New Zealand Author Offers Intimate Portrait of Her Country in New Short Story Collection

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B. F. Medlin announces release of her debut, ‘The Blossom Tree.’

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The Blossom Tree” (published by Balboa Press AU) is a collection of beautifully crafted short stories, many drawn from real people, including the author, and based on true events. B. F. Medlin’s face-paced short, short stories are topical and moving, often challenging the reader to stop, be still and know they are not alone.

Written by a New Zealander about New Zealanders, Medlin offers readers an intimate portrait of her country and the human condition.

An excerpt of “The Praying Mantis” from “The Blossom Tree”:
She looked again on the mantis. For the first time she became aware of a stillness to its presence; an almost holy, sacred stillness. What was this? After a while she asked, “What will I find there?”

“The Blossom Tree”
By B. F. Medlin
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 76 pages | ISBN 9781504301671
E-Book | 76 pages | ISBN 9781504301688
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
B.F. Medlin lives with her partner and teenage daughter in the East Otago township of Waikouaiti. The person she credits most for transforming her life and influencing her writing is Spiritual Guru and bestselling author Eckhart Tolle. "The Blossom Tree" is her first book.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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