Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy #New #Year


I just wanted to take the time in wishing all of you a happy new year and hope 2014 brings you joy and happiness.

We all have aspirations and wishes for the new year and hope all come true.

How about you tell me yours ….

Mine is to continue with my writing, continue with my Creative Writing Workshops and most importantly take my daughter to Cape Town, South Africa to see where I come from and meet my family.


Press Release to Announce the Release of a New Book



New Book by Amanda Cozyn Buried Secrets

Summary / Description: The story explores the fact that Shafik died and there is a treasure left and it’s up to Sergeant VanBeeck and Jesse (Shafik’s wife) to find the clues.  The story finds us at the kidnapping of Hanna, tied up and beaten in a tin shack. Will she get out in one piece to tell the tale?  Hanna and her two best friends have to find a yellow envelope.  

Melbourne, Australia – 24th May 2013 – I’m Amanda Cozyn, born in Cape Town, South Africa.  I migrated to Melbourne Australia in 1984 with my parents.  I have always been creative and wanted to be a fashion designer.  Four years ago I decided to give writing a go and published my first book, Wishes Do Come True.  My current book Buried Secrets are targeting parents and mature teens.  The book was released by Xlibris Publishing and is available through www.

I started writing as a fun way to relax and loose myself in writing.  I feel this book would be great and as I wrote it I found myself giggling a few times thinking “WOW I do have a fun side.”  This book is appealing and fun. This book is interesting and I think anyone who reads this will come away happy and little sad ….. Maybe J

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale ~

About Author

Amanda Cozyn is a freelance writer who enjoys the challenges of creativity.  She is the author of Wishes Do Come True,  (Trafford Publishing, 2006). This book was inspired by her daughter, Alexia.  She has also contributed to short story writing for different competitions and also writing websites.   All her writing is fiction and pursing the non-fiction side of writing. With writing strictly in the non-fiction arena, she has begun her first mystery novel set in and around Cape Town and Cairo, Egypt.  

The first, Buried Secrets, is complete and has been submitted for publishing. Her professional career covers 25-plus years in the public and private sectors, having a different mindset of creativity.  Amanda Cozyn is a passionate writer and is a reader of crime and mystery novels. 

A lover of writing, movies and reading, she maintains a Facebook page to network with her friends, family and readers as Cozy’s Writing Corner and blogs about the profession of writing at< /em>

Contact Information:


1663 Liberty Drive

Bloomington, IN 47403

1-888-795-4274 ext. 7612

R.I.P Nelson Mandela


I have not been in South Africa during the time Mandela was president. I didn’t know his life and how he got to be in prison for so many years.

I decided to read his book “long walk to freedom” … I found a story of an amazing man and I know there are some people in South Africa or all around the world that will not agree due to there own opinions.

In this book I could feel his belief reaching out and doing the right thing.

R.I.P Nelson Mandela

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