Diverticulitis and diverticulosis -- not the best subject for a Sunday morning, but let me tell you a story that begins with my first diagnosis of this problem. First, though, you need to know I have no medical training. Apart from First Aid, Level Two, now several years out of date. The problem above is … Continue reading Diverting from Fibre
#blogginginsights from SaltedCaramel. A deep sigh, followed by a few keys tapped. A deeper sigh. My thumbs are healing. So slow. Too slow. How can a writer not write? I'm with Franz Kafka. I'm a monster, grumpy, suffering severe bouts of COF Syndrome (that's cranky old fart syndrome in case you want to use it), … Continue reading A Truth
And didn't pre-plan a post. Whoops! However, the story I'm editing ready for publication is an Australian short story (about 6k words) about gold country. Do you remember Itchy (originally published here)? Stay tuned. He's going to make it into his own book. Photo by Pat Whelen on Pexels.com
This little story idea was outlined for submission to a children's anthology (later cancelled). I haven't gone beyond the idea and basic outline, and animal-protagonist stories seem to have hit a dull patch so I haven't gone further with it, but tell me what you think ... story array Image: Bilby (an Australian animal), digging … Continue reading The Creation of a Story
The best way to start the day — titles with depth and breadth and … giggles!
I’m going to finish my day with a bit of humour and fictitious book titles.
A couple of these came to me out of the blue, so I rounded it up to ten.
1. Making Ends Meet : Penny Pinchin
2. Before the Rainbow : Raine Lotts
3. Petrol Shortages : Phillippa Cann
4. Hook, Line and Sinker : Bob A Long
5. Famous Landmarks : Eileen Towers
6. Crush on you : Rosie Hughes
7. Origami flowers for beginners : Lily Fowlds
8. Learn a new trade : A Prentiss
9. Get me out of here! : Sesame Forlock
10. Lunar Night : Ray O’Moone
Good night everyone
Diana’s reviews for September – you’ll find one to fit!
September flew by, didn’t it?
These are all great reads, so don’t ask me to pick a favorite. Enjoy a beautiful October. And Happy Reading.
September book reviews include my4 and 5 star reads of poetry, fantasy, western romance, sci-fi, a memoir, and a middle-grade book.
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More than Coffee: Memories in Verse and Prose by Lauren Scott
This highly recommended and quick read is a compilation of a number of Scott’s personal and precious memories conveyed in both short prose and freeform poetry. A lot of those memories come with the luxury of a hot cup of coffee, but not all. They capture bits of time from idolizing Barbara Streisand as a kid to camping in the Sierras, and lifelong encounters with spiders. Embedded within many of the stories are heartfelt relationships with parents, spouse, and children.
Some of my favorite…
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He's the man, the Black, and he works the night to find the price of a soul. Why would Liana Benit seek out such a man? He'll ruin her life, her future, and her dreams. Why does she seek him?Because she needs to find the truth to set the memory of her father's soul free. … Continue reading He Cultivates Your Secrets
Is Urban Fantasy with coblyns your thing?
Today is Jack Hansard’s book birthday!
A year ago today I hit publish on The Jack Hansard Series: Season One, the genre-bending episodic fantasy I’d first conceptualised five years before. The exploits of this occult salesman and his cantankerous coblyn sidekick have become very close to my heart.
It has taken considerably less time to produce the book’s sequel, bolstered in no small part by the confidence I gained in finally getting the first one ‘out there’. So it’s with a great deal of pleasure that I can announce The Jack Hansard Series: Season Two is now available for pre-order everywhere ebooks are sold!
The paperback version will become available for pre-order some time in December, once the book cover design has been finalised. Follow me on social media or my newsletter to receive updates and sneak previews of the cover art as it develops.
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In the southern hemisphere, today is the Spring Equinox. To the northerners, it's the Autumn/Fall equinox. But we have something special in Adelaide for Spring Equinox. We have Flower Day. Yep. Have a look at the Adelaide City Council's play (although I prefer the Botanic Gardens version of Flower Day). Unfortunately, both these sites lack … Continue reading Flower Day — Spring Equinox
In this case, an oxymoron. I'm considering doing a short post on how prevalent these are in usage. An example that slaps me in the face several times a day: Gamble Responsibly It comes at the end of an ad that makes gambling so much more fun than life. No, I don't remember the sponsor … Continue reading A Rose by any Other Name: Oxymoronicism