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E-book release. Aavailable at Smashwords, Kobo and and Amazon for 'Wild Colonial Girl' currently on special at $1.99. Print version a launch bargain at $12.99

'Wild Colonial Girl' is a novel set in 1898 and 1899 mainly in New Zealand.

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What? Leave India? Move to the colonies and make a new life there? Melisande, appalled, gazed at her brother and fiancée. She loved her life in India. She’d been cossetted, loved and happy there. Of course the plague meant a radical change, but they could still live on the family’s small estate couldn’t they? But, no. Brother Jeri didn’t want to live in India, neither did fiancée  Richard. Both young men, filled with excitement at the thought adventure in the colonies, were determined to go, and Melisande must go with them. Her life turned upside down, rushed into her wedding, onto a ship and off to Australia, and finally New Zealand, Melisande has to learn how to run a home and cope with New Zealand, a life so different from her Indian one. Can she make a home and a life as happy as her Indian one?

Welcome to Writer's Choice Publishing Co-operative.

Read about our authors and what they publish. There are links to our books and individual websites.

Writer's Choice is a writers' publishing cooperative which acts like a traditional publisher for its members. Novels are selected or rejected by the group and the whole group work hard beta reading and editing each novel until it is ready for its final edit by a professional editor. This includes professional proofreading, professional cover and interior design work and finally the novel is published by the author as a POD paperback and ebook with the Writer's Choice quality fiction seal.

In our first year our very first published novel won the San Diego Historical Fiction Award. Our second published novel rocketed up the Amazon top 100 best-selling historical novels list and sat there, selling an amazing number of books. Our third published novel had already earned short listed places in two unpublished novel competitions.
In our second year our novels were short listed in the Amazon novel competition, the M M Bennetts Historical Fiction Award, the Wishing Shelf Independent fiction award, and the Historical Novel Society Independent Novel award.
Our third year was as successful, Bragg Medallion, excellent reviews, and reader raves. Members work hard to produce quality fiction and Writer's Choice can celebrate that as an independent co-operative group of writers it is living up to its promise of quality fiction.

Half way through our fourth year and we had another prize winner, 'Four Nails'. 'Bittersweet' made the final rounds in two competitions and received some good reviews.

Our fifth year and sixth year were all quiet on the novel front. Life gets in the way sometimes with aging parents, local politics and family matters. GJ has been working on a Historical mystery. Sharon has painted a great deal as writing had been very difficult due to family commitments. p.d.r.'s uplit historical novel is now out and selling steadily as an ebook and in print. She has published several short stories, and the child's picture book 'Benjamin's Adventure' is now out as an ebook and in print. 'Tales from Old Japan' those four Mediaeval Japanese short stories are now an ebook anthology. More are being written.

So we entered 2021 and our seventh year found ourselves still swept up in the panic of a pandemic but we are writing.

What do authors G. J. Berger and J. K. Rowling have in common besides abbreviated names? They each have two San Diego Book Award Association awards for novels.

Check out the excellent review of 'Four Nails' here

FOUR NAILS--History's Greatest Elephant and His Extraordinary Trainerhas made Amazon's best seller lists for Kindle books of Ancient History (fiction and non-fiction) in not only the UK, but also Canada and the US.

Also this review:
FOUR NAILS--History's Greatest Elephant and His Extraordinary Trainer is many things, all of them topnotch. It is a warp-speed backward jump in time to the Punic Wars, as glimpsed from the unique perspective of a young Hindu mahout (elephant trainer) swept up into Hannibal’s army just in time for the trans-Alpine attack on the Italian peninsula. It is a love story, a couple of them, actually, both unconventional—between a boy and his magnificent war elephant and also for the unattainable and untouchable girl who comes along for the ride of a lifetime. And “Four Nails” is a tender coming-of-age odyssey set against the barbaric tides of history, with indelible vignettes of a Syrian slave caravan that reminded me of Kipling’s “Kim.” Berger’s wonderful story also reminded of the recent award-winning film, “Lion,” another epic tale of a lost Indian boy trying find his way back home.

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G.J. Berger South of Burnt Rocks

p.d.r. lindsay's Jacob's Justice

p.d.r. lindsay's Tizzie

p.d.r. lindsay's Bittersweet