Peace And Quiet On The Mighty Murray.

Rambling On… 16th October 2020.


I’m sorry I didn’t get a newsletter to you last week. Time was limited since I was going to write it on the Wednesday night before my man and I left for our long weekend away and though I had every intention of getting one out to you all, we ran out of time.

There was so much for us to do to get ready for our time away as well as wrapping up work chores. I also needed to do a bit of food shopping for us as well as my son since I tend to buy and freeze in bulk. When I cook, I usually cook enough food for two nights so we can just reheat our dinner in the microwave on the second night without cooking again.

So, this meant I had to go to the store and buy smaller portions so we could take food with us and my son had his own to cook.

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It was around eleven when hubby and I went to bed after packing everything up, so we’d be ready to go early on Thursday morning. Neither of us had stopped all day Wednesday and when I remembered I hadn’t done the newsletter it was too late.
We had a great time relaxing on the Victorian side of the mighty Murray River in the Barmah National Park, bird watching, reading, talking, and even playing a game of scrabble or two. We even played cards one night but not for long.

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Unfortunately, we didn’t see any koalas, but we definitely heard them. Koalas look so cute, but they don’t sound cute and cuddly. They growl and sometimes I think they can sound like wild pigs.  There were two who were close to our camp but when hubby and I went to try and find them we couldn’t. They really camouflage well with their grey fur against the trunks of the river red gums.

Sound is also deceptive when it bounces off the water. For all we knew they could have been further away than we thought. I saw a wallaby on our last day away which was across the other side of the river and we spotted a mob of kangaroos bounding away from us as we were leaving the park.

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I got a phone call and an email from my daughter yesterday with the best news. No, we don’t know if she’s the winner of the apprentice of the year as yet. However, she has been asked by the marketing coordinator of her college if she’d be willing to do an interview on the radio.

She rang me in a panic to ask what I thought she should do.

Of course, I encouraged her to go ahead with the interview since it would be a great opportunity to get her name out and about because the company, she was working for went into liquidation and she’s now unemployed. You never know, she might end up getting a job. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

I’m so proud of her for finishing her apprenticeship a year early and being nominated for the award and now asked to do a radio interview. She’s going to do it but is as nervous as hell since she has anxiety and depression too.

Thankfully, she’ll have a script to look at before she’s recorded and can write her answers down in case she goes blank.

I’m so thrilled for her.

I hope you are all well.

Stay safe, happy, sane, and healthy.

Love Becca Van xxoo



What Have I Been Writing?


I’m writing Slick Rock book 30. Can you believe it? I can’t believe I’m working on the 30th book to this series but I’m having fun and I hope you all enjoy reading about my newest characters in my fictitious region in Colorado.

Trinity Marshall, Thorpe, Kayne, and Grady Farley are going to be in for a bit of a rough ride so let’s hope they can all work things out and get their happy ever after.

Becca Van - Beautifully Imperfect 4 - Shaky Ground - Cover


Beautifully Imperfect 4:

                   Shakey Ground

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo. 



Released September 16.


Slick Rock 29 - Bed of Roses (SR29) Cover




Slick Rock 29 :             

            Bed Of Roses


Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.







Released August 20.




Pack Law 11 - Hungry Wolves - by Becca Van - Book Cover

Pack Law 11:
                    Hungry Wolves

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date October 2

Beautifully Imperfect 5 - Loving Mercedes Cover

Beautifully Imperfect 5:
           Loving Mercedes

Available to Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date September 18

What Have I Been Reading?

Kris Michaels Gabriel (Guardian Defenders Book 1)

I’ve just started reading Kris Michael’s Gabriel (Guardian Defenders Book 1). So far so good. I’ve loved every book I’ve read from this author and know this book will be just as good as the other Guardian stories.

I’ve also re-read a few other books which I won’t mention today since I’ve probably already given them good reviews in previous newsletters.

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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