Archive for November, 2012

Quick Look At Small Press Publications

 [This was originally written for the SAWC magazine, was accepted, and then… nothing. But I think this should be out there, so here ’tis for everyone…] I first joined the SA Writers’ Centre in 1988 as a teenager, not long after having my first short story published in a national magazine. And then came a […]

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Novel #28, pt 2

Okay, back to novel #28. It’s been finally rejected. Here’s a cut and paste from the email: “I don’t think in the current climate that it would be sellable. It’s mixture of Greek mythology, contemporary pop culture and humour would quite simply go over the heads of most readers.” Yadda, yadda, yadda. Having said that, […]

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New Writing Gig

Back in July I decided to try my hand at writing for a website that was looking for people in Adelaide (so I was led to believe). They wanted local reviews of things like cafes, playgrounds, parks, zoos, and stuff like that. A few times a week a mass email goes out to a large […]

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Book Review – ‘The Blue Roses Of Orroroo’

The Blue Roses Of Orroroo is a magnificent Australian book written by Margaret Visciglio. As a part of a website I write for, I have reviewed the book, and you can find the review here. In general, though, I recommend the book, and hope you enjoy it. It is not, unfortunately, available anywhere but the […]

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Australian Publishers… sigh!

My wife and I are both avid readers. We are also proud Australians. We try to read books by Australian authors. And there have been some fine books published. Anthologies by new authors, self-published books, POD books, classic Australian books – there are some truly strong Australian books.  However, the main publishing houses in this […]

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