The Courage to Share

Mental Health in Young Adult Fiction and Life Guest Blog Postby Rebecca Laffar-Smith~ This October, YA science fiction and fantasy author Rebecca Laffar-Smith will be touring libraries in Western Australia to help raise awareness of youth mental health crises. Today she joins us via a guest blog post. Welcome, Rebecca! ~ First, I want to … Continue reading The Courage to Share

Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

Welcome to Bunuru, the Noongar nation’s ‘second summer’ season, the hottest time of year here in south-west Western Australia, where masses of white flowers will soon be in bloom (such as the marri flowers in this week's header image by Jean and Fred Hort). What a way to end the summer holidays, start the new … Continue reading Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

ZomCon, aka my first convention

Swancon 2021 Image by Swancon46 This past bank holiday weekend I attended the rescheduled Swancon 46, Australia's longest continuously running science fiction convention, here in Perth. It ran over three days and included discussions, activities, writer's sessions, author sessions, gaming, movie watch parties, and a costume competition, among other things. It also hosted the Tin … Continue reading ZomCon, aka my first convention