My New Year’s Resolutions

Have you been thinking about some New Year’s Resolutions? I think that’s a great way to prepare for the start of another year, and they help to remind us of the things that are most important to us. I really want to make the most of next year, so here’s my list of top priorities for 2018.

A Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is right at the top of my list, and in 2018 I want to ensure that my weight remains at sixty kilograms. If I’ve gained a kilo or two over the Christmas season, then I’ll be trying to lose that in January.

Exercise is now an essential part of my daily routine. My goal will be to have a long walk and do some other exercises every day.

If you’re interested in losing some weight, you can check out my new book: The One Way Diet.  It’s about how to reach your goal weight and cope with every aspect of a weight loss journey – and it’s based on my personal experience.

Enjoying life

In 2017, I devoted too much time to writing and didn’t spend enough time relaxing, enjoying myself and catching up with friends. In 2018, I want to focus on keeping my life in balance so that there’s time for everything that important to me – including having fun.


There’s no doubt about it, I love travelling and hope to have the chance to see some more of the world in 2018. I’ve  booked a cruise for later in the year, but also hope to do a smaller trip in the next few months.

Last October, I started an Instagram account to share some of my travel photos. At first I was posting every day but soon realised that was taking up too much of my time. I now post twice a week and hope to continue that throughout 2018. It’s been fun to make new online friends there and see their images from around the world.

If you’re interested in travelling overseas, try my book of travel tips: Happy Travels 101.

Time with friends and family

I have a daughter in Melbourne and a son and little granddaughter in Brisbane, so that means travelling in order to spend some time with them. I’ll be paying visits to both cities several times in 2018, but my dream is to have my entire family together for a few days.

I also want to make time throughout the year to catch up with friends and members of my extended family.


I hope to release the fourth book in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series in late January or early February 2018. For rest of the year, I’ll be working steadily on the fifth book in the series. I also want to spread the word about my book on weight loss, The One Way Diet, and will be planning a sequel about maintaining a healthy weight.

I hope you enjoy thinking about your own New Year’s Resolutions and have a wonderful time seeing in the New Year. Please accept my best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2018, and I’d love to hear about your plans for next year.

Books by Toni Pike

The One Way Diet 

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Are you searching for the pathway to weight loss? This is a no-nonsense guide to finding the slender person you dream about, with simple advice on how to lose weight by focusing on your goals. THE ONE WAY DIET is not just a healthy eating plan, but is also about coping with every aspect of your weight loss journey.

People often say to me now that I’m lucky because I don’t have to worry about my weight. How wrong they are! Five years ago, I lost more than thirty kilograms after a lifetime of weight problems. Every day since then, I make the lifestyle choice to stay slim.

I call this THE ONE WAY DIET because, when I followed this method, my weight moved in one direction only until I reached my goal weight of sixty kilograms. I’m giving you the benefit of my personal experience about weight loss, but there are no wild theories in this book. All you will find here is useful information and powerful inspiration.

You’ll find out why most people gain weight and what I believe is the most effective way to lose it. Discover how to keep yourself motivated and how to cope with the challenges of everyday life. Be prepared for each stage of your weight loss journey and learn how to avoid a weight loss plateau. If your dream is to lose weight, then this book will give you the tools that you need to succeed.

You have nothing to lose but your excess weight, and everything to gain.

Now available exclusively 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 book, there are hundreds of tips 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. And get some inspiration from the travel packing guide. Here is your chance to master the art of successful globetrotting! Don’t leave home without reading it.

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

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

Series 4 books


Book 1 is The Magus Covenant

The world as we know it is in peril – unless one man can uncover the truth. A robed man falls to his death in Rome and Jotham Fletcher, there to give a lecture about Simon Magus, 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 the Simonian 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 exclusively 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 is now a billionaire, dedicated to finding the Simonian Sect that wants to destroy the Christian Church and he employs Madena, a former army officer, to help him. They rescue a televangelist in Seattle but find the photograph of a cardinal who is soon elected as the new Pope. The Brotherhood re-emerges with homicidal Father Dominic at the helm and the death toll begins to rise as he flees to the Vatican. Jotham becomes the prime suspect in the murder of an archbishop 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 exclusively 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 and Madena Fletcher have dedicated their lives to stopping the work of the long-hidden 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 begins for answers – 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 ruthless Brotherhood, 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 exclusively 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 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. 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. Soon, 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

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  1. I enjoyed reading your New Years resolutions. While I usually do not make resolutions I do find the end of the year a great time to reflect & the new year a great time to refocus. Perhaps that is exactly the same as New Year resolutions. Anyway I too realise I am spending too much time on Instagram & your suggestion of posting twice a week is one I will consider. Best wishes Toni for 2018.

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    1. Hi Estelle, Many thanks for dropping by. I agree, the end of they year is a great time to reflect on what lies ahead. I really enjoy your Instagram posts, but it can certainly be very time consuming. I’ve already cut back, as you know, and will see how I go in January. Wishing you a very happy New Year.


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