Finally Back and Writing Again

Last weekend marked the end of our local production of The Sound of Music. After six months of hard work, eight shows, and eight standing ovations, we turned the local high school hall back into a hall, and left the mountains of Austria. I spent the months pretending to be Sister Margaretta, while helping teach … Continue reading Finally Back and Writing Again

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The Art of Onsen

I haven't updated this blog for a while, mainly due to the fact that we're travelling, but courtesy of a slight knee tweak skiing yesterday, I'm having a rest day so that I can ski my socks off on our last day, tomorrow. It snowed last night, and I'm sitting in the lobby of the … Continue reading The Art of Onsen

Reading Is Like A Smorgasbord

I'm in quite a number of groups on both Facebook and Goodreads. Some are writers groups, others are genre specific. I write speculative fiction, currently science fiction, and I've been pondering the myriad of sub-genres in the world of speculative fiction and the place of YA in current speculative fiction reading and writing. There are … Continue reading Reading Is Like A Smorgasbord

Back from Continuum 11 (Southern Skies)

I missed blog posting last week as I was at Continuum - Melbourne's Speculative Fiction Convention. It was a great weekend, catching up with people I met last year, and being on panels and attending panels. Cons are great fun. My biggest problem is making sure I don't panel myself to death. I love hearing … Continue reading Back from Continuum 11 (Southern Skies)

What a Weekend! (And it’s still not quite over…)

Well, Frontier Resistance is now officially launched. Friday night, at the opening function of the Scone Literary Long Weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to speak in front of nearly 100 people about eBooks, and how a brand new eBook is published, and then read from the first chapter of Resistance to officially launch the … Continue reading What a Weekend! (And it’s still not quite over…)

Continuum

Well, I'm back. From four days of discussions, panels, cover art pose offs, and lots of fun. Continuum was my very first Science Fiction Convention, and I'm happy to say it most definitely won't be my last.I participated in three panels as a panellist, did a reading of Frontier Incursion, and ran a market stall … Continue reading Continuum

Reading, Writing and High school.

We have a son who has just finished his highschooling.  As he waited for his exam results, I thought once again about the joy of reading.  I love reading.  It's a whole world of escape, excitement, beauty, thoughtfulness, joy and sadness that I can wander off in.  We've had two kids go all the way … Continue reading Reading, Writing and High school.

Sci-ku

I was perusing the NSW Writers Centre newsletter yesterday and was intrigued to find in the "Opportunities for Writers" section, a piece entitled "Can you Sci-ku?" If you have a look here, you'll find the RiAus, who describe themselves as "RiAus is Australia’s unique national science hub, promoting public awareness and understanding of science. At … Continue reading Sci-ku