About Toni Pike


Toni Pike is a multi-genre author who enjoys writing page-turning fiction for adults, hilarious books for children, and non-fiction. She also loves travelling and being with family and friends. She lives in Australia and firmly believes that coffee and long walks are an essential part of any day.

Do you like books that you can’t stop reading? Pike is the author of Linda’s Midlife Crisis, Desolation Bluff, Dead Dry Heart and The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: The Magus Covenant, The Rock of Magus, The Magus Epiphany and Holy Spear of Magus.

The Brody Cody Series is for children aged 6-9: Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space and Brody Cody and the Haunted Vacation House.

She’s also the author of two non-fiction books. The One Way Diet is a no-nonsense guide to losing weight. Happy Travels 101 is a short book of travel tips with advice for anyone who wants to travel overseas.

She has an Instagram page called  @authorlovestravel   where she shares travel photos.

She’d be delighted to hear from you. Her Email is: authortoni.pike@gmail.com

Books by Toni Pike

All Toni Pike’s books are now exclusive to Amazon and are available in Paperback and Kindle formats, including Kindle Unlimited. Her latest release is Linda’s Midlife Crisis.

Linda’s Midlife Crisis –

feel-good women’s fiction

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How does a fifty-year-old woman start a new life?

Meet Linda Lockwood: fifty, fat, frumpy and bullied by her horrible husband Ron and the vile students and principal at the school where she teaches English. But her life is about to undergo a total transformation.

Linda suffers a breakdown after a traumatic classroom incident, and that brings out the worst in Ron and devious principal, Wayne Forsythe. Then she is rocked to discover her husband has a shocking secret.

With her own determination and the help of friends and family, she starts to turn her life around. She begins to succeed, but there are still some more surprises in store Linda.

A feel-good and inspirational romance for older women who love second chances and chick lit.

Linda’s Midlife Crisis is now available on Amazon:  USA   –  UK  –  Australia  –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  – Italy – Netherlands  –  Spain  –  India  –  Japan

Desolation Bluff

– A thriller

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Set in one house, an exciting domestic suspense thriller about an author.

Blind romance author Oliver Cameron is a wealthy man who uses the pen name of Fidel Amore and thinks he has the perfect life at his country estate near Desolation Bluff. After a honeymoon in Paris, his wife Vanessa continues her work as his assistant. His friend Ray is the business manager who lives in the gatehouse and also acts as the public face of Fidel Amore, doing all those book-signing trips that Oliver never wanted to attend. Helen Dunkley is the housekeeper devoted to him since childhood – but she detests the two newcomers.

Complications set in when Ray, working on his old car, accidentally backs into Oliver. His injuries appear minor but the next day he suddenly regains his sight. Oliver wants Ray and Rachel to be the first to hear his good news, but instead he uncovers a shocking betrayal.

A game of cat and mouse begins – and with the arrival of a mysterious woman, it turns deadly.

Perfect for readers of psychological, noir and suspense thrillers.

Desolation Bluff is now available on Amazon: USA  –  UK  –  Australia  –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  –  Italy   –  Netherlands   –  Spain  –  India  –  Japan

Dead Dry Heart

– A psychological thriller

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Tyler Thompson is Australia’s young, brilliant and charismatic Prime Minister, riding high on a wave of popularity. But the past has come back to haunt him and there is a shocking secret from his childhood that he will do almost anything to conceal.

The one man who knows what happened twenty-five years ago is back – and he is hellbent on revenge. Tyler’s precious wife and baby have disappeared and their safe return will cost him everything: family, career and freedom.

But even that may not be enough to satisfy his nemesis – and the truth may be more terrible than he could possibly imagine.

A political suspense thriller that takes you from the remote Australian outback to Parliament House in Canberra, with twists and turns that you will not see coming.

Dead Dry Heart is now available on Amazon:  USA  –  UK  – Australia  –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  –  Italy  –  Netherlands  –  Spain –  India –  Japan

The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series

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There are four books in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series – non-stop conspiracy thrillers filled with twists and turns. 

Book 1 is The Magus Covenant

The world as we know it is in peril – unless one man can uncover the truth… 

Jotham Fletcher is in Rome to give a lecture about Simon Magus at the church where he fell to his death beside the Roman Forum. Magus was a cult leader mentioned in the Bible and his libertine sect disappeared by 400 AD. But did it really die out?

A robed man is pushed from the bell tower of the church at midnight and Jotham becomes the prime suspect. His lover Antonella, an expert on ancient documents, has a shocking secret. Rumours fly about a papyrus scroll. A ruthless Catholic Brotherhood will stop at nothing in their hunt for a hidden sect. And a reclusive billionaire has the chance of a lifetime to get his revenge.

Jotham is kidnapped, tortured and on the run. He races from Italy to England to Sweden. But the body count continues to rise and so does the heat in this non-stop thriller that will leave you breathless.

Now available at all Amazon outlets: USA –  UK – Australia  – Canada – France – Germany –  Italy – Netherlands – Spain

Book 2 is The Rock of Magus

A crisis is brewing in the Vatican – and only one man can prevent disaster…

Jotham Fletcher returns in a race against time that takes him deep inside the Vatican. Cardinal Alpheus has ambitions far more sinister and explosive than anyone could imagine, and the death of Pope Linus is only the beginning.

