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 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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