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


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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Cry of the Rocks – How to get your copy

The novel, Cry of the Rocks by Pixie Emslie, is a thriller based on a South African Platinum mine. Filled with colourful characters, it has a murder, international conspiracy and a love story running through it. Cry of the Rocks is available from the publishers, SBPRA (see www.sbpra/PixieEmslie )  or from Amazon, B&N, or as an e-book. In South Africa  the best deal for print copies is still through , or by directly ordering from the author. See Contact details.   …

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Book Reviews

Cape Times, Cape Town, South Africa: Cry of the Rocks by Pixie Emslie. Emslie knows a lot about what happens deep in the bowels of the Earth as hardened men drill, gouge and pick out platinum ore. As a journalist she spent years researching mines. In places the novel flows and descriptions of mining – like “the cage” that groands and creeks its way deep down – are insightful and fascinating… it is an interesting read on a hot topic. …

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e-books are here, so get clicking

The advent of the e-book. It is indeed a new world for me, but an exciting one too. Cry of the Rocks is now also out as e-book: It is on all the e-book sites including Amazon’s Kindle store , Apple iStore, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store and others. Google eBooks keeps pace with the evolution of various e-reader and e-book apps allowing their eBooks to be readable on Droids, IPad, IPhones, and Sony Readers to name just a few devices. This means …

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Paperback, e-books and signed copies

Cry of the Rocks is available directly from book suppliers around the world including Amazon, Barnes& Noble and from . It is also available on all the e-book versions including Kindle, i-Pad, booknook etc. To get a personally signed copy fromt he author, go to or to    

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