Fictional Worlds (IWSG July)

Welcome to another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post. We are all about supporting each other. This month’s co-hosts are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton, and we are talking about book worlds! July 6 question - If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? … Continue reading Fictional Worlds (IWSG July)

Where the Weird Things Are Vol 1 (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of the reviews and summaries from Deadset Press's anthology, Where the Weird Things Are Volume 1, part 1 of which was published on Wednesday. The second half of seven more stories are below. You can order a copy of WTWTA here. Brumbiethorn by M.R. Mortimer "Mad Bill Murphy?" the woman … Continue reading Where the Weird Things Are Vol 1 (Part 2)

Where the Weird Things Are – Vol 1

This week’s post is dedicated to mini reviews of the freaky and fantastic stories from the Where the Weird Things Are - Volume 1 anthology. I might be biased, since my own story Weathering is included, but I’ve loved reading all the tales from Australian and Aotearoan authors.Below you’ll find Part 1 of 2, since … Continue reading Where the Weird Things Are – Vol 1

In Praise of Libraries

January, 2010. A British backpacker stepped off a tall ship in Campbell’s Cove, fresh from sailing tourists around Sydney harbour. Barefoot, wearing the full pirate attire of her new job, she set off through city streets to the NSW State Library, clutching a letter with her new ‘address’ (care of the ship’s owner), intent on … Continue reading In Praise of Libraries

Holding Words, Celebrating Success

It's Makuru season in my patch of Western Australia, as described by our Indigenous custodians, the Bindjareb Noongar. Makuru is the time of 'first rains', aka winter! It's cold and wet, and I apologise for missing a post last week--I took a much-needed break to reset my brain. I've been doing too much without reward … Continue reading Holding Words, Celebrating Success