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October Online Event – It’s official

Conquest online event 23-24 October, 2021. Conquest was the first official convention I attended, when I was still in high school in Brisbane. It was also the first convention to be booked for the new Brisbane Sheraton Hotel, way back in 1982. I attended regularly until I moved to Adelaide in 1988. This year (yep,…

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I’ve got a (some) secret projects brewing…

And I’m going to tell my Patreon supporters first! So, don’t miss this month’s Patreon Livechat (Sat 13th Adelaide time) or the February ‘Behind the Scenes’ video. Become a Patron! Newsletter subscribers – watch out for this month’s newsletter – for your sneak peek announcements. Image Text: Shhh… I’ve got a secret. Some new projects…

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MassCon 2021 – Wrap Up

I love online events. Not only does it ease my social anxiety, it allows me to meet new friends and catch up with existing friends (and writers, and steampunks) from all over the world. This weekend, the local Adelaide SF/F group, Critical Mass, held their (usually) annual mini con online. The organiser, Roman (a friend),…

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Vale

Some people or characters are so iconic, they leave their mark on generation after generation, even while they are still alive. Each decade they renew their place in our affection, until they become part of our personal psyche. We feel we know them. We begin to believe they will live forever. So, when they venture…

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Guest Blog Post at ‘The Passing Place’

It’s Indie October over at Mark Hayes’ blog, The Passing Place.  It’s not an easy journey for authors. 2020 has seen Covid lockdowns, government budget cuts for the Arts, an apparent paper shortage and print delays. It’s even harder for Indie authors… especially when we aren’t taken seriously. Follow this link to read my latest…

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The Serendipity of Procrasti-research Comes Full Circle

This article was first published in March 2016… and finally the research has found its home. I first used aspects of the Lady Alice Mine in ‘All the Glitters’, a short story in the steampunk anthology, Den of Antiquity, 2016. ISBN: 978-0995276727 And now, after almost four years of bubbling in my brain,  A Fey Tale instroduces…

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An unforeseen change of plans…

This time last year I was preparing to release my latest steampunk novel, The Department of Curiosities. I was in New Zealand, with my Dearheart, doing Lord of the Rings tours on the North Island, and finishing up at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival, down South. We had a ball. Met Smaug, stayed in a Victorian…

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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 Scenes #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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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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Obligatory Year in Review, 2019.

Three things have dominated my world this year: writing, steampunk and health. Writing-wise: May saw the publication of my fifth book, The Department of Curiosities. I started this book back in 2012. The manuscript lay unfinished. (How can one write adventure when mentally drowning?) After finding a glimmer of light, with Aunt Enid in 2018,…

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