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Amaira’s Fortune

Amaira’s Fortune received an Honourable Mention in the American Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition 2020. Contestants from all over the globe entered stories that had to be written between the first and last lines of Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’. I’m thrilled to get an HM in such a big competition. A squat grey building

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Story Published in Short Fiction Break

One of my short stories has been published in the online literary magazine, Short Fiction Break. Go to https://shortfictionbreak.com/its-time/ to read my story It’s Time. Please comment if you feel inclined to and if you think it worthy, please vote in the Readers Choice Award.

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The Omega Writers Book Fair

The Omega Writers Book Fair usually occurs each year in mid-March, though in 2021 it will be in July because of the COVID pandemic bringing a halt to proceedings. The fair brings together Australasian authors with their readers. There is a Christian theme to many of the books on sale, however, you don’t need to

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How to Stop Your Words from Bumping Into Someone Else’s – we had no idea how far this book would travel when Anna Tullemans and I wrote it.

On 16 April 2012 I spoke with the forensic psychologist (Dr Jenny Howell) assigned to write a programme for therapeutic services to be implemented at the youth detention centre attached to Darwin jail.  You know the one; it was in the media a great deal because of the abuse the guards perpetrated upon the boys and young men incarcerated

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Life in New Zealand’s railway settlements in the 1950s.

Railway families weren’t wealthy, nor abjectly poor, after all, the men were employed. Sometimes, as was the case in our family (before my mother married), a woman may also have worked on the railway, possibly in the Refreshment Rooms on the station or in the ticket office. However, generally, when a woman married, she stayed

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