The “let go” basket.

While on holiday, recently, I read Debra Adelaide’s novel, The Household Guide to Dying (Picador/Pan Macmillan, 2008). What a wonderful book! Some of you may be wondering: what’s she doing reading something so gloomy? A few years ago, I spent a short time...

Thanks!

I’d like to thank all the spammers who regularly visit this site. A number of you have been faithful followers of my blog since day one and, even though you’ve yet to make it into the comments section, I appreciate your faithfulness and respect your...

Goats or sheep?

We just returned, yesterday, from a holiday interstate. We stayed in a “pet-friendly” cabin, tucked away in lush farmland, near a state forest and only a 20 minutes drive from the coast. The place was well-equipped with decrepit-lady-friendly chairs; wood...

Are you able?

Have you been watching any of the paralympics? My goodness, those  people are amazing! Swimmers with no arms, hitting the wall with their heads. Men and women running with one, or two, prosthetic legs, and doing times most able-bodied people can’t manage. People...

Wanna-be or will-be?

This week I received an email from one of my editorial clients. He’d submitted his work to the unpublished manuscript section of a literary competition. He intended to use the favourable reviews to help him launch his work as an i-view book. (I hadn’t...