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  • Author/ Writer2000 to presentCape Town, Western Cape
    Jo Roderick was born in 1969 and is believed to be human — although, there is no conclusive evidence! Interpreting and analysing the world around, the author never quite grew up.

    Told at an early age not to write, Jo did anyway. Claiming to be able to follow the plot of your average dictionary, the author further admits to possessing an odd sense of humour.

    Jo is an architect, amongst other things, and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. Toffee, the neighbour’s cat, brings fresh kitty allergies into the house every day.

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  • AuthorApril 2015 to January 2017
    "#Bermuda is so vividly captured that even in cold, wet winter, I found myself there. Excellent piece of escapism."

    What is an author to do when he gives it his all, and it just isn't enough? Head for an exotic archipelago, and pray to disappear into the Bermuda Triangle, of course.

    Out of money and inspiration, Andrew decides to walk away from it all to start a simpler island life - or so he planned. While it sounds easy enough, things unravel when a statuesque blonde walks into the Berma Bar.

    Just as life begins to perk up, he discovers that he is supposedly deceased. The odd thing is he doesn't feel nearly as dead as one would expect. Now, he is beginning to wish was still alive, but how can he rejoin the living?

    With a new romance blooming on the pearly-pink shores of Bermuda, Andrew has an overwhelming life or death decision to make. Emily has a plan to revive the dead, but will it work? Can the reclusive author rise like a Phoenix to reclaim his life, and bask in the gentle arms of love?

    It you enjoy Choc Lit, or a feel-good Romantic Comedy with plenty of chocolate cocktails, great banter, and endless balmy days in a picturesque paradise, then the Bermuda Phoenix is your prescription.

    Please note that this novel is written in British English.
  • Author2015 to 2016
    The Publish It Yourself! series embraces several aspects of publishing.

    Anyone who plans to publish a book needs the technical information neatly presented in layman’s terms. It is important to know the basics of electronic publishing.

    Discover the sound techniques needed for producing an effective book cover that works well as a thumbnail online. Read how effectively contrast and bold fonts draw attention to your book long before the buyer views your book’s page.

    The ‘editing’ is a vital stage of any publication. Learn how to edit your own manuscript on a tight budget. Use the provided lists of ‘commonly misspelt words’ and add your own. Start writing more efficiently and avoid the issue of incorrectly spelt words that are replaced with properly spelt, but incorrect words.

    This series is about how to package your product in the best possible way so that it looks polished and professional. It is not a get rich quick scheme, or a learn ‘how to write’ manual.
  • AuthorMarch 2014 to May 2014Johannesburg, Gauteng
    What are you served for dinner while in the company of a lecherous reverend, an aging beauty queen, a gay lottery presenter, a guru, a shrink, a few reporters, and an odd assortment of South African parodies? Why, dinner of course! The rest is just dessert!

    This novel takes a quirky look at South Africa, its inhabitants, and the comedy that is politics. This is what some real South Africans are like. Some you may like, and they will be back in their own book series.

    Do join us! Dinner is served, settle in, and get to know everyone at the table.
  • AuthorFebruary 2014 to March 2014
    Just how Green is Green? Recycled Thoughts will change your views on current environmental challenges. We can no longer afford to ignore the obvious because it is inconvenient.

    Logos, slogans, and Carbon Footprints are not Magic Filters that clean up our environment. These concepts are often abused for self-promotion and greed!

    Together we can address these urgent issues! We have the power to transform our lives, but how, is entirely in our hands!
  • Author2014 to 2016
    Tom Scandari and Annie Wynbergh return in a thrilling, Science Fiction series. This first adventure sees the two intrepid explorers’ team up with Mervin and Albert, in order to unleash the incredible potential of the enigmatic Aeonosphere, which lies hidden, below the city. Tom travels back through time to prevent devastating changes, masterminded by a greedy consortium based in the city of Johannesburg.

    Will Tom stop the madman, prevent the earth shattering consequences, and overcome the twist of betrayal? Travel in time with our heroes as they flee through the old mining tunnels, dodge an assassin, and make several daring escapes. A spectacular trip, back to 1941, takes the reader on a personal tour of the 'City of Gold', in all its glory.

    This is a complete novel, standing on its own. Tom and Annie were first introduced in the novel, Six For Seven. If you are planning to read both, read Six For Seven first, as it does give additional insight and background to the characters.
  • Author2005 to 2014Cape Town, Western Cape
    There is no 7 step, 14 day, 5-exercise plan to being yourself! Fortunately, this book presents logical information that can guide you on numerous subjects.

    The material contain in these pages is written in a layman’s “black and white” approach. There are no enigmas, mysteries, or secrets! The content is presented in a digestible, humorous fashion!

    Sheep faithfully follow the same path home day after day. You have the choice of a different path, take it, and enjoy the new scenery. The aim of this book is to make you think. Once you do, you will never be the same again ....
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  • Jo Roderick was born in 1969 and is believed to be human — although, there is no conclusive evidence! Interpreting and analysing the world around, the author never quite grew up.

    Told at an early age not to write, Jo did anyway. Claiming to be able to follow the plot of your average dictionary, the author further admits to possessing an odd sense of humour.

    Jo currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. Toffee, the neighbour’s cat, brings fresh kitty allergies into the house every day.
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