Tag Archives: Australian fiction

Musings post-Sydney Writers Festival 2015

One of the themes discussed at this year’s thought-provoking Sydney Writers’ Festival was — why do we read fiction? One theory put forward in the SWF event, A Pack of Lies – Narration in Fiction, is that we read to … Continue reading

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Interview with a vampire!!!

Yes, an interview with a vampire!! IN REAL LIFE!! – as my kids would say. I was lucky enough to ask Christopher, the vampire from Marigold Deidre Dicer’s The Black Swan Inheritance a few questions. First, here is a description of … Continue reading

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Write your novel with US words and spelling, they said.

So I tried, I really did. After all, Australian television has so many American shows and sit-coms, right? All I needed to do was make a few adjustments –  no ‘u’ in ardour, behaviour, colour, honour, glamour, flavour, labour, neighbour, odour, … Continue reading

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Sizzling book descriptions…

I’m back from the cave (actually, we call it Nanna’s room, for when she visits—otherwise it’s where I write.) I’ve finally pressed the upload button on Amazon, and Arafura – Unfinished Business (the sequel to Arafura – Blood, the Wet and … Continue reading

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From dragons to warships, from fairies to androids – thanks to a talented artist.

In this post I’d like to thank the imaginative, talented, patient woman who designed the covers to my two novels, Michelle Rene Goodhew. I also love the covers Michelle Rene created for other books and am in love with this … Continue reading

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My interview for Indie Author Land

Today Indie Author Land is hosting me for my first ever interview!! Jumping up and down, nail-biting fun! Indie Author Land consists of two very generous spirits who help self-published authors by interviewing them and giving them a plug on … Continue reading

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