Tag Archives: The Running Man

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 73: In which I look back over October.

In a recent blog I out-lined some of my high, as well as a number of my medium-to-low, lights of July, August and September this year. But that wasn’t the end of it. Ooooooooooooh no. As soon as September finished, OCTOBER started up almost immediately! … Continue reading

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REBLOG: blog 22: In which I say, ‘Happy Father’s Day Dad’.

From before I was a toddler, till well into my teenage years, my father (like the dad in The Running Man) worked away from home, mainly in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, but later, up in the Bougainville mines in PNG. Mum … Continue reading

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blog 64: In which amazingly, I remember seven things.

Well it only seems like about 30 days since my last blog, but already a whole month has flown by! Here are seven things I remember happening in that time. 1. A whole ‘marathon’ of brand new special 10th anniversary editions … Continue reading

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blog 63: In which I play catch-up with the news.

ONCE AGAIN all my good intentions to blog regularly have fallen by the wayside! So here’s a brief and random catch-up of everything I can remember happening since last time I posted. I spent a lot of time at my messy … Continue reading

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blog 57: In which I reveal the first stumbling steps of THE RUNNING MAN.

After reading DC Green’s great guest post about writing the opening to his novel Monster School, it got me thinking about my first book The Running Man and the journey that led to the opening paragraph as it now appears … Continue reading

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blog 41: In which I reveal TWELVE surprising FACTS about the suburb of ASHGROVE.

ASHGROVE FACT SHEET: 1. I was born in ASHGROVE. Yep, in the actual suburb, in what used to be a small private hospital, but is now a block of flats. Naturally I petitioned the State Government to have a bronze plaque erected … Continue reading

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blog 25: In which I learn something new about the real Running Man

Cover artwork copyright – David Kennett 2004 The title character of my YA novel The Running Man was based on my childhood memories of a real man who used to scamper around the streets of Ashgrove. This is how he is described … Continue reading

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blog 22: In which I say, ‘Happy Father’s Day Dad’.

From when I was a toddler till well into my teenage years, my father (like the dad in The Running Man) worked away from home, mainly in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, but later, up in the Bougainville mines in PNG. Mum … Continue reading

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blog 2: In which I respond to ten infrequently asked questions (IAQs)

Whenever I hop on the internet or check my emails or go about my daily business or even when I’m just walking down the street, I’m constantly bombarded by people asking me questions. (All right that’s all a blatant lie, but … Continue reading

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