Beneath An Ominous Sky

Beneath An Ominous Sky

Beneath An Ominous Sky

Beneath An Ominous Sky



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The 2019/2020 Black Summer Bushfires affected much of the East Coast of Australia. In the Eurobodalla, on the South Coast of NSW, over 500 houses were lost. The impact on people was both physical and emotional. The forward by Petrea King, best-selling author of 'Your Life Matters', she outlines the courage it takes to overcome trauma and write about the distress and fears. It is the first step toward healing.

The stories and poems in 'Beneath and Ominous Sky' cover the immediate aftermath of the fires and also the hope and resilience of time.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940165071720
Publisher: Cat Sheely
Publication date: 10/30/2021
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

I am a writer, editor and publisher for the Secret Society of Words. My interests include reading, writing and discussing speculative fiction and I have a keen interest in new scientific discoveries (astrology, space exploration, cosmology, physics, psychology etc). I like to read about Australia, the political arena and environmental issues. I also love to knit and cross-stitch when I'm not into books, on the computer writing or out kayaking, I'm swimming and golfing.

I'm a member of the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers (EFAW) evening group and the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.

Our evening group has set up its own publishing enterprise: The Secret Society of Words under which all our novella's are published. They are as follows:

"Viv's Last Hoorah," Secret Society of Words, 2019, Cat Sheely, Editor
"Murder on the First," Secret Society of Words, 2017, Cat Sheely, Editor
"Alien Zoo," Secret Society of Words, 2016.,Cat Sheely and Debbie Richardson, Co-Editors
"The Seven Little Goatlings", Secret Society of Words, 2015, Cat Sheely, Editor

Cat Sheely Short Stories can be found in:

"Bush Craft," Eurobodalla Literary Salon Exhibition, 2019
"Instinct", Short Story in CEA Greatest Anthology, CEA Publishing, 2017
"Blissful Symbiosis", Flash Fiction, in Flights of Fancy Anthology, EFAW 2015
"Great Hobbies", in Flights of Fancy Anthology, EFAW, 2015
"A Vain Hope', Micro Fiction, CSfG Website 2012"
“Hobnails in Heaven,” Masques, ed. Gillian Polack & Scott Hopkins, 2009.
"Growing Old," Writers Voice, Quarterly Bulletin of The Fellowship of Australian Writers, Summer Edition #230, p21, Dec 2010.
"Dragonfly," Winds of Change, ed. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 2011.

Anke loves creativity of any kind (*Creativity is a drug I cannot live without- Cecil DeMille) and has been part in many projects initiated by her writer’s group: the SSOW (Secret Society of Words).
Known to surprise friends with rhymes for any occasion she’s now considered venturing into the world of publishing; encouraged, after finishing the first book ‘Deception’ of her sci-fi romance trilogy ‘Unearthly talents’.

A graduate with a Doctor of Medicine, she moved from the UK to Australia in 2003 with her husband and two children. She currently works as a part-time GP on the beautiful south coast, when she’s not succumbing to her drug of choice*: writing anything that pops into her head without rhyme or reason.
Although, sometimes it rhymes; and mostly it has reason.

Writer, trance medium, health advocate (chronic pain management), researcher into chronic pain (tai chi, qigong, meditation). Author of What Glass Ceiling? (Smashwords 2021) a memoir of Patricia Evans/Morris, born in the 1920s, who never believed in a glass ceiling; in 2017she was accepted into the National [Australian] Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame; 2018 Herstory educational database of Australian Women's achievements;recognised by Boral for 2021 International Women's Day; 2021 (at 93 years) guest speaker for Professional Women's Association.
Ethics of a Psychic Reading (Balboa Press 2012) as well as numerous published short stories.Co-author 4 novellas; contributor to International Psychics Association annual magazine since 2016; articles in scientific publications, columnist on chronic pain management for PnP Authors Magazine 2015-2019. Bushfire stories in 'Oz is Burning' anthology (2020), and Beneath an Ominous Sky (2021); scientific paper on Tai Chi & Qigong;
Suzanne has researched and taught energy flow as well as psychic communication since 1986; she has also worked professionally as a trance medium since 1998. 2010 co-founder Pain Support ACT; since 2010 researcher and advocate chronic pain management.
Member of various writing groups; pain related organisations; psychic and spiritual associations.
f/b; twitter; Linkedin; Goodreads

Sharon Halliday is an author, columnist, Reiki practitioner, Angel Intuitive, speaker, and mother. Her writing featured in 365 Moments of Grace–a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the United States and Canada. Her own book, Messages from the Heart: 39 Answers to Your Life Questions, is based on her advice column “Ask Sharon” and answers questions about health and wellbeing, relationships, money, work, and happiness.

Alex Kingsmill, as seen on The Today Show and founder of Upstairs Coaching had this to say: “Sharon’s writing is a gift–wise, insightful, often funny, illuminating and transformative.”

Helping parents create a work-life balance and achieve their dreams is one of Sharon's passions. So in 2019, she joined forces with long-time friend, Kris Evans, to produce the monthly podcast, “Kris and Shaz in The Mother of all Roles”. Here they discuss all things motherhood and aim to live up to their ethos: ‘Two real mums talking about real issues in an attempt to make the ordinary extraordinary!’

Sharon is now known as "The Book Sherpa" as she helps other aspiring authors conquer their Everest and write their books.

Sharon lives in Batemans Bay with her husband Steve, their two kids Leo and Eva, and their Japanese Koi Charlie.
Join the conversation at #AskSharon #TheBookSherpa

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