Jackie Parry – author


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Thinking about writing? – Why don’t you try it?

Don’t think about it – just write

Transitions ($250 prize money!)

The SisterShip team I belong to are holding another writing competition. Transitions – something close to my heart having ‘transitioned’ from boat to land and from land to boat three times each way. Plus, from land to horse and horse to land (we lived with five horses and the gear on their backs for quite some time in the bush).

Writing competition

Writing competition

(BTW you do not have to be ‘on the water’ to write this – it is not literal!) 🙂

Encouraging Writers

Entries to a recent writing competition are going to be published in an anthology: “Voyaging Pets”. This collection of true stories of animals, in, on, and around the water will make you laugh out loud, smile broadly, gasp a little and there may be a few tears…

Meet Baxter in the book

Meet Baxter in the book

The Point?

I’m getting there.

Supporting New Writers

A friend asked if she could submit a story after the Pets competition closed, i.e. just for the book.

‘Of course,’ I said (she writes well).

Then she said, ‘I have another friend who may like to have a go too.’

So I received two wonderful stories, the ‘friend’ wrote: “Thanks for prompting me to do this – I totally loved it!” (She’s never written for a publication before.) I think she now has the bug!

The Writing Journey

This isn’t the first positive comment I’ve received for encouraging and supporting new writers. And all of them have a natural flow with words, and all have loved having a go. It is an honour to be part of their journey.

The SisterShip Team

Our ethos is to support and encourage, so if you have an article or a book idea bouncing around, drop us a line: editor@sistershipmagazine.com

We are always happy to chat!

SisterShip Magazine Website

SisterShip Press Website

 

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Win Win Win – An Audio book and several ebooks

Christmas has come early in the Parry household (or should I say boat-hold as we are on a 1920s Dutch Barge after all?)

Giveaways/sweepstakes abound…. so easy to enter and two different books to win PLUS several copies!

A Standard Journey – 5 horses, 2 people, and 1 tent is about our trip along part of the Bicentennial National Trail (BNT) in Australia with five adopted horses. Take a look at the BNT site and scroll down until you see my post with this front cover – it’ll take two seconds to enter…

A Standard Journey front cover v2 reduced

Here’s what they’re saying: ‘A hauntingly beautiful book’ ‘This will stick with readers for a long time’ ‘The trail presented obstacles at every turn’ ‘The journey itself makes for incredibly engaging & interesting reading’ ‘The details of the trip are fascinating’ ‘I couldn’t put it down’

Of Foreign Build – From Corporate Girl to Sea Gypsy Woman is a nine-year odyssey on board a small boat – travelling the world. Recently New Street Communication Publishers read the book – loved it – and made this audio. You can win the audio book or there are four copies of the ebook up for grabs. Just scroll down here to enter.

Of Foreign Build – From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman

is now available on audio

To celebrate this new release I am giving away

***One audio book***

***Four ebooks***

Click here to enter it’s quick and easy….

Here’s what they’re saying….

“A great voyage, from raging seas to rainbows”

“Tragedy to triumph!”

“I gripped the arms of my chair on this journey”

“This book make me cry, laugh & quake in equal measure.”

“Moving, rousing, uplifting, stimulating…”

“Seek affirmation that there are other options out there!”

“Read this & you’ll discover anything is possible!”


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Working in a brothel & win a $400 giveaway!

My husband worked in a brothel in Barbados. It was just for a few weeks. He was eventually asked to leave. The threats and the rather large, naked ladies that were hosed down daily, convinced him that it really was time to leave.

The 'body-guards' in the brothel in Barbados

The ‘body-guards’ in the brothel in Barbados

This bizarre story goes hand-in-hand with almost nine years of my life on the high seas on a ten metre boat. We had close-calls with pirates, muggers, and man-eating crocodiles, which was enough to keep the adrenaline buzzing. Boat crashes, storms, almost sinking and a whale collision filled the gaps, if ever we became complacent.

The storm - you HAD to just get on with it!

The storm – you HAD to just get on with it!

A near ‘agreed’ abduction by a beautiful French Gigolo, who lifted me up from the road after I was run-over in France, didn’t alter the incredible bond between my new husband and I – a bond that I’ve only witnessed in movies. But, I still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man, while falling head over heels with another.

But, I have learned to live my life, and I have finally figured out who I am.

Picking our way through reefs to the anchorage in Mayaguana

Picking our way through reefs to the anchorage in Mayaguana

You can read all about this AND have a chance to win a $400 Amazon Shopping Spree, compliments of The Kindle Book Review, Digital Book Today.

All for $3.99! Click HERE to read/buy/see great reviews!