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A Bitter Harvest- Review

What is a book – to different people I’m sure they represent different things. There are textbooks, educational journals, fiction, non-fiction, biographies; the list is endless. Realistically it is merely a combination of words on a page, jumbled together to make sense out of this big read more

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Wise Words From a Seasoned Author

A day or so ago I came across a post on Facebook that drew one’s attention to a recent article by Katie Roiphe “Stop Attacking Male Writers for Being Sexist”. Entirely worth reading and certainly for context to my comments, but the article in itself did not hold my attention. No, for read more

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Ideas

As an amateur writer, I am constantly coming up with new ideas for stories or blogs. The note section on my phone is filled with obscure one-liners and vague ideas waiting to be utilized. I’ve gotten into the habit of carrying a small notebook with me wherever I go, and dashing down w read more

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Vegetarian Vampires- The Book!

My life was very different eight years ago, long before the Big Breast Adventure. I was working 10 to 12 hour days in-house with a huge, complex and demanding client who shall remain nameless (OK, it was Qantas). My mother-in-law had just passed away very suddenly sending shock waves read more

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A Life-Long Love of Literature for Children

I think that there is a common misconception surrounding children’s literature that it is somehow less worthy of reading time than fiction written for adults. But, I think anyone who has spent some time exploring the genre of fiction for children would tell you otherwise. Throughout m read more

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The Art of Lying

I lied a lot as a kid. I think it stemmed from my paralysing fear of being in trouble, or disappointing others (I am a people pleaser, after all). I was usually caught out when I lied though, my downfall lay in the elaborate nature of the stories I told. I would begin with a simple en read more

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Anna Bligh, the Story so Far

Through the Wall: Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival As the title of this lively memoir suggests, former Queensland premier Anna Bligh is a dab hand with metaphor. The central one of breaking through walls is developed throughout, and there are others: winding paths, flying read more

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Fifth Business

More years ago now than I care to count I was a 17 year old Rotary Exchange student to Brampton, Ontario, Canada. I flew from a 30 plus degrees Celsius summer in Brisbane to -4 degrees with wind chill at Toronto airport. I went from a pigtailed, uniform-wearing, private school girl to read more

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Between Those Two Hills

The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe  from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis is undoubtedly one of my favourite children’s books. My mother, father and grandfather read it to me when I was little, and I’ve read it many times since. The wolf chief of police Maugrim from read more

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I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sellew

It’s no picnic establishing a start-up company, particularly one in an industry like publishing that is severely disrupted and where the sustainable way ahead is far from clear.  You really have to love, or at least find some joy, in what you are doing in order to weather the &# read more

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