Monthly Archives: February 2020

Here Be Monsters: a short story update.

A couple of weeks ago I spent eight hours of burrowing down the research hole to find details of a specific steamship (London to Adelaide, 1888) for a short story I’m writing for a steampunk/gothic anthology submission. I finally found a Trove article with everything I need, including weather on the trip… Then realised the…

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Patreon Reward, Behind the Scenes video, is delivered!

It’s time for some more Behind the Scenes for my #Patreon supporters. This month’s rewards included some poems, a heads up on the completion of a secret project, upcoming events to be confirmed, and videos of #authorsforfireys visit and library donation video. I talked tea, discussed a new short story in progress and revealed it’s…

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Patron Video Reward Public Reveal: First Books in Dymocks!

This is the second short video public reveal, from one of last year’s Behind the ScenesĀ #Patreon video rewards. You can tell I was excited to get my books on the shelf at Dymocks, Rundle Mall Adelaide. Don’t forget to tell your friends where to get them (while they’re on consignment). Not all the videos will…

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Pirating Sucks!

Sharing this… Pirating books sucks. Even more devasting when I know the author and how hard she works. Thanks for sharing, Renee April. I’ve just found a couple of mine on a share site. I was gutted. All that work. It’s hard enough as an Indie author. Where to go from here? A ‘cease and…

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Patron Video Reward Public Reveal: Need More Tea!

Last year, I asked my upper tier supporters, how long should I wait before releasing parts of the Behind the Scenes Patreon reward videos for public viewing. The concesus was about three months… This short video, Need More Tea Kappys Road Trip, was part of the October, 2019 Behind the Scenes Patreon reward. It has…

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Impromptu Talk at State Library

My event calender is quickly filling up – and sometimes most unexpectedly. Last month I attended a lecture on Victorian fashion and exhibition on The Great Race (1919 air race – the South Aussies won it!) by the State Library of South Australia with our local steampunk group. I’d rung the lecturer/librarian beforehand to warn…

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Author For Fireys 2020 – Winner’s Loot

Congratulations to Kellie Kininmont, the winner of the Twitter #AuthorsForFireys auction, to raise money for fire fighters and those affected by the Australian bushfires in summer 2019-2020. Kellie nominated SERF – State Emergency Relief Fund – in South Australia for her nomination. This will go to helping those in the Adelaide Hills bush fires.

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