The times in my life when I'm confident I can 'fix it' are few, but I thought today would be one of those days. This is to do with ePublishing a new book, the collaboration between Frank Prem and moi! Herja, Devastation should have been easy to upload and get on the road. It's poetry. … Continue reading Up In The Air!
Herja, Devastation The eBook comes out next week, the paperback later in the month. The legend of Valkyrie breathes, as Herja, Devastation, once wronged, aims her mortal agent at her enemies. This is the man who bears the tale of vengeance in service to a higher, eminently more noble being. He is her assassin and … Continue reading Next Week, the Valkyries Fly
Ever heard of Herja? You know, the Valkyrie sister! How about Frank Prem? He's the poet who's had his books listed as No. 1 on the Amazon sites a few times. Yes, a few times! And he's about to put out a new one later this month, too. Did I mention that Frank and I … Continue reading Nouveau Noir
That's the Fandango's Flash Fiction Challenge moniker. Slipping Away Regrets, I've had not many, or too many, but time has slipped its leash and the end is nigh. How do I know? Look at that thing, just look at it. Last night, it was hope, today it is certainty. Time is up, time is gone, … Continue reading FFFC
… Words are beyond my reach … why are humans so cruel?
they have killed
where there should be
is a feather
and a bone
no more kite
no more the freedom
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Approx. 2k words ... due for publication Friday 30 August 2019 (in eBook; paperback to follow in September): https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B07X287LRK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VolADbK3XGSW6 1. The ghost gums didn’t respond to the movement in the ground. They retained stillness, leaves held tight. Not a branch cracked, nor a twig dropped, not a single exhalation of breath escaped the stomata. The … Continue reading Diaballein, an Excerpt
Blurb: Kano Varre, esteemed researcher, seeks a rare mineral — but finds his nightmares come to life. Eyza Heran returns to Lake Eyre for the annual bird-count and silent contemplation — but hallucinations of talking birds have her packing to go home. After millennia trapped in time, the Diaballein breaks free of the confines and … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Diaballein
On 15 August, the day I'd planned to release the new story, I'll be crying. My fool's dream crashed around my ears. Melodrama! This time I used an editor, well, two editors. The first editor did the big-picture plough-through (that's plow-through, not ploff-troff), and I got it back and spent A Long Time reworking, reshaping, … Continue reading A Fool’s Dream
In some of the many jobs I've done in my life, I found the most difficulty dealing with the response of, "That's simple." This statement was usually closely followed by a thoughtless assessment of how quickly it could get done/finished. I know the truth. Simple is never simple. Simple takes a long time to perfect. … Continue reading The Complexity of Simplicity
Reviews. Especially from people the writer respects and values as professional and sincere, a person with integrity, someone who helps and advises with flair and honesty. Why am I waffling on? Let me fill you in: It was the year 2017. I wrote a quick story during NaNoWriMo and self-published it. The story didn't turn … Continue reading What Makes a Happy Storyteller?