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    January 2022 Newsletter Reprint – It’s Summer in South Africa

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, and welcome back to my camo-painted jeep. It’s clean as a whistle thanks to the heavy rains in Gauteng (formerly the Transvaal) this time of year. It’s the height of summer in South Africa, and on our safari today the animals will be in their element as they show off, frolic and play, making the most of the newly created waterholes. You see, water is scarce in southern Africa, so when at last the rains come, all of us—mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish—celebrate.     Today we might see a herd of elephants trumpeting and playfully squirting each other as they convert…

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    December 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Hellooooooooo, and welcome again to my shiny, camo jeep with the notes of “Auld Lang Sein” welcoming you aboard. Another year of challenges we were forced to overcome, but very soon a brand spanking new 2022 will dawn, and we must prepare ourselves to take on this challenge. 2021 has turned me into a crusty old lion. Once virile and popular with lionesses, he’s now scarred and tired as he limps from pride to pride with his own pride long gone, just trying to fit in. But each time he’s ousted by young and virile kings who can better serve the lionesses who hunt for him.…

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    November 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo… … And welcome back to my camo jeep. It’s all revved up and ready to welcome you on board. Before we trek off to see the Untamed, Unexpected and Unforgettable surprises out in the wild, I feel the need to remind myself to live every single moment as if it were my last. If ever there was a month for gratitude, November is IT, and it’s my perfect chance to say, “thank you.” I am sublimely grateful for my wonderful readers who show their love of my books with feedback privately and via reviews. They who’ve attended my public signings – even flown in or…

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    October 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome back to my camo-painted, open air jeep. I can’t wait to take you on a safari to see the wilds of lovely South Africa! We’re off to see nature’s finest creations – the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino. Just a reminder: from this jeep, the only shots taken will be via a phone or camera lens. ;o) While we drive deep into the African bush, we could contemplate spooky things since it’s Halloween, but how about I play a little melody for you from the days of yore. “Blue Moon” is one of my all-time favorites though it…

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    September 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome to my Safari Jeep! I am delighted to have you hop on aboard for a little meander in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. Today we’re taking a detour down memory lane. Pull on your leg warmers, bolster up your shoulder pads, perm your hair or tease it … whatever it takes to make it BIG, baby … and let’s step back in time to 1980! If you were born in that decade or later, bear with me, I’ll paint you a picture. But first things first and for the sake of what MUST be said urgently, I’m going to muddle up my Untamed,…

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    August 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Helloooooooooo and welcome to another trip in my safari jeep to explain the Untamed, Unexplored and Unforgettable. (NOTE: The book signing was a resounding success! Thank you to all who attended!) FIRST AND FOREMOST, YOU are cordially invited to the very informal christening of Zebra. Pop in and raise your tot of Amarula in true South African style to toast to his future as you nibble on some biltong and have some fun. WHEN? 12 September, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. WHERE? Beauty Forever Skincare, 107 N. Palm Ave., Indialantic, FL 32903   Today we’re taking a magical detour—camo jeep and all—to Santorini, Greece, where a miracle happened. UNEXPECTED! Every year for…

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    July 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Hellooooooo and welcome to my Safari Jeep! I am delighted to have you hop on aboard for a little meander in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. Can you believe August is upon us? As my mother would say … “Where HAS the year gone?” I’ll have so much to share in this newsletter I’ll jump right in … UNTAMED! Untamed? Oh, yeah, baby … (or maybe should I say, “Oh, yeah, bairn!”) My friend and brilliant author, Brenna Ash has a new novel that’s just made its swashbuckling debut. A Pirate’s Treasure, Book 1 in the thrilling new Scottish Rogues of the High Seas series is NOW AVAILABLE. Brenna wastes…

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    July 2021 Special Edition 2 Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the July 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Hellooooooo again, Jill, and welcome to my safari jeep. It’s revving up and ready to ride the bushveld in search of all things Untamed, Unexpected and Unforgettable. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, wear your sunhat. If you’re down south, a beanie and some fluffy earmuffs might be in order. So glad you’re here! I’ve declared July, “Love Your Dog More Month.” I’m heady with this self-anointed power to call a month whatever I-darn-well-please because in a month crammed with handles, who’ll notice? July…

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    July 2021 Special Edition Newsletter Reprint

    This is a reprint of the July 2021 Newsletter – to get the news before anyone else, make sure to sign up for my newsletter! ~~~~~ Helloooooooooo, and hop right into my camo-painted jeep for a very short safari.   In fact, it’s so short, you’ll only get to see a solitary zebra. The reason for our electronic soiree is to share my great excitement with you. Zebra is not only released into the world, but “he” is flourishing and made the coveted Amazon #1 New Release banner in African Literature. To celebrate, we ordered just a limited number of printed books to sell as our Limited Edition, First Run…