Jim Reay Novels & Short Stories

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Checks and balances

Searching for Siobhan ÔÇô Front CoverCivilised society survives by having accepted rules to protect the general population and the vulnerable – to balance freedoms and rights. It is necessary to have regular audits and monitoring to see that the systems are operating legally. ‘Searching for Siobhan’ explores such a scenario in 2009 Brisbane.


Democracy without the ‘gaming’!

thumbnail_PRIME MINISTER BY ACCIDENT_3D Book CoverBlind Freddy can see that Western democracies are slowly grinding to dysfunction. The system has been ‘gamed’ by powerful players.

Justin Kipps shows a different way to govern democratically, where the checks and balances actually work and the people are represented fairly and effectively.

Read ‘Prime Minister by Accident’ on eBook or hard copy! Multiple satisfied readers are looking forward with new eyes.

History and geography give the key!

The Run – Front CoverGet a new perspective. Travel with The Run in Europe and the Middle East.

The present is shaped by the complex pain of the past. It flags how the future could be … with a strategy that will work.

See the Mediterranean in a novel way!

Read Real Australia

The scents, sounds and beauty of the Australia are inspirational and precious – as are the stHotham 2014 062ories with their distinctive humour and down-to-earth honesty.


Read more at my website – published short stories, full-length novel mysteries with just a touch of crime and … non-fiction with the most avoided questions of our time. 033

Colours of Queensland

Colours of QueenslandBlue skies and a rainbow lorikeet amidst the grevillea blossoms – a normal Queensland winter’s day.

Settle down with a good book in the warmth. Listen to the bird song and get lost in an absorbing story. . Read chapters for FREE on the website! Available in eBook and hardcopy. All links are on the website or go to the library catalogues: Brisbane City Library, Queensland State Library, National Library of Australia.

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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

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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

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