can't write fiction better than this. Monstrous amount of stars, WL'ed and will be on my bookshelf as as possible."
Clive Radford
Doghouse Blues

If you would like to read some of the chapters available on authonomy, and leave me a comment or some feedback that would be wonderful. The feedback and comments received so far have helped enormously during the editing process for 'Glass Half Full,' and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The glass is full - always it seems!!

Now I like to think of myself as a positive person; always looking at my glass as half full, even during testing times! However, what about this for an insightful, positive statement, received from a reader/friend on authonomy.

" In all actuality, the glass is completely full all the time. Even though only half full of water, it is neither half full or half empty, the rest of the glass is full of air. Or if there is no water at all, the glass is still full, of something....air, oxygen, hydrogen."

Peter B.

So my glass is full, and at risk of overflowing!!!

Have a great day. 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Sarah Jane's book shelf - news

For those of you that checked out 'Shame' on  from my link last week; here is one of the songs that will accompany the dramatisation of that book.
The photographs in the back ground were taken in Runcorn.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Glass Half Full: Glass Half Full - by Sarah Jane Butfield 'Ithas ...

Glass Half Full: Glass Half Full - by Sarah Jane Butfield

 'Ithas ...
: Glass Half Full - by Sarah Jane Butfield   'It has been said that in life, there are two types of people: those who look at the glas...
Glass Half Full - by Sarah Jane Butfield

 'It has been said that in life, there are two types of people: those who look at the glass as half empty, and those who see it as half full. Ironically, sometimes life influences our view and changes our perception.


(these chapters are currently on authonomy)

1. Prologue - Why Australia? Why now?
2. What will the children say?
3. Pommes arriving in the desert
4. Outback nursing
5. Happy times in the desert
6. Long distance parenting
7. Educating Jaime in Alice Springs
8 . It’s Christmas, but not as we know it.
9 . “I do”
10. Work the plan, to achieve your dreams
11. Grieving bushman

The index for the remaining chapters is as follows:

12. Family health tested
13. New beginnings in Queensland, Trials and tribulations
14. The good life
15. Losing it all to flood water
16. Relocation: Queensland to Tasmania
17. The retrieval of Itchy feet!
18. Restarting our Australian adventure
19. Christmas Tasmanian style
20. Home sick it's decision time
21. The boomerang effect

Thank you to all who are following the progress of my book, and for the comments and feedback received , which is amazing. Those of you who are members of authonomy, and who have rated and placed Glass Half Full on your bookshelf, will know that it has risen in the rankings towards the Editor's desk this week - please keep supporting me, and encourage more people to sign up. It's easy, free and there are thousands of great books to read from all genre's!!!
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News flash!!!

A wonderful book made it to the Editors desk this week - The Snow Lily by Richard Ankers - check it out, it's a complete book on line.