Sunday, July 12, 2020



Another fabulous Five Star Review of my novel "Dangerous Devotion" by "Dom G"! ....."The book is a good read with a lot of plot twists that keep to the end. You can tell the author's familiarity with the different places and the knowledge of them. This kept me engaged straight to the end and is definitely worthy to be made into a short film. Although I thought there would be more sad endings for the different characters, this is truly a happy ending type of novel. I'd recommend this especially for those living in The Bahamas."

I am so grateful to the lovely readers who take the time to leave their comments on Amazon about my books!

"Dangerous Devotion" is set in The Bahamas (Nassau and Long Island) and Scotland, with scenes in Fort Lauderdale, New York, London and Devon.

Read a few pages of "Dangerous Devotion" in the book's Amazon "Look Inside" HERE  

Thursday, June 11, 2020


It's interesting that, out of all of my books, "Sunbeams from the Heart - A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories" is my best seller - the large print paperback edition, and mostly in the U.K., although it's available worldwide!

PERFECT FOR YOUR SUMMER READING! “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories”. Available as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print).

Here are a couple of 5-star reviews of "Sunbeams from the Heart":-

“A delightful collection of romantic stories, ideal for holiday reading or any time you want your heart warmed.” – Mrs H E McLoughlin, Amazon Customer.

"What charming stories I enjoyed them all....away from war politics bad television, just lovely stories, they calmed my mind and lifted my soul." - Amazon Customer 

And from the description on Amazon:-

A BEAUTIFUL KEEPSAKE! Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances - and the unexpected!
HEART-WARMING STORIES that propel you on a journey through Scotland, England, The Bahamas and rural America.
“HUGELY POPULAR...Charming and surprising”: The Lady magazine, London, England, wrote about one of these short stories, first published in “The Lady” and now appearing in “Sunbeams from the Heart”.


Friday, June 5, 2020


This is a really interesting interview by Exmouth Air Radio Presenter Howard James with Sidmouth, Devon, Award-winning author Jane Corry! (I was also interviewed by Howard on Exmouth Air Radio May 10th). Jane is a tremendously successful author, having sold a million copies of her books worldwide!


The interview starts at about 12.20 on the audio time line.

Sunday, May 31, 2020


J F Kennedy Drive, New Providence, May 30, 2020

I ventured out Friday for the first time in ten weeks, except for walking for exercise in our immediate neighbourhood (could only do this Mondays to Fridays during curfews, as we have been completely locked down at weekends). Erskine has been our shopper and I have been the one who stayed at home.

He took me to look for a large umbrella in the pharmacy, to help protect me from the increasing heat of the sun when we go walking. As it happens, starting Tuesday, we'll be allowed to go further afield to walk, so we'll be able go to a shady area. The umbrella wasn't much use anyway!

It was as if I had been in a coma for a while and coming out of it, everything seemed to have changed! People in masks lining up outside food stores, anxious eyes everywhere. Yet, in the pharmacy one employee stocking a cooler wasn't wearing a mask. I felt uneasy and asked "shouldn't you be wearing a mask?" She didn't answer, but after a while reappeared with a mask hanging from one ear!

Then I followed Erskine into the food store, somewhat tenuously. It wasn't a pleasant experience, as I had to spend most of my time dodging people in the aisles, who didn't seem to care if they bumped into me!

I was actually glad to get home again!

Please note: Ending soon! - Special .99 cents price each for my latest release DEADLY DECEIT IN PARADISE (Book Two in my Buchanan Mystery Romance Series) and DANGEROUS DEVOTION (Book One in the Buchanan Mystery Romance Series)! Both books are also available in paperback.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020


I was excited and most honoured to be invited on ExmouthAiR Radio, Devon, England, by U.K. Radio Presenter Howard James.

CLICK HERE for my live radio interview with Howard James on ExmouthAiR Radio Sunday, May 10th, 2020! For my interview start listening at 1:15:50.

You can also listen to the interview on my YouTube channel HERE 

ExmouthAiR Radio is "an award-winning local radio station" in Devon, England (106.4FM). All of their shows "are produced by local presenters offering an exclusively local radio service that promotes local events and life in Exmouth and the surrounding areas."

Howard tells me that the area covered by ExmouthAiR Radio is "a greater part of East Devon plus the Exe Estuary town (Teignmouth/Dawlish areas). Also down to Newton Abbott and Torbay....also Exeter/Topsham." - including of course, Exmouth.

Howard James started his radio career as a volunteer at Hospital Radio in Exeter and then moved on to BBC Radio Devon in Exeter and Plymouth, presenting programmes at either end of the day over a period of around twenty years. He also worked in commercial radio at Orchard FM in Taunton (along with popular U.K. television host Jeremy Kyle) and Lantern FM in Bideford.

The programme Howard James presents every Sunday morning (10 a.m. until 12 noon U.K. time), features local guests "chatting about local things both serious and not so serious plus a sprinkling of music, features and hopefully some cheery banter." He invited me on his live show because of my connection to East Devon. He had read one of my British press releases and wanted to interview me about my published books.

I discovered from chatting to Howard prior to my radio interview that he used to walk from the BBC Radio Devon studio in Exeter down St. David's Hill to buy snacks from St. David's General Stores. My husband Erskine owned and operated St. David's General Stores at one time!

Sunday, May 10, 2020


Well, I've done it! Had a live radio interview early this morning by Exmouth Air Radio Presenter Howard James. My first one ever! Had to get up at 5.15 a.m. for 6.20 a.m. start (Bahamas time) and I'm not normally an early riser!

The interview lasted about 40 minutes and from Tuesday will run 24/7 for two weeks on Exmouth Air Radio's website. The segment will be downloadable from Tuesday, so I'll post the link when it's available. Howard had contacted me about my books after reading one of my Devon press releases.

Friday, May 8, 2020


In a May 1945 letter written to his brother in Australia by my father William ("Bill") Johanson, who was in the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War (Sergeant Instrument Repairer on planes, stationed in the U.K.), he said: "I didn't do much celebrating on VE Day. I was at a training camp for a Central Trade Test Board on that day, although naturally it was cancelled until the next day. I passed the Board and am now Group I, which means quarter of a sterling extra per day. I passed through London to and from where I had the Board and everyone was celebrating in a big way with flags flying everywhere, and huge crowds all over the place, but of course they deserved a celebration!"

I have the original of this letter - what a treasure!