A video star is born

Well, it's a start anyway. Here's some video of my first ever speaking engagement. Tracy Joyce, Sue Parritt and I were attending the Sydney Book Expo in August so when the lovely Michelle (our publisher), asked if we'd like to form a panel, we all thought, why not? I can't remember what we were meant to talk about and our Expo supplied panel moderator didn't show up, so we spent 40-odd minutes talking about our writing and research processes, and how we each experienced the path to publication. I spent most of the time listening to the stories my fellow-authors were sharing, but did manage to remember to speak occasionally. This is the first of three videos I'll be posting over the next coup

book round up: quicky reviews on what I've been reading

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve felt the need to procrastinate as much as possible and so have spent the time reading. I’ve finished Camilla Lackberg’s the ice princess and Colin Taber’s The Landing, and have started Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss, Van Gogh The life by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith. Tristes Tropique is a memoir in which the late Levi-Strauss, a structural anthropologist, shares with us his disdain for travel writers of the time (mid- 20th century) and his travels around the time of the second world war. For someone who doesn’t like travel writing, he is quite a good writer. I get the feeling he thought that as well. Be that as it may, I have been slowly ho

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