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(We live approximately 25 km north of Melbourne and 10 km from

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 Wendy Laing
MA, BA. Dip T.

Author 
(& part time piano player/composer!)


           An Australian writer, part-time housewife with a Teaching Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (majors Professional Writing, Communications) and a Master Of Arts (project/thesis) titled: 'Severance Packages: A crime / paranormal novel and Exegesis focussing on the Electronic and Digital publication of Creative Writing'.
 
Wendy's a 'Jill of all trades' as she has been a teacher, curriculum consultant a travel consultant/manager, ground staff at Melbourne International airport for Flying Tiger airline, and Cathay Pacific Airways (airport & city ticket office), and a hobby was a professional dog trainer. Upon retirement from Cathay, she went back to University obtaining her under grad BA and and post grad Masters degrees. She has recently revived her piano skills and has composed two pieces, utilizing her writing skills with Lyrics. Check out her Aussie Anthem  further down the page!
 
Wendy lives with hubby, Dave and their four-pawed family, Kynda, a loveable labradoodle and much loved ugly duckling in a retirement estate at Roxburgh Park, Victoria, Australia.


     
 
 

Wendy's Books:

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 Children's Books

Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost  (E-book,  Audio book & Paperback)

Sir Henry, the Knight in Space (E-book & Audio book)

 

Poetry Books

Under the Coolabah Tree (E-book )

Mind's Eye (E-book )

 

Adult Mystery books

Flowers from the Grave (E-book & Audio book & Paperback)

Cock of the Walk (E-book, Audio book & Paperback)

Mirror, Mirror… (co-authored as Dalziel Laing -E-book & Paperback)

Severance Packages ( E-book, Audio book & Paperback)

Haunted Heart (Finished, and at the publisher - So watch this space!)




 


Wendy's Music:


You can listen / print & enjoy her music further down the page

please note the music is copyright 2013


 

 
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Aussie Anthem - (Pianoforte)






Donor Dance (Orchestration) - 

Composed to celebrate my successful kidney donation to
my husband, Dave in 2011!
this piece is being used by the Royal Melbourne Hospital's
Kidney Education program!









I Belong! (Orchestration) 

This is my latest piece, reflecting how I feel about returning to my homeland,
Australia - /where I belong!







  CAPTAIN ANGUS, THE LIGHTHOUSE GHOST

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By Wendy Laing
(MID-GRADE READER - PARANORMAL)

 A fun kids ghost adventure, based on the Cape Otway Lighthouse station

 

'Captain Angus, the Lighthouse Ghost' is about two children holidaying at the Cape Otway Lighthouse Station, Victoria Australia - they meet the ghost of an old Scottish Sea Captain, and that's when the fun begins.

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'UNDER THE COOLABAH TREE'

(second edition) 10 new poems added!

Australian bush poetry.

Sometimes rowdy & always full of Australian humour.

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'FLOWERS FROM THE GRAVE'

    

The first in the exciting mystery paranormal series featuring Inspector Jane Doe, head of the Melbourne Special Homicide Squad.

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'SIR HENRY, THE KNIGHT IN SPACE'

ISBN 0-9580814-1-7


 

 The ghost of Sir Henry de Bohun from the 14th century is accidentally beamed up into a spaceship in 3000AD- that's when the fun begins.

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'MIND'S EYE'


 

 An imagery of remembered scenes from Wendy's life.

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   'COCK OF THE WALK'

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This audio book CD set is an intriguing mystery is set in Wendy's home town of Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, amongst the surrounding vineyards of the Sunbury Wine region featuring Detective Inspector Andy McNab.

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'MIRROR, MIRROR...'

by Dalziel Laing

(co-authored with Di Dalziel) under the penname Dalziel Laing.

It's an exciting murder mystery/thriller, set in Melbourne, Australia. Two parallel tales, one spanning 100 years, the other one week, finally merge as Detective Inspector Georgina Borg desperately tries to catch a serial killer.

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Vale: Di Dalziel

04-04-1949 22-04-2003

Tragically, my co-writer for this book, Di Dalziel did not see its publication. She died suddenly at her property, whilst walking around the paddocks on a beautiful autumn day.

One of her favourite pastimes was to visit me each Friday. We would spend the afternoon watching and analysing videos, whilst eating a pull-apart loaf amply topped with different dips! This was a tradition started in University days, when we analysed films in Film studies for professional writing.

The last series we watched was Di's declared favourite show, as it was romantic, funny, and included time travel. The plot of the English television series, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, like this book, Mirror, Mirror …contained parallel tales that merge at the end of the plot. The title of this show is apt for her epitaph, both as a dear and loyal friend and co-author: Goodnight Sweetheart.

Wendy Laing

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'SEVERANCE PACKAGES'

Featuring the irrepressible Inspector Jane Doe. The book was part of Wendy's Master's degree project. This the second of the Inspector Jane Doe series. Another  paranormal mystery with chopped up bodies found at a winery & the local tip in Sunbury, Wendy's home town!

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'HAUNTED HEART'

The next of this exciting Inspector Jane Doe series is now on the 'writing board!' Check out the cover, done by Wendy below! (click for a larger image!)

Inspector Jane Doe is thrust into one of the most puzzling cases of her career. Oliver confides to Jane, information about a small girl who is a new patient. The girl has ghostly dreams of violence and murder. Is this girl's life at threat? Or is there an undiscovered murder of the donor of her new heart? Jane finds the "Haunted Heart" giving her horrifying clues!

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