Jotham is now a billionaire, dedicated to finding the Simonian Sect and he employs Madena, a former army officer, to help him. They rescue a televangelist in Seattle but find the photograph of a man who is soon elected as the new Pope, with Alpheus as his chief advisor.

The deadly Brotherhood re-emerges with Father Dominic at the helm. Jotham becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a cleric in Spain and the unwitting hero after a devastating event in Rome. He has a secret that he dare not reveal and is on the run from the police once again. But nothing prepares him for the final confrontation at the Pope’s summer retreat.

Now available at all Amazon outlets:  USA  – UK  –  Australia – Canada – France – Germany – Italy – Netherlands – Spain

Book 3 is The Magus Epiphany

Only one man can stop the revelation that will shatter the world…

Jotham Fletcher returns in a deadly quest to save his own family and unravel the mystery behind two ancient relics, the murder of a young woman and a shocking series of messages. Jotham and Madena have dedicated their lives to stopping the work of the secretive Simonian Sect. Their belated honeymoon in Italy is interrupted when they cross paths with the sect and hear news of a mysterious object left at the spot where Simon Magus died in Rome two thousand years ago. The hunt for answers begins – and soon they are both in mortal danger.

The maniacal new leader of the sect has a plan to rewrite history. Father Dominic, the head of the Brotherhood willing to commit any crime to find the Simonians, flees across Europe with the help of a brutal killer. A strange series of messages about a solar eclipse has the world waiting for a revelation. And with Jotham’s family at stake, he must confront a nightmare from his past.

Now available at all Amazon outlets: USA – UK – Australia – Canada – France – Germany – Italy – Netherlands – Spain

Book 4 is Holy Spear of Magus 

The Magus Covenant will be fulfilled and two thousand years of history will be swept away…

Jotham and Madena Fletcher remain dedicated to finding the Simonian Sect. They leave their baby daughter at home and travel to Krakow in Poland to investigate a theology professor known as the Guardian of the Spear. Meanwhile, a mysterious Hungarian arrives at the hilltop monastery of Saint Dimitrios in Greece in search of an ancient relic that is rumoured to be buried there.

When a large Pentecostal Church in San Diego is crippled by a cyberattack, Jotham heads there with young computer genius, Eugene Beaudreau, to find out if the sect is responsible. They meet Pastor Silas Conrad and his strange family who are all obsessed with the Holy Spear and its curative powers.

When two monks arrive from the ruthless Brotherhood led by Father Dominic, Jotham is catapulted into a desperate struggle to track down the Holy Spear and stop it falling into the wrong hands. He races to Europe – but his enemies are more diabolical than he could possibly imagine.

Now available exclusively at all Amazon outlets: USA – UK – Australia – Canada – France – Germany – Italy – Netherlands – Spain

The four books in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series are now also available as an ebook Box Set or an Omnibus Edition paperback. That means you can choose to buy the four full-length thrillers in one convenient book. Prepare for a non-stop thrill ride and follow the exciting story of Jotham Fletcher as he dedicates his life to hunting down the mysterious Simonion Sect.

Jotham Fletcher Box Set

The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: Books 1-4 Box Set is now available on Amazon:   USA  –  UK  –  Australia  –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  –  Italy   –  Netherlands   –  Spain  –  India  –  Japan

Brody Cody and the Stepmother from Outer Space – Brody Cody Series #1

– A funny chapter book for children aged 6-9

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Brody Cody is almost eight years old and definitely, absolutely, positively does NOT want a mother. His mother died when he was a baby but life with his dad is just perfect.

Brody is horrified when his father goes away to a publishing conference and returns with a wife, Pandora Smith, who is a children’s author. His life spirals out of control as he is forced to eat healthy food, do his homework and help with some chores.

Even worse, he and his friends suspect that his new stepmother might be an alien from outer space.

A hilarious adventure for children aged 6-9. Book 1 in The Brody Cody Series.

BRODY CODY AND THE STEPMOTHER FROM OUTER SPACE is now available on Amazon: USA  –  UK  –  Australia  –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  –  Italy   –  Netherlands   –  Spain  –  India  –  Japan

Brody Cody and the Haunted Vacation House – Brody Cody Series #2

– A funny chapter book for children aged 6-9

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Brody Cody loves his new stepmother but is surprised to hear that she is expecting a baby. To celebrate, his parents take Brody and his friends away for a week to a very spooky house in the Blue Mountains, owned by the elderly and even spookier Mr Sludge.

Very strange things start to happen, and the friends soon become convinced that the house is haunted. They love scary stories and know all about ghosts, but will they be able to solve the mystery?

A hilarious adventure for children aged 6-9. Book 2 in The Brody Cody Series.

It would be best to read the series in order. Book 1 is BRODY CODY AND THE STEPMOTHER FROM OUTER SPACE.

