Amanda Dick | @amandadickauthor

My daughter Georgia turned 17 today. Where those 17 years have gone is a total mystery to me! We celebrated with a lovely dinner at my folks and an ice cream cake I made myself (vanilla ice cream, rum-soaked raisins, ...
Spending the evening sharing memories and laughs ❀ To the best father-in-law ever - RIP Gus, we will miss you xxxx
So long Whangamata! Thanks for an awesome 5 days - see you again soon! #happy70thbirthdaydad πŸŽ‚ #beachlife 🌊 #fathersday πŸ’– #cafelife β˜• #familytime πŸ‘ͺ #authorsofinstagram πŸ“š
Spring has sprung at @Colensocafe in Whenuakite 🌷🌸🌹🌼🌻 We've been coming here for 10 years. Great food, awesome little gift shop and beautiful gardens ❀ #coromandel #newzealand #cafelife #authorsofinstagram
Great. Power cut. Thanks, weather. Mixing it up with candles and Christmas decorations cos that's how we roll πŸ˜‰ #powercut #authorsofinstagram #minimumwattage #stormy
First time I've worn these boots all year. Almost spring, time to get the florals out... #boots #winter #almostspring #bootlove #authorsofinstagram
Happy one year publiversary to my 5th book baby! On sale for 99c/99p on Amazon for a couple of days only, to celebrate β€πŸ“šπŸŽ‰ #sale #99c #99p #amazon #kindlesale #kindle #ebook #contemporaryromance #setinnewzealand #newzealandauthor #authorsofinstagram
Making my fave dessert from childhood for the family tonight. Brings back memories ❀ #pineapplewhip #authorsofinstagram #desserts
Can't decide what to read... current paperback (that I'm three quarters of the way through) or the 94 new books still waiting on my #kindle... #temptation #authorsofinstagram #amreading #sundayafternoon
Farewell Tango ❀ I promise never to listen to U2 without thinking of how much you hated their music, or use the vacuum without remembering that if you were within earshot you'd make a beeline for the door. We'll miss ...
I put a photo of Georgia in her ball dress in a frame today. When I opened the frame to replace the photo already in there, I found this photo tucked in behind it 😚 #kids #thosewerethedays #yesteryear #authorsofinstagram
LπŸ‘€K! The paperback proof of the new cover of The Trouble with Paper Planes arrived today - LOVE it! πŸ˜€β€πŸ‘πŸ“š http://amzn.to/2uAFSrq
My stunning daughter, all glammed up for the school ball last night. So proud of her and her friends - what a fantastic bunch of young humans we have grown ❀❀❀ #schoolball #authorsofinstagram #proudmama
The girls are seconded away in The Dressing Room, getting ready for the ball. Miss Maddie is not allowed in. She's not given up hope yet though... #missmaddie #authorsofinstagram #schoolball #preparations #andsoitbegins
Spent a couple of hours getting the photo-ready background sorted for Georgia's school ball tomorrow night ☺ Pulled out our old (plain) curtains, ironed and hung them in the living room. Hung fairy lights, made and hung bunting and silver ...
Wish I was doing this today! Alas... #dayjob #wouldratherbereading #authorsofinstagram
Working along the coast today. This is Hicks Bay, on State Highway 35 not far from Te Araroa. My Great Great Grandfather set up the school here way back when. Such a pretty part of the country ❀ #authorsofinstagram #sh35 ...
The paperback arrived today - on release day! Great timing πŸ˜€ 2 books, 732 pages and the first of my 6 books where I've designed the cover myself. Couldn't be happier ❀ #releaseday #publicationday #newrelease #duet
This time last year, we all came together to celebrate Nanna's 90th birthday. Today we arrived home from a few days away to find that the rose my workmates gave me after Nanna's passing has bloomed. With the rest of ...
Great write-up of some of Rotorua's luminaries in the Pig & Whistle pub. Fascinating reading over lunch with the fam :) #jeanbatten #rotorua #pigandwhistle #newzealand #authorsofinstagram
Breakfast in bed with presents - absolute best way to start your #birthdayπŸ‘#authorsofinstagram #happybirthdaytome
For a brief moment tonight, the horizon was on fire. #sunset #whaleisland #authorsofinstagram #newzealand #opotiki #waiotahebeach
Finally - The Absolution Duet is available for pre-order via #amazon! I've bundled up Absolution and Sliding Down the Sky for your reading pleasure :) Rather proud of this cover too - I designed it myself. πŸ“šπŸ“–#newskills #firsttimeforeverything #authorsofinstagram #newrelease
It's cold here. Maddie's not worried though - she's wrangled her fave blankie off Dad. #missmaddie #dogsofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #chillynight
Working on a Saturday isn't so bad. #nofilter #authorsofinstagram #outandabout
Gorgeous winter afternoon, perfect for a 4km walk along the #dunestrail 🌞 #opotiki #newzealand #authorsofinstagram #wintersun
#hardys #shiraz and the #allblacks - winning combo. #nzlvbil #rugby #gameday🏈 πŸ·πŸ‘
A beautiful day for a 6km walk along the #dunestrail with my first born. Can you see White Island in the distance? #newzealandsonlymarinevolcano #opotiki #bayofplenty #authorsofinstagram

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