• Bronwyn Elsmore

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    When carried away on a flight of fancy, Bronwyn Elsmore might say that if she’d been gifted with a better voice, she might have chosen to be an opera singer. Sadly for her, that wasn’t the case, but luckily she found she could write. A good list of awards for short stories, plays, and children’s verse seems to confirm that. 

    Throughout her writing career Bronwyn has written over a wide variety of genres – articles, short stories, poetry, stage-plays, fiction and non-fiction. Since that didn’t pay many bills, along the way she spent many years as an academic.

    Currently, though, she spends most of her writing time on fiction.

    When she’s not writing? You might spot her feeding her own and stray cats, nurturing butterflies, or possibly adding to the list of countries visited to date.

    You can also meet Bronwyn at 

    website http://www.flaxroots.com

    Amazon Author page - http://www.amazon.com/Bronwyn-Elsmore/e/B001JSAPRA

    Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/436327

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    Every Five Minutes - "a moving novel"

    Gina, if that is her real name, wakes to an autumn morning and, against her better judgement, selects a light dress to wear to work. Deliberately, she misses the bus and walks into the city, then turns and walks back home. This is not a day for work. Today she will spend with a white dog and a remarkable man.

    Every Five Minutes is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.
    Readers say:
    “Bronwyn Elsmore has crafted a beautiful story in a unique way.”
    “A very unique read to be sure…her writing brilliance showed on each page...”
    “I hated the story to end. Read it and you'll see. It's a lovely, lovely book.”
    “A masterpiece! To find it is perfect in its style and delivery has left me a little breathless.”
    “… wonderful story! I love, love your book!”

    Print & ebook

    Seventeen Seas - a journey around half the world

    One ship, a handful of Kiwis, a few Australians, 1600 Brits. Seventeen Seas tells their stories through 10 countries, 15 ports, across 17 seas, for 46 days.
    Readers say:
    “a very amusing fiction-from-fact traveling journal…sailing through seventeen seas, stopping at exotic ports…we view the cruise through the eyes of a cross section of passengers.”
    “I have recommended the book both to my friends who cruise as well as people who have never cruised and would like to. This book gives a realistic view of what cruising is like in a fun and fictionalized manner.”

    Print & ebook

    Backwards Into the Future

    Everyone knows you can’t go back. Everyone except Mary apparently, because here she is – back in her old hometown. That’s because of two women – Kui, and Ana.
    One of them is pushing her, the other is holding back, and between the two there’s much to be resolved.
    The plum tree and the manuka have gone, but a lemon tree thrives. The mystery of the Marakihau may never be solved; but if Ana returns, their friendship and some things from the past can be recovered. Can’t they?
    Novel, New Zealand, cultural heritage, Maori-Pakeha, historical late 20th century

    Print & ebook

    These Islands Here – Short Stories of the South Pacific

    Stories of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and other islands of Polynesia.
    32 fictional tales based on the varied facets of living in these islands situated in the South Pacific – pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph – as in any part of the world, of being human.
    Most have been published previously, in magazines including NZ Listener, Takahe, Eve, Thursday, included in anthologies, and broadcast by Radio New Zealand, several have won short story competitions.

    Print & ebook

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