Author Archives: Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.

Surprised I’m off: Lens Artist Challenge 103

Surprised I’m off Far enough removed I’ll reassess To disappear or not. Thank you Leya for this weeks Lens Artist Challenge.

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Painted Things in Akaroa: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Akaroa is a quaint town in the Banks Peninsula on the South Island of New Zealand. It was the first French settlement, 1840, in New Zealand and retains a French flare with all the streets having their original French names. … Continue reading

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Stinks can be beautiful: Wordless Wednesday

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I got life: 99 Word flash Fiction

At sixty the doctor said, “Prepare to die.” Not ready for death she followed orders special diet, multiple pills ingested. At seventy the doctor said, ” Carry on. Increase these pills breathlessness will be gone.” All good, she thought I … Continue reading

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Surprising Beijing: China: Travel thoughts 1

China was not a place on my bucket list. I have been to numerous countries in Asia and with the exception of Singapore, I have found them busy, dirty, a little frightening on the roads and not places that I … Continue reading

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Agatha: A Book Review

Some novellas leave you wanting whilst others such as the Guest Cat and Agatha are powerful works that impact on your soul. Agatha by Anne Cathrine Bomann loses nothing in the translation. Written in the first person it tells the … Continue reading

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I’d prefer to be cold!: Silent Sunday

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A Quiet Moment on the River: Lens Artists Challenge 102

What better way to have some quiet time than a solar powered canoe trip up the Maroochy River. Not even the sound of an oar dipping into the water. Leaving from Bli Bli we headed upstream towards Mount Coolum. Mount … Continue reading

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The Godmother: A Book Review

The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre is translated from the French winner of the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Literature Policiere and about to become a film – La Daronne. Grand credentials and already on my bookshelf … Continue reading

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A Rare Sighting: Silent Sunday

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