Cry of the Rocks: Wonderful Title, equally wonderful story

By  Ruth Finnegan, author of Black Inked Pearl - a girl's quest on 13 August 2017 As much a deeply felt and informed documentary as fiction – but with a great un-put-downable story and characters all the same. Above all the writing is so beautiful, one of the few books, beyond the great ...

Pixie Emslie

About Pixie Emslie

Pixie Emslie is a former journalist who worked on newspapers, including the Daily News in Durban and The Star, as well as on magazines in South Africa and in London.

She lives with her husband – and two dogs – in the southern Cape of South Africa. Here she spends her time writing, cooking, gardening and walking on the beach. Pixie has also done the flowers for several weddings and other functions.

Her first book, Cry of the Rocks, is an award-winning thriller, set in the underground world of deep rock platinum mining.

Her second book, His Precious Diamond, was launched in July 2016 and promises to be a popular seller with its romantic story based in Cape Town and on the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa.

It is an absolutely gorgeous romance, featuring The Man of your Dreams – Jed Lawson – and supermodel Natasha.  His Precious Diamond was the winner of the South African writers’ Circle award for the best book of 2016.

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The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Pixie Malherbe Emslie, ABC*, an IABC Fellow in 2009. The IABC Fellow Award is the highest honor the association can bestow on an individual and acknowledges outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment and service to IABC and the profession.
The award was presented at the World Conference in San Francisco on 7 June 2009.

Fellow selection criteria includes contribution to the organizational communication field and profession; career achievement; authorship, speaking and lecturing; contributions to IABC; and
other professional recognition such as community activities and other business-related activities.

Pixie Malherbe Emslie started her career in journalism, before setting up her own communications consultancy in 1990. For 15 years, Emslie has successfully assisted many South African corporations with internal communication issues as well as working closely with many trade unions to facilitate innovative ways of promoting channels of communication between
management and workers.

A long time IABC member, Emslie was instrumental in the establishment of the IABC/South Africa chapter in 1991. She was the first president of the chapter and served in that capacity for two years. She was amongst the first group of South Africans to achieve their
accreditation in 1993. In 1995, Emslie received the IABC Chairman’s Award in
recognition of her contribution to the organization. She also chaired the EXCEL
(Excellence in Communication Leadership) Award committee in 1996 and has spoken
at numerous IABC conferences and corporate seminars.


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