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The Coloured Sands Trilogy - Australia1901: A little girl wanders down a creek in outback Queensland after the loss of her family. She becomes known as The Crazy Orphan. This is the first book of the trilogy.

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Identifying with our Characters

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 12:07am 0 Comments

When writing the first of my period dramas, a historical novel set in the wilds of the Australian bush, I brought back to mind the years of living on isolated properties in the middle of nowhere. This is my personal story about a party-line telephone which we really needed on occasions.

    The telephone wire was very simply strung from tree to tree; being…


Where do Titles come from?

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The COLOURED SANDS sign post marked the beach where amazing multicoloured sand dunes towered over a pristine beach.  I knew with my next breath that I had the title for my first book of the Outback series, COLOURED SANDS.  

I had to find a way to work the title into the story line. This is how I did it:

1901: The selector's wife Mary is caring for Emily 8, who trundled down a creek bed for two days to find help after the shock massacre of her family. Emily is participating in…


Coloured Sands Trilogy

Posted on February 5, 2012 at 6:00am 1 Comment

Period dramas in Australia -   Not a castle anywhere, but we do have Country Mansions. 

 We do not have grand old castles in Australian history, absolutely not possible with only two hundred years of settlement behind us; but we do…


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At 8:10am on May 7, 2010, Kay Elizabeth said…
Hi Barbara! Great to have you around. I’d like to see your writing sometime if you’re happy to share it here with us. Welcome and enjoy yourself! :)
At 10:27pm on May 7, 2010, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Barbara. Welcome aboard. :) I hope you enjoy being amongst us and I’ll look forward to hearing more about your writing.
At 6:46pm on May 27, 2010, Kay Elizabeth said…
Outback sagas sound interesting, Barbara. I enjoy discovering new places and cultures. Have you sorted yourself out with a publisher yet or are you not that far down the road?
At 11:22pm on May 31, 2010, Brittany Nicole McNemar gave Barbara Hartmann King a gift
Red ribbon is for happyness
At 2:38am on June 4, 2010, scribbler said…
The closest I've came to Australia was the movie with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. The fantastic scenery took my breath away. It looks a beautiful country.
At 4:29pm on April 8, 2011, Lisa R.Brereton said…

Hi Sweetie,

it was so  nice to hear from you, and thanks do much for sharing more about your book(books) I will for sure look up your website to see and learn more. are you on face book? it would be nice to learn more about you and other interest.

hope to talk to you soon


xoxo  Lisa

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