BRODY CODY AND THE HAUNTED VACATION HOUSE is now available on Amazon:  USA  –  UK  –  Australia  –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  –  Italy   –  Netherlands   –  Spain  –  India  –  Japan

The One Way Diet 

– The pathway to weight loss

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This is a weight loss guide to help you become the slender person you dream about, with simple advice on how to lose weight by focusing on your goals.

It includes:

  • Weight loss motivation and weight loss mindset
  • Healthy eating meal prep and healthy eating kitchen tools
  • Writing your own diet planner for weight loss
  • Being prepared for each stage of your weight loss journey
  • Avoiding a weight loss plateau

Losing weight is hard work but it is worth the effort. You have nothing to lose but your excess weight, and everything to gain. I call this THE ONE WAY DIET because, when I followed this method, my weight moved in only one direction until I lost thirty kilograms and reached my goal weight of sixty kilograms.

This is my personal experience but I’m not a medical professional. You should always consult your own doctor or medical professional before starting any weight loss program.

Now available at all Amazon outlets:  USA –  UK –  Australia –  Canada –  France  –  Germany –   Italy –  Netherlands   –  Spain  –   India

Happy Travels 101 

– Don’t leave home without these cruise, flight, safety, packing and sightseeing tips

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Become a travel expert before you leave home.

In this short guide, there are hundreds of tips and travel hacks that will help to enhance your journey.

  • Find out how to select and make the most of your next cruise, how to cope with a long-haul flight and how to write a travel preparation checklist.
  • Discover how to explore any destination, the best tips for escorted tours and the best travel booking tips.
  • Don’t miss the recommendations on travel safety, senior travel and travel photography.
  • Get some inspiration from the travel packing guide.

There is so much to be seen all over the world: breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, towns steeped in history, fascinating cultures and modern marvels.

Here is your chance to master the art of successful globetrotting!

Don’t leave home without reading it.

Now available at all Amazon outlets:  USA –  UK  –  Australia –  Canada  –  France  –  Germany  –  Italy  – Netherlands  –   Spain

You can read more about my books here:

Linda’s Midlife Crisis – feel-good women’s fiction

Brody Cody – for kids aged 6-9

Desolation Bluff – A thriller

Dead Dry Heart – A psychological thriller

The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series

The One Way Diet

Happy Travels 101

Further Information

All my travel articles:  Happy Travels 101

All my writing tips and articles about writing a novel:  How to write a novel

My full list of blog posts on all subjects:  Blog Articles

To find out more, please follow me online here:

Website: tonipike.com

Amazon author page: Toni Pike

Instagram: @authorlovestravel  – Sharing my travel photos from around the world

Facebook: Toni Pike – Author


Twitter:  @piketoni1

Linkedin Toni Pike – Linkedin

Email: authortoni.pike@gmail.com

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Author Interviews

Here are some of my interviews and also guests posts where I talk about achieving my writing and lifestyle goals.

Q and A with D.G. Kaye, featuring Author Toni Pike

Guest Post on Women Living Well – Making Positive Changes

Guest Post on Women Living Well – How To Achieve Your Writing Goals

5 Questions With Author Toni Pike – on Maria Hanako Van Straaten’s Blog

Author Spotlight on Writer’s Treasure Chest

How to Become an Author in Midlife – on Sizzling Towards Sixty Website

Author Interview on Smorgasbord Open House

Author Interview on Beach Bound Books

Guest Author on Story Reading Ape’s Blog

3 Steps to Achieving Your Dream

15 thoughts on “About Toni Pike

  1. Maria van Straaten

    Hi Toni! I really appreciate your support on Instagram, and have enjoyed reading many of your blog posts! Travel and Fiction related. Therefore I have decided to nominate you for the Mystery Blogger Award! I truly hope you accept, but if you decide not to, then take it as a way of saying I really enjoy your work and cannot wait to read more in the future. Here is the link if you would like to participate. https://travellingantics.com/2018/03/29/mystery-blogger-award/

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    1. Toni Pike Post author

      Hi Maria, Thank you so much for the lovely nomination which was such a wonderful surprise, but I hope you don’t mind that I don’t participate in awards. I really enjoy your Instagram adventures and blog articles, and can’t wait to catch up on your Easter Island trip. Thank you so much for thinking of me. hugs, Toni

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  2. mumsthewordblog1

    Hi Toni, came across your blog via following Deb’s Place. Have just ordered your book ‘Desolation Bluff’ in paperback’. Really looking forward to reading it!

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    1. Toni Pike Post author

      Hi Tamara, Thanks so much – that is wonderful news. It’s very nice to meet you, and I do hope you enjoy “Desolation Bluff.” Have a fabulous week. Toni x


  3. Valerie Palangas

    Hi, I have just finished reading The Jotham Fletcher Mysteries and thoroughly enjoyed them. Will certainly be reading more of Toni Pikes’ books! Thanks, Valerie Palangas, Bathurst.

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  4. Stine Writing

    The children’s book sounds funny. I am trying to write children’s books and I always thought I was good but it is so hard, I think because of all the competition. I often think my stories are okay with original ideas but they never get much farther than a critique or two. I am sure it takes time. How long before you published your first book, after you had the desire to?

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