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I started this blog at the beginning of the 2019 New Zealand COVID pandemic lockdown because I wished I had recorded what life was like through the civil emergency of the Canterbury earthquakes. When I started I had no idea how long the pandemic might last, or how long I might keep writing. In 2022, the pandemic is loosening its hold on the world but there are so many other pressing issues on the horizon and interesting aspects of life to ponder that I am not stopping yet…

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Thanks for following me on WordPress

Hi WordPress Followers. The post that just came through will be my last on WordPress. If you would like to continue to receive my blog posts please sign up at: https://www.janeshearer.com/blog I hope to see you at my new site but, if you have read enough of my blogs, thanks for taking the time.

AI with Purpose

This week I had to come up with a publishing imprint; I invented the name and AI helped me with the logo. My novel, Broken is Beautiful, will be launched on 18 March. As for any indie (independent) author, I am on a steep learning curve about all the things that need to be done…

Mirages & politicians

The news of the week in New Zealand has to be Jacinda Ardern’s resignation. The above photo is as close as we have come to our, shortly to be ex-, Prime Minister. She had morning tea with a friend near us at Provisions Cafe in Arrowtown last May. New Zealand was shocked by Jacinda’s resignation,…

Time for change

All good things must change, or they stop being good. To coincide with the lead-in to the release of my novel ‘Broken is Beautiful’ in March 2023, I have created a new web platform janeshearer.com and this blog will now be hosted from janeshearer.com, rather than WordPress. I will post my next two blogs on…

Solar Powered – Next Level

I previously wrote about why we installed extra solar power on our house, beefing up our panels to a total of nearly 13Kwh maximum production (noting you never get as much power as the stated production potential). At New Year, I was discussing solar power with some visitors from the USA in the holidays. The…

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