Gayle Beveridge

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (12 of 15)
Location: Melbourne, Australia
In My Own Words:
Gayle writes twitter fiction, flash fiction, short stories & novels & is an accountant in Australia who loves dogs, sunsets & chocolate.

Writing short stories, twitter fiction and novels. Reading. Spending time with friends and family.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 150,242 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 15
Compass Points - Photography for Writers: Using ph&hellip by Simon Whaley
Simon Whaley offers good advice that is both clear and concise. The examples he uses to explain differences in aperture and shutter speed are simple and easily understood. His discussions regarding megapixels and the impact they have on photo quality in the context of magazine publication, were informative and useful. Simon outlines the opportunities photography provides for writers and there is much I would not have otherwise thought about. This is a short book that has much to say. I would recommend it to any writer.
The Leopard Tree by Tim Merriman
The Leopard Tree by Tim Merriman
The Leopard Tree is the story of three Kenyan orphans who embark on a quest to meet with the Secretary General of the United Nations in New York. Each has a burden to bear - one is HIV positive, another a blind amputee and the third a young girl rendered speechless by post traumatic stress. Their inspiration for the trip is that time worn story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The book was written to bring attention to the plight of African people suffering through poverty, ill health and war. There is no doubt that it succeeds in this mission. I do think the message would have been just as well received had it not been hammered home so frequently, particularly in the latter half of… Read more
Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne
Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne
The Gingerbread Man is a romantic thriller set around investigations of child abduction and murder. Detective Vince O'Malley is damaged by his inability to save two kidnapped children. Holly is damaged by the abduction of her own sister two decades before but with Vince's arrival in her small town she is faced to relive the past.

Vince O'Malley has taken off on his own accord after being forced to take leave and although this is a time worn theme, it worked well in the Gingerbread Man.

The child abuse was handled well by the author, factually and with tact.

The characters of Vince and Holly developed well throughout.

This would have been a five… Read more