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Book Review: Off the KUF Vol 1- an anthology

Before reading Off the KUF Vol 1 I had never read many shorts, but I’ll certainly start now. It’s a great way to get a story fix in a short space of time, and it’s also a fantastic way to … Continue reading

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Attack for posting a scene led to devastation and then a new realization

I recently wrote a guest post for Book Reviews by DDS about how I got over being attacked online for posting a scene from my novel Carnival of Hope. Check it out here: Attack for posting a scene lead to … Continue reading

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How long are you prepared to wait for your favourite authors’ next book?

Do you want your favourite author to take as long as necessary to write their next blockbuster? Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison famously can take anywhere from 5 to 10 years to deliver a novel, and it tells in … Continue reading

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Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – Separation of the races and the settlements

In this next post from my series about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the use of settlements to separate the races from each other, and Aboriginals from their mixed-raced children. … Continue reading

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Ebook Review: A Storm Hits Valparaiso by David Gaughran 5/5*

Once I started this book, I just wanted to be left in peace to finish it, and everything else—including preparing Sunday dinner—became an annoying distraction. We have all heard of Simón Bolívar, a leader in the struggle to free Hispanic-America, … Continue reading

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What is the right balance between the setting/atmosphere of a novel and the dramatic elements?

In “Writing Fiction”, Janet Burroway speaks of a scene as being like an oyster. The atmosphere and setting of the scene makes up the meat of the oyster, and the dramatic elements make up the pearl. As any pearl diver … Continue reading

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Author’s Research – before or after the first draft of your manuscript?

I recently finished the first draft of my next novel, provisionally titled The Disease. For my previous two published novels, I did a great deal of the research before I started to write. In the case of Secrets From The … Continue reading

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Thank you for supporting the recent promotion of Secrets From The Dust

Thank you for supporting the recent promotion of my novel, Secrets From The Dust, which saw it rise to #36 Free in Kindle Store, #1 Literary Fiction and #2 Drama. I hope the readers who downloaded the book will enjoy … Continue reading

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Author Interview at Confessions of a Reader

I am interested in peoples struggles, be they for freedom, inclusion or to be loved. I also like to travel, when possible, and learn about different cultures. This has led to incidents from around the world generating ideas for my … Continue reading

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Author’s research: Secrets From The Dust – Australian Aboriginal Civil Rights Movement

In this next post from my series about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the Australian Aboriginal civil rights movement, followed by a short scene from the novel which illustrates their … Continue reading

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