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Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
About Me:
I am fifty-ish, twice married, twice divorced. Mother of two wonderful adult children. Daughter 30 years old and son, 22 who is married to a Chinese girl. Have an empty nest now which I am enjoying immensely. I have been interested in all aspects of crime for over 20 years. Non-fiction crime books and websites are my passion. If I had my 'time' over again I would of loved to be involved in solving crime, especially murders of all kinds.
Books And Authors I Like:
Corey Mitchell, Clifford L. Linedecker, Carlton Smith, Wensley Clarkson, Ann Rule, Gregg Olsen, John Douglas, Jerry Bledsoe (all writers of True Crime/non-fiction).
Judith Tarr, Conn Iggulden (Writers of Historical Fiction).
Elizabeth A Lynn (writer of Fantasy fiction).
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV Shows: Anything crime related! Sci-Fi and Horror.
Movies: Anything pure escapism related, like Pirates of the Caribbean and Ice Age. Horror, thrillers, suspense movies grab me the most.


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Click on the sub albums. The Wildlife Park in Perth has heaps of Australian Native animals as well as others.

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Suzi's daughter wins award

On August 26th 2007 my daughter became the Australian Airbrush Body Art Champion of Australia!
She has had her own business for 8 years now and is 30, beautiful, single, artistic and fussy. A picture of her and her model will be posted for all to see on the slideshow part of my home page here and in my photobucket album for 2007.
Happy 2008 to everyone. May the New Year bring you every good thing your hearts desire.

Posted on January 1, 2008 at 4:44pm

Aussie author wins crime writing prize

Australian author Peter Temple has picked up the world's richest prize for crime writing at a glittering awards ceremony in London.

Temple won the UK Crime Writers Association's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, also known as the Gold Dagger, claiming STG20,000 ($A47,400) in the process.

The Ballarat-based author was awarded the prize for his eighth novel, The Broken Shore.

Temple, the first Australian to be nominated for the award, beat off competition… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2007 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

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At 8:00am on August 11, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
Hello! to Australia from New Orleans, LA -USA. Thanks for the pictures...I wish I could go to Australia.
My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
At 9:28am on July 5, 2007, Suzi Hands-Black said…
That would be great Sue if you were able to come north to Queensland's sunshine coast. Sydney is 700plus Miles from where I live by car or around 100 minutes by plane. It would be an expensive cup of coffee, Sue! I would however love it if you were up in this neck of the woods at that time, and we were able to have a cuppa. Be warned though it will be our peak holiday period and summertime. Cheers Suzi
At 6:50pm on July 4, 2007, sue neale said…
Nice to see someone else on the website who is not from the US. I am an enthusiast for crime fiction with a UK and European bent. I went on a 3 day course last year in Oxford for writing true crime (as they have a habit of calling it here) and met some really interesting people. There seems to be quite a good market for this sort of research and inventive writing to fill out the bare facts. Research is my thing as I work freelance in publishing on education or academic books with the pictures. I love losing myself in research at the Bodleian Library or the British Museum or Library. It is just good when I get paid to do it. My youngest is almost 18 and will be in Sydney from end Aug until mid Dec working at the Sydney Globe Centre. I am coming out for an extended holiday (from 30 Nov) so might be in your neck of the woods, so maybe we could have coffee?
At 10:55am on July 4, 2007, Evelyn David said…
Hi Suzi,
Thanks for stopping by.
The only writer I recognized on your list was Ann Rule - and she is phenomenal at capturing the essence of a crime story. I haven't read many nonfiction crime stories, but I might check out some of your recommendations.
At 9:45pm on June 21, 2007, Jason Starr said…
Hi Suzi,
Thanks so much!
Yes, my books are available in Australia from Orion Books. I was over last year for the Melbourne Writers festival, and to promote LIGHTS OUT...I think the mass market of LIGHTS OUT should be out soon....and my new novel THE FOLLOWER as well
Great meeting you!
At 10:40am on June 15, 2007, Suzi Hands-Black said…
What a shame I didn't live nearby as I would have loved him! It would break my heart to give up a pet for allergies. Cheers Suzi
At 1:58pm on June 14, 2007, Dave Zeltserman said…
This little guy's name is Yappy. Sweetest temperment of any dog I've ever come across. Unfortnately because of allergies we had to findhim a new home.
At 1:31am on June 14, 2007, Robin Caroll said…
I've always wanted to visit Australia....looks beautiful.

My hubby loves all the true crime shows as well, and makes me watch. I call it "research"! LOL
At 1:33pm on June 11, 2007, Suzi Hands-Black said…
Hi Sheila, I love being an Australian and living in Australia! Best place on earth, in my opinion. I have however never been over seas. Not sure of what you mean by 'exchange'. All the authors I have listed are from the US as far as I know. Books are expensive here also. I get my 'fix' from the local public Library. There are a lot of 2nd hand book stores that exchange books also. It is winter her at the moment but living where I do in south east Queensland, I am still in my summer clothers. Bye for now and happy reading, Suzi
At 1:23am on May 31, 2007, Sheila Connolly said…
I was lucky enough to visit Australia a couple of years ago, and would go back in a moment. But books are expensive there! And I don't recognize many of the names of your favorite authors--is there much exchange?


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