Guest post: Jenny Schwartz

I’d like to give a warm welcome to fellow Australian author, Jenny Schwartz. Jenny and I manage to meet up regularly to eat good food, drink good coffee, and I think last time we shared a plate of tiny donuts with a bowl of warm chocolate to dip them into while we watched a pod of dolphins swim across Fremantle harbour. One needs to treasure lunch companions like that :).

G’day from Australia

When Michelle invited me to guest post here at Magical Musings I said “thank you very much” – or maybe I just ate some more cake to celebrate, really I can’t remember. It was a great lunch. Anyways, she reminded me I said thank you, and then I asked, “What should I post about?”

“How about Australian settings?” Michelle suggested.

I leapt on that idea because I love writing about Australia. I set most of my stories here. Australia seems to me a distant cousin of Texas. We’re both vast, rugged individualists with attitude. Don’t mess with Australia! We have dropbears 😉

And then I realised that I didn’t actually want to write about Australia. I wanted to show you pictures that shared the theme of what I think makes my country amazing. We’re about freedom. Be who you want to be. Love, laugh, get angry and get over it. We’re passionate about being true to ourselves.

So in the hopes of luring you south to Australia, here we go!

aus1 aus2 aus3

And for those who can’t immediately board a plane to Australia, why not visit a while by picking up my latest book, Hero Duty?

HeroDutyAbout Hero Duty:

She can buy anything she wants, except the courage to stand up to her family. That’s where he comes in.

Jessica Trove is a billionaire Cinderella, bullied by her family, and terrified of the responsibilities crashing down on her shoulders. She knows what she needs to do – she just needs to find the courage to do it.

That’s where Brodie Carlton comes in. Jessica is used to buying anything she wants, and what she wants right now is a hero. She’s going to make Brodie Carlton an offer he can’t refuse: be her emotional bodyguard, and she’ll make him rich. The only question is who will guard their hearts?

JSchwartzJenny Schwartz is a West Australian author who dreams of living by the sea. Sitting on the front veranda with her morning cuppa and watching whales swim past sounds like the perfect life. Her website is

PS For anyone curious about the images I used, I sourced them from which is a fabulous free graphics software site.

About Michelle Diener

Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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12 Responses to Guest post: Jenny Schwartz

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Jenny, welcome to MM! I’d love to visit Australia. A mutual friend of mine and Michelle’s is planning on going some day, and she wants to visit Perth, too. She can watch dolphins with Michelle! That sounds so lovely. Maybe one day…

    In the meantime, I’m going to check out your books. They sound like the kind I like to read. 🙂

  2. Amy Remus says:

    Hi Jenny! One place I would love to visit is Australia. I have never made it outside the US, but some day, I hope to travel to Australia! Hero Duty sounds like a good read, too. I’ll have to check that one out. 🙂

  3. Michelle, thank you for the chance to post and chat at MM and for the lovely intro. Although this early in the morning, the maths puzzles have me quaking – what if I get them wrong? 🙂
    Jenny Schwartz`s last blog was …Current Projects

  4. Hi Jenny! Thanks so much for being here today. And congrats on Hero Duty – it sounds terrific! I was to Australia as a teenager and have been dying to go back ever since! One of my best friends lives in Brisbane and I’ve got writer friends there now, too, so one day I’m gonna show up there!
    Robin Bielman`s last blog was …Whatcha Reading?

  5. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi Jenny,

    I’ve always wanted to visit Australia, and the pics and your descriptions make me want to visit more. Congrats on Hero Duty! I love that Jessica, the heroine, is the billionaire :

    • Mary, I hope you get to Australia — I think everyone should visit — but then, I’m hugely biased, plus I’m not a great traveller, so you have to come visit ME! 🙂

      I’m glad you like the twist that this time it’s the heroine who is wealthy. That appealed to me, and the challenge of how a very male Aussie bloke would handle it. Brodie does it with style — although there are a few hiccups!
      Jenny Schwartz`s last blog was …Current Projects

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