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...

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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 www.Kalahari.com , or by directly ordering from the author. See Contact details.   …

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Movie option on Cry of the Rocks

International Movie option on Cry of the Rocks   Click on the headline to see more. http://sbpra.com/successstories/2012/11/author-news-emslie-ayer-ingram-and-steiner/  

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How to get the background for your book

Working in PR or communication? Dreaming of writing That Book one day?  Learn more about how Pixie Emslie was inspired to write her thriller, Cry of the Rocks, in this article published in Communication World, the official magazine of IABC (International Association of Business Comunicators). Click on the headline to read more.  

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The Idler’s column, Mercury

Monday 1 October The Idler,  Mercury Mining   aggro THERE’S   lots of aggro at the platinum mine, all kinds of people stirring it up. All   kinds of hidden agendas. Some horrific violence. Lots of boozing; quite a bit of   sex. Plenty of disturbing underground action. This   flies from the keyboard of my old newspaper colleague Pixie Emslie (Pixie   Malherbe in the days I knew her). No,   Pixie isn’t writing for one of our more august financial papers about the   Marikana hassles …

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Sample Chapter

Cry of the Rocks has been displayed on book fairs around the world, including Beijing and is creating interest in many markets. With the platinum mines in south Africa also the focus of the world’s news as the miners strike for higher wages, this story is one not to be missed. For a tantalising glimpse of the real thing you can read the first chapters here on line. Click on the link and enjoy. You will definitely need to buy …

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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 www.Kalahari.com . 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 www.wikivillage.com/PixieEmslie or to http://wikivillage.co.za/hedgehog-books-south-africa    

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Getting started is one thing, getting published is something else

It has been such a warm experience, having one’s novel finally coming to life, and appearing in real life, with a great cover design, and all the official things like ISBN number etc. So many people have already asked me how long it took, and now what? Are you writing a second one? To answer the first question, Cry of the Rocks has been a long time in gestation. The idea came to me years ago when I was going …

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Cry of the Rocks

Cry of the Rocks

What Caused the Mine Collapse? What kind of bravery is needed to enter the bowels of the earth, and to do so again day after day, when life could be snuffed out in a moment? Cry of the Rocks is a thriller about the world of deep rock mining. The mystique of mining has always fascinated people, and mining is also big business, which can attract dangerous players. The book’s issues and dangers take readers into the depths of a …

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