Jim Reay Novels & Short Stories

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Sun, sand and short stories


Great Aussie loves – blue skies, turquoise sea, singing sands, space, freedom … as in the photo … and to relax in the shade with humorous short stories (1000 words or three pages to 2,500 words) about our lives and relationships. Read my published short stories.

Concert – Southern Cross Voices

Saturday 7 September, 2019. Join me at an afternoon of song with the Southern Cross Voices.     Logan West Community Centre, 4 Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest, Logan City.Dream a Little Dream(1)
The program is likely to include (not necessarily in this order):
Dream a Little Dream – Fabian Andre, Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn
The Water is Wide – Traditional Arr Adriano Secco
People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
I do like to be beside the Seaside – John A Glover-Kind
Into the West – Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
For the Beauty of the Earth – John Rutter
Interval with soloists
Lullabye (Goodnight my Angel) – Billy Joel Arr Kirby Shaw
Simple Gifts – Arr Stephen Leek
Keep your Lamps – Victor C Johnson
And in the Evening – Audrey Snyder
Pase el Agoa  (Cancionero de Palacio)
Rise Up in Festive Song – Pierre Clereau
Beatles in Review (Medley of 15 Classics) –  Ed Lojeski

Australian Writers

Find your favourite Australian Authors at the Marketplace. Even I am featured there.

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Brisbane vs Canberra eBook

thumbnail_PRIME MINISTER BY ACCIDENT_2D Front CoverMurder, dirt-digging, sex and bullies meet a fresh, new way to think about how to govern a country. The smart naivety of youth comes up against the manipulative wall of political power. ‘Prime Minister by Accident’ is now on eBook. Read more at

Australian Authors

P1000859_resizedLook!  Reveal the mystery! See beyond the known! Russell Perry’s Australian Authors Marketplace is the site we have been waiting to access. Find Australian Authors by name, by gender, by state or by genre. All the writers’ books and links are laid out for you.  Even I am listed. Click here.

It could change your thinking!

thumbnail_PRIME MINISTER BY ACCIDENT_3D Book CoverPrime Minister by Accident‘ is now available – a thought-provoking novel set in Brisbane and Canberra. At times humorous, at times poignant – a crime mystery where the worlds of politics and intrigue combine … a story of a young man’s journey to reform the political process, within the Australian Constitution. What we accept doesn’t have to be the way it can be!!

Prime Minister by Accident

Coming in June. Be swept along on a tide of intrigue as the two worlds of politics and crime collide in this innovative, thought-provoking novel. Prime Minister by Accident challenges the traditions of Australian politics and suggests a new way of thinking. Check it out at thumbnail_PRIME MINISTER BY ACCIDENT_2D Front Cover

Dedicated to reforming the political process on behalf of a disenchanted public, Justin Kipps is assisted by a wave of social media, an eclectic group of volunteers, wise sages, his own wit and his adept speaking skills. Can he beat the political bullies at their own game, gain respect and influence the national agenda?

Will corruption win out? Or can the impact of social media help Kipps lift politics into an audacious new order?

They are in the library!

The_Guanaco_Affair_3D_book_coverAll my novels are available in the Brisbane City Council libraries, the Queensland State Library and the National Library of Australia. Seek, click on your library choice and you shall find.

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Lost in the safety of books

Reading. Relaxing. Laugh. Thrill. Lose yourself in mysteries, adventure and history without the risk. Click here


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