Not on the Cards

A glimpse of the new story (first draft, so no high expectations, please): Scene 1: Not on the Cards Where was the paper? Chiri needed the newspaper. It was the first thing she looked for. It was how life went. Come in, sit down, open the paper, drink the coffee, wait. Today, there was no … Continue reading Not on the Cards


An Open Letter to Netgalley and Goodreads

A reblog: there’s also this one:

And don’t forget, authors/publishers PAY to place items in NetGalley, so …


Dear Netgalley and Goodreads, 

Today I discovered that your sites will no longer be providing services (or limiting services) to international readers and I am absolutely devastated.

Contrary to popular belief, America is not the only country in the world.

For those who are unaware of what is happening, Goodreads will, from January 2018, prevent authors from creating giveaways for international readers. Basically, authors will have to pay $119 for a giveaway base package, and $599 for the premium. Previously, all authors had to pay for was shipping. Read more here.

Netgalley, on the other hand, has severely limited the amount of…

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Allegory – what’s that?!

From Google (of course): a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. That's an allegory. That's what the new novel is: Fantasy-allegory along the lines of Animal Farm, but contemporary. And even though I know it's not going to be the cup-o-tea for many … Continue reading Allegory – what’s that?!

Update on Nano, and an Excerpt from the Output

This is a part from Scene 8 of the novel, [soon to be renamed:] Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile - Who Will Rule? First, the NaNo update:  It's done and won, but now the numbers will start to come down as I hone and cut and remove questions, notes and research. There's still … Continue reading Update on Nano, and an Excerpt from the Output