Mavis worked as a Teacher in Victorian
Secondary Schools during the 1980's and
Through reading Programs she promoted a love
of books and reading to her students.
Family has always been her first priority
followed by her Career in Teaching and her
passion for writing.
Mavis is based on the Mornington Peninsula,
Victoria and is a member of Writers Victoria
and Frankston Writers Block.
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Spending their summer holidays at a caravan park on the coast, Luke and Jason find a heavily concealed and locked door. In their quest to discover what secrets may be hidden, they stumble upon others who also have an interest in the door and may be using it. Is the park owner also involved? Why is the door so well concealed? What lies beyond? Where does it lead? Their detective work leads them to some surprising discoveries and near disaster for Luke. The setting is a coastal caravan park in Victoria, Australia.The year is 1990 in a time where the internet and social media was not available to teenagers to communicate and plan their adventures.
26 January 2018
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I read this book because it involved local, familiar parts of Australia. Part way in I thought "yeah ok, teenagers book" (It is an excellent teenagers story.) The further I read the more I was drawn into the story. What a wonderful imagination the author has. Most enjoyable.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a perfect read for a lazy Sunday afternoon
11 March 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a perfect read for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Mavis sets the scene of a holiday park during the school holidays (in a time before kids used screens to entertain themselves) and two teenage boys who are determined to solve the mystery of the hidden door - what lies within?
It's a great idea for a story and kept me guessing until the answers were revealed.
This book contains a selection of short stories and poetry written over almost 40 years.
Snippets of life that lend themselves to being absorbed over a morning coffee or afternoon tea.
This is for those times when you may not want to delve into a larger volume, but rather read a complete piece, in the small amount of time that you have to spare.
In this collection you will find true stories and poetry, in which some names may have been changed, as well as fictional.
Any resemblance to any person living or dead, in the fictional stories and poems is purely coincidental.
It is my hope that there is something in here for everyone and that the reader will take something positive from this collection, that will remain with them long after they have read these Snippets of Life.
The Doe Family History takes us on a journey exploring the family and working life of our ancestors, stepping back in time from the 1950's to the early 1800's. A personal reflection reveals to us the family life of a child growing up in London's East End following World War One. We share one man's experience of living and working in London during the Blitz of World War Two, through letters written to his wife. We follow bravery through two World Wars and emigration from England to start a new life in Australia. A story of resilience experienced during difficult times. These people make up the foundations of our family and to a certain extent the people we have become, as values and ideals have been passed down through the generations.
5 out of 5 starsInspiration
July 9, 2016
Mavis Parson is an inspiration to family historians. She has put together a wealth of information about her family background in a way that is historically rigorous yet interesting to read. A great model for others writing their family history and a 'must read' for anyone named Doe!
5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome
2 December 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Great book very informative as I am related to the Doe Family as well. Would recommend to any one doing family research.
More Snippets of Life follows on from the previously published Snippets of Life with thought provoking, sardonic, and at times poignant pieces covering a gamut of human experience. Life, death, love,depression, the wonders of nature, injustice, technology and more are explored in this collection of accessible poetry and short stories. Ideal to dip into over your favourite beverage.
Cassie feels that her marriage to Jack has become a bit of a roller coaster ride rather than smooth sailing through the tunnel of love.
As the most popular boy in school and the Captain of the football team, Jack could have have any girl he wanted, but he chose Cassie. With all of their friends having children she is keen to start a family, but does she sense some reluctance on his part?
Although uneasy about his need to work much more overtime, followed by overnight stays at the company apartment in the city, she cast her doubts aside in her determination to make her marriage work. Then out of the blue a text message and a chance
encounter with a stranger changes everything.