The question is part of a Newsletter sent out by a poet whose words I read regularly. Who reads poetry? Why? How do they find it? What is it about the poetry that appeals? Poetry is a field of words I don't work in much. I read it. Some of it is inspired. I like … Continue reading Who Reads Poetry?
Herja, Devastation came onto the scene last week, made her debut. This week, she's sitting pretty. #1 New Release in its main category on Amazon. Three other categories show her in the top 100. She's spectacular, stunning, a bright, shiny light, new and different. Nouveau Noir in poetry and prose. Have you seen her yet? … Continue reading A Stunning Feat
It is down here. Australia. Spring Equinox. When the days are equal in length to the nights, when summer is just around the corner ... Which, all in all, means I can get more writing done without turning on the lights ... Oh, yes, Herja, Devastation is still #1 on New Releases in its category. … Continue reading Spring Equinox
Spring in Adelaide. Birds make war over territory and trees. Fruit trees flower as if there's no season beyond now.Weeds grow too fast for the eye to see. And it would be good. I love Spring.The flowers on the trees means fruit later.Or it should. Last year, most of the fruit trees died.This year, the … Continue reading Birds & Weeds
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
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
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
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?
A Short Story from Seeking ... approx. 2k words. The Nullabor Plain – Eva’s number-one preferred route because there were no trees to spread black tendrils of shadowy menace, no long branches to scribble evil designs into the bright beams of her headlights. Second preference would be the Devil’s Gate stretch along the Hay Plain, … Continue reading Night Driver