Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
All you have to do is purchase the book today (paperback, or eBook), November 11th, and then email the receipt to:
She will then email you a link to download the album at no extra cost!
String Bridge: http://www.stringbridge.com/
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Arrival time at the venue - the Croquet Club of South Brisbane at 91 Cordelia Street, West End - is 1:45 pm for a 2pm start.
There will also be two open mic sessions which will include the opportunity to present haikus written in the workshop session.
Ross (karasu) began writing haiku in 1988, and by 1990 had helped to found Australia's only dedicated haiku (& cognate forms) journal -- the quarterly paper wasp, and had undertaken a sponsored tour of Japan.
He is the author of two chapbooks of haiku, has appeared in a number of national and international anthologies (occasionally in translation), and has three haiku set into the BCC's Kedron Brook walking & cycle path.
Sunday 30th October, 2011 - Something for the young ones, family, and friends - a great way to start your Sundary morning.
10:30 - 12:30
Bring your children and your grandchildren to the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens for a wonderful morning of storytelling.
I'm sure there will be lots of wonderful entertainments other than me. But I sure would love to see you there. Please feel free to spread email this far and wide. I love a big, big audience. Contact Marilyn Roberts - [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Why is it that kicking a bloated bit of leather around a bit of grass and bloodying up a lot of other kickers in the process is worth millions when spending hours and hours to create something beautiful, something that adds something positive to the world is valued at what... $5.00 an hour.......? No wonder civilisation is heading down the gurgler!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
About Authors Compare
Sets of questions will be answered by 100 authors around the world so people can compare responses, do statistical analyses with easy-to-calculate percentages, develop ideas about the craft of writing, learn more about their favourite authors, discover the work of new authors in an interesting way, or get facts and figures for journalism and academic papers with easily verifiable source data if people want to look deeper into another person's analysis or statistics. [Steve Rossiter on Authors Compare]
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
To find out more about the authors, go to the site and read the author interviews:
Sushma Joshi, Nepal,
Lorraine Leo, USA,
Heather Parker, UK,
Stephen Conley, USA,
Jake Henegan, South Africa,
Gale Massey, USA,
Bat-Ami Gordin, USA,
Roland D. Yeomans, USA,
Philip Allen Loring, Alaska,
Lucy Cripps, Austria,
Damyanti Ghosh, India,
Julie Christine, New Zealand,
Kirsty Logan, Scotland,
C. N. Nevets, USA,
Aron White, USA,
To celebrate, J.C. and Michelle are holding a competition
with prizes including manuscript critiques, Amazon vouchers and choice of bestseller from Book Depository and more. Contest closes on 15th July so hurry!
- Purchase a copy (or more!) of Stories for Sendai when it releases.
- Email your receipt to storiesforsendai (at) ymail (dot) com.
- One contest entry per purchase--so buy extra copies for your friends/family! :)
- Contest closes on July 15th at 10.00pm GMT. Winners will be drawn randomly.
- To find who the winners are, click here on July 16th.
Monday, June 27, 2011
My review for "100 Stories for Queensland" is pasted below -
A Veritable Choc Box - Whatever the flavour you favour it's here!
If life is a box of chocolates, then this is the ultimate assortment! This collection is a remarkable mix of stories across numerous genres with something to suit, no matter what your tastes, age, or background. The stories have been drawn from all over the globe and all round Australia. A smorgasbord and it is all for a very good cause, helping Queensland's flood victims rebuild their shattered lives.
Whether you are an animal lover [try "Kittens!" by Sam Adamson] or you want a belly-laugh of a read [try "Why Can't I take Life Easier?" by Keith Havers], something multicultural ["Cake" by Lunar Hine or "Burka" by Sylvia Petter], a story of unrequited love with a twist ["Her Smile", Emma Newman], SciFi adventure ["Transmutator" by Devin Watson or "Drake M. Causeway" by Tomara Armstrong], a tale for the nature lover ["The Speaking Tree" by Alan Baxter or "The Miracle Tree" by E.N. De Choudens], the psycho drama [“Daisy” by Theresa Milstein] or something a bit trippily surreal and poignant at the same time ["Surviving the Kitchen Tiles" by Jessica Bell], it is all there. All collected together for you to dip into at your pleasure, whatever you mood, there will be a read for you!
And there is, as the adman says, MORE! At the end of the volume is a collection of 17 bonus stories, including the novel in miniature "Summer at the Sugar Palace" by Tanya Bell, the boy's own adventure of "The Quest" by Trevor Belshaw, "Clutch" a cruise ship romance with a difference by Jodi Cleghorn, my own tragi-comic "Her Ladyship Awaits..." under my other persona, J.R.McRae, and the uplifting and delightful "Smile" by Stacey Larner.
Short story collections have gained a new impetus with the advent of e-books, i-pads and Apps. A short story is the ideal way to indulge your reading passion on the move, waiting for a bus, train, plane or lift. They are the ideal online read during coffee-break or welcome diversion whilst whiling away time because your partner, lover, friend or colleague is late.
If you know someone going on a cruise or a long journey or a reader with eclectic tastes, this is the perfect present! It is like a box or Haigh's assorted chocs, you just can't wait to dip in! Do yourself a flavour! BUY IT!