Stories of Hope is aimed at helping gather donations for the bushfire crisis in Australia. Submissions are closed, the book will be coming our way soon enough - I'll certainly let you know! - and it will be eBook only to save on the costs of creating a paperback. A friend asked me if I'd … Continue reading Hope
Apart from the usual. I've been editing this story for so long, completed two other projects in between, decided to give up on it a few days ago -- which led to a long dream-session where I saw the finished product so clearly ... And all these other stories keep calling out to me, tempting … Continue reading What Can I Say?
It's about Goodreads and Titles. Once bitten by the bug that makes things disappear into the ether, I've become a bit paranoid -- and no, it's not about a mosquito or other bitey. Slightly different, but still makes me feel sick. It's a regular habit -- I go looking for my books, and the books … Continue reading Arrrrghh! Where did it go?
The aftermath is closer than we think …
I had enough
I’d covered the place
than the cost
and I thought
that would be enough
it seems as though
it is never
quite as much
as you first thought
it seems as though
the bank claimed
to get money back
for the mortgage
they change re-building rules
to make things better
to make sure
houses in the bush
next time around
any kind of strong
like this one was
anyway . . .
anyway . . .
I ended up
in debt again
I found my business
was in strife
for much too long
I had to leave it
and the memories I hold
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The old homestead needed more than a touch of TLC. It needed to be demolished and the ground razed and the black stumps chopped up and buried. Summer. Sandy hated summer. The heat, the flies, the extra feed for the animals. More water sucked from the stinky bore. She couldn't drink that water, she couldn't … Continue reading Summer is Coming …
For the Fireys #AUTHORSFORFIREYS
I came across this wonderful initiative this morning and felt the immediate wish to participate.
A group of authors has banded together to create a twitter auction for signed books or other ‘author’ objects, with proceeds going to the Victorian Country Fire Authority (see the relevant website here: https://authorsforfireys.wixsite.com/website ).
I haven’t done anything like this before, but very much want to support this effort with a signed copy (or more) of my free verse poetry memoir Small Town Kid.
I would welcome interest and bidding for my book r any other author offered book or object. The Twitter hashtag to look over offerings from other authors is: #AUTHORSFORFIREYS
If there is interest, I’ll look at auctioning more. Haven’t done this before.
Please feel free to share or otherwise pass on information about the Auction. It’s one of the few…
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Short versions of deep stories, with no price attached -- shall I tell you about them? An aside: The Goodreads page is difficult to find. It's a lesson to storytellers -- make the title as close to unique as possible so readers can find it when they hear about it! Thanks, Li, for bringing this … Continue reading Purpose