Coping with COVID, an author’s tale
Can I have fries with that?
As a responsible, adult writer, I’m determined to lead the way on COVID-19 response. No jokes about Mexican beer here. We’re taking this pandemic seriously. Also, let’s be honest, that market was aced weeks ago with the fridge