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My Secret Nemesis? Underwear Model!

So it was that in fits of boredom many months apart, I played the same love/dating quizzes in a row, certain in the knowledge that I would get the more…normal (shall we say) responses the second time around. Imagine my utter shock when both times (both!) returned the very same answer!
And now you’re wondering what those were and why they are so shocking. Continue reading My Secret Nemesis? Underwear Model!

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Three Million’s A Crowd Soundtrack: Second Chances blog tour

Brave Baby by Plastic Skateboard

Another song which is fairly new to my playlist. Again, this one evokes the desert/coastal locations for me and those long hot roads. It also mixes the strong desires and emotional conflicts perfectly. Besides, both Vivian and Munro were trying to be cool, and had to be brave instead. Continue reading Three Million’s A Crowd Soundtrack: Second Chances blog tour

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What’s this story called? And catching up with the Em-dashes

“So spill!” I said as I placed my cup on the low table.

Audrey took me literally as she set her mug down next to mine. “You’re never gonna believe this!” she began, then grabbed my arm for emphasis, or perhaps she was afraid I was going to run off. “Munro’s applied for Treasure Seekers! And Celia’s partnered with him! They were both accepted as a team; can you believe it!”
Continue reading What’s this story called? And catching up with the Em-dashes

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Surviving Oblivion — still confounded…

With the start of the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale, I was surprised at the interest in my two short stories: Slipped Up and Surviving Oblivion. While Slipped Up is a pretty standard supermarket magazine mystery, Surviving Oblivion is not — in … Continue reading Surviving Oblivion — still confounded…

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Roos and Unalienable Right

With my eyes so opened, it quickly became a case of ‘once seen, cannot be unseen’. Now that they had revealed themselves to me, I started to spot them everywhere, and hear the strangest stories about them too, like the family of kangaroos who’d gotten into a vineyard… Continue reading Roos and Unalienable Right

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Readers Speak: Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’m also grateful to have gotten responses from three continents and a variety of age-groups. This small sampling of readers still point to trends I find worrying, underscore where and why I should cringe as a writer/publisher and generally provided me with much illumination as both reader and writer. Continue reading Readers Speak: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Interview with Alan Dean Foster: Writer, Educator, Adventurer

As much as I love holding a “real” book, there’s no question that eBooks have made books more accessible to people. I do think it’s important that buyers own the eBooks they buy, instead of eBook publishers having the option to delete them. Continue reading Interview with Alan Dean Foster: Writer, Educator, Adventurer

Love Finds A Way: An Interview With Kathy Bosman

Meet Kathy Bosman, a fellow South African and author of romance in its many forms. She’s just released her new book and is giving away a copy of one of her books to celebrate. I thought it was a great time to find out about Kathy, her books and what’s it like being a mother, homeschooler and writer! You’ve got an impressive back catalogue of romance books from contemporary to magic realism. You’ve been published by small presses and self-publish yourself. What were the lowest lows and highest highs? Thank you! It’s been quite a journey so far and I … Continue reading Love Finds A Way: An Interview With Kathy Bosman