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blog 98: In which I say something (but not much) about my WIP.

I was thinking the other day (yes, it does happen occasionally) that every new thing I’ve written has been different in some fundamental way from everything else that has gone before it. For example … My first published book The Running … Continue reading

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blog 100: In which I post the stunning conclusion to my 2 week odyssey in WA WA Land!

(* If you missed my blog about Week One or you want to recap go HERE.) Author’s Log: Star Date Saturday June 3/Sunday June 4. PREVIOUSLY on my Western Australian trip with Lesley Reece presenting writing workshops on behalf The … Continue reading

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blog 99: In which I visit WA WA Land – Part the First.

This is a log of the first week of my two week trip to Western Australia presenting writing workshops as part of The Literature Centre’s Talented Young Writers’ Programme. Author’s Log: Star Date Sunday May 28. Woke up dull and … Continue reading

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blog 98: In which I tell of some things that have happened.

DISCLAIMER: Ok from now on whenever I start a new blog, I’m not going to even mention that in the previous blog (and every blog before that) I apologized for the long time between posts, made a firm and sincere promise … Continue reading

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blog 97: In which I wake up and realise that 2017 has started already!

Hi All. Well 2017 is already well underway so I thought I should blog something before I missed it completely. In terms of writing, it’s been about half a year since my last book The Pain My Mother Sir Tiffy … Continue reading

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blog 96: In which I meet SHINTARO!!!!!!!!!! and live/love to tell the tale.

If you were a kid like me growing up in Australia in the 60s you would probably remember a very popular TV show from Japan called The Samurai which featured a samurai warrior named Shintaro Akikusa and his Iga Ninja side-kick Tombei the Mist. Maybe … Continue reading

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blog 95: In which I suddenly realise it’s December!

It’s the last month of 2016. If this year is following the pattern of previous years, by my calculations, that means it’s December! Back on September 12 when I last wrote, I ended my blog with this bold statement: I’m making a … Continue reading

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blog 94: In which I quickly recap the past 8 weeks – with beaucoup de pictures!

A lot has happened over the last 8 weeks. Not much writing I have to admit (ie none) but plenty of writing-related things. For example … # I visited a number of schools in and around the BRISBANE/IPSWICH region, such as Ipswich Girls Grammar, … Continue reading

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blog 93: In which I play catch-up yet again.

It’s been quite a busy few months since the last update, so very briefly here are some things that happened. We had a great launch for The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy Cyber Boy and Me at Riverbend Books in Brisbane. A huge … Continue reading

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blog 92: In which I put on my serious face and talk about PARALLEL IMPORTS

What are Parallel Import Restrictions (PIRs)? At present in Australia, the UK and USA, an author owns territorial rights to their work. This means that they can sell their book to one publisher in Australia, one in America and another in … Continue reading

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