A Story

I'm still away for a few more days, so here's a story about a different journey (sci-fi). Purpose Journey! As if there was a defined destination, as if there was a chance of returning. Journey, be damned. Exile. And now the last stage: execution, dismissal. If one thing remained, it was the capacity for revenge. … Continue reading A Story


A Short Break to Visit the Hill

It seems so appropriate for the Daily Post word to be gorge. That's where I'm going. Somewhere in the Gawler Ranges, to a little house that sits atop a small gorge, apparently. Somewhere near Wudinna on the Eyre Peninsular. Never been there before, but love to see these places. Love to walk them. Sorry, need … Continue reading A Short Break to Visit the Hill

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?!