His Precious diamond is a romance to delight

A new book by Pixie Emslie, His Precious Diamond, was launched on 28 July 2016.  It is a dlightful romance, set in the beautiful winelands of the South African Cape and Garden Route. The beautiful and talented Natasha was swept off her feet by billionaire playboy Jed - but she learned her...

Pixie Emslie

  South African author, Pixie Emslie, was awarded the South African Writers’ Circle (SAWC) Quill Award for the best published book of 2016 at a ceremony held on Saturday 11 March 2017 in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. The SAWC  is a nationwide group of writers and poets that encourages and assists all writers, new and experienced, and promotes the art of creative writing in general.  The SAWC is the only association in South Africa which runs monthly competitions covering the whole spectrum …

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Mossel Bay Advertiser, Friday 7 October 2016 Garden Route author Pixie Emslie’s new novel, His Precious Diamond, is a page turner in the true romantic genre, a must-read for lovers of sensual, torrid love stories. Heroine Natasha, an alluring and beautiful model at the top of her profession, , is seduced then abandoned by handsome and charming playboy Jed Lawson.Immensely wealthy and successful, he is deeply involved in the diamond business and in fabulous jewellery. He sweeps Natasha off her …

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I am delighted that Pegasus Publishers have released my new book:  His Precious Diamond by Pixie Emslie, available to order from bookshops or direct from the publisher. South African author Pixie Emslie uses her home country to good effect in her book, His Precious Diamond. Set around Cape Town and the beautiful Garden Route of the Western Cape, this is the story of world-famous model Natasha, who is to wear the Millennium Collection of dazzling jewellery at an extravaganza organised …

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A new book by Pixie Emslie, His Precious Diamond, was launched on 28 July 2016.  It is a dlightful romance, set in the beautiful winelands of the South African Cape and Garden Route. The beautiful and talented Natasha was swept off her feet by billionaire playboy Jed – but she learned her lesson and has since kept well away from him. Until she finds herself once again in the limelight with him.  However, this time she is determined to keep …

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Looking back to plan ahead

The 21st IABC Africa Regional conference, held in Cape Town in October, was a great success with speakers from several African countries and from the USA. I reminisced about the early days, when we began these conferences. And gave people a smile with some of the old pictures. Sad though was this pic of me standing on top of the World Trade Centre in 1985, at our first IABC conference in New York.  

 

Read it in the International Thriller Writers’ magazine, TheBigThrill

Thanks to Michael Sears, joint author of the Detective Kubu series, along with Stanley Trollip – they write together under the name of Michael Stanley – there is an in-depth interview of my thriller, Cry of the Rocks,  the in the e-magazine,  TheBigThrill. http://www.thebigthrill.org/2014/01/news-from-south-africa-by-michael-sears-15/

 

Accolade from Writers’ Digest

Comment from the Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards The author began with an interesting premise and has the perfect background to effectively narrate the story (which is worth its weight in gold!). Her journalistic skills are evident and impressive…  We felt the story really took flight somewhere around page 57, when the abductor takes Thandi to the mine. Overall, the author has everything she needs to write a fantastic novel,  one that will reveal all the issues …

 

Writing romance is like arranging flowers

All creative writing is more about getting the words and thoughts down on paper than dreaming up ideas in the vague mists of imagination. While it sounds so romantic to dream of beautiful scenes, and to create in one’s mind the characters whose loves and lives would embrace the world and sweep up the readers, the reality is much more mundane. In truth it is taking each beautiful idea, each perfect blossom and then deciding where to put it, how …

 

Movie script for Cry of the Rocks

Gray Hofmeyr, well-known movie director and screen writer, is busy with the final draft of his script for a movie based on the novel, “Cry of the Rocks” by Pixie Emslie. Hofmeyr, who has directed most of the Schuster movies, and is perhaps best known for his long-running TV series, Isidingo, says he is excited about hte prospect of making a movie based on the South African mines. “There is a great deal happening on the mines, and Emslie’s book …

 

Cry of the Rocks wins SA Writers’ Circle Award

Cry of the Rocks by Pixie Emslie has won the South African Writers’ Circle award, the Quo-Vadis Trophy, for the Best Self-Published book of 2012. The award was made at the annual awards function held at The White House in Hillcrest, KwaZuluNatal. At this occasion writers were honoured for their achievments in writing. Other award winners included Wendy Greeff for Experienced Writer of the Year, with Jeff Glazier the runner-up. Patrick Coyne and Deena Padayachee shared the award for general success …

 
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