Bio: After a teaching career, Ross Richdale now writes full time. He has completed nine contemporary and three science fiction novels, most of which are now on line as ebooks. He lives in the small university city of Palmerston North in the North Island of New Zealand and is married with three children. His wife, Kay, still carries the burden of teaching children at a local primary (elementary) school.
After his wife goes off to work every morning, Ross pounds away on iMac to form the characters and plots for his novels accompanied by his two cats.
When he is not writing, Ross enjoys drawing, wandering in the countryside and, in the summer, swimming in mountain streams or bounding through the rapids in a tire inner tube. Many of his novels reflect his interest in the rural lifestyle as well as the cross section of personalities encountered during his years as a teacher. Ordinary people rather than the super rich, the super powerful or violent, are the main characters in his novels. He is also interested in current events and uses international incidents as a backdrop for many of his novels.
Zuzana Milenkova, rescued from her fate as a sex slave of a rebel militia group in war-torn Bosnia, finds herself alone in a strange new country. There are many obstacles to overcome, a new language to learn, different customs, and a new career, but she also has to come to terms with the horror of the past before she can move on and create a new future.
Behind the Fire is an exciting romantic adventure set in the exotic outback of New South Wales, Australia. Teenagers Abbey and Cooper are in their final year at high school, both have problems they are trying to escape from, and run away together. Faced with bushfire, criminals on the run, and possible murder charges, will they even survive?
When a group of bees attack a group of students at a graduation party, every student is stung once in the neck--everyone but Madison Evans. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a strange world, but she still remembers her life on Earth. Her friends, who were also stung, have no memories of home. When she falls asleep, Madison awakens back on Earth with her friends who have no memory of being with her on this new world. Madison soon realizes that she has two versions of her friends, and that s... more info>>
Young Countess Anna Green is placed in an orphanage when her parents are killed. Is Anna's aristocratic background so hated by the Communists that it can never be forgotten? Will she ever return to her homeland to find her inheritance?
When Bree Ashworth goes to help teacher Jenny Dench in her classroom she is attacked by an intruder. The attacker escapes and Bree is taken to hospital.
At the hospital her husband Colin tells her he is leaving and moving to London with his mistress.
Bree has already booked to attend a conference in New Zealand during summer vacation. With double tickets bought and Colin gone, she invites Jenny to come with her.
In New Zealand the small commuter aeroplane they fly in crashes in thic... more info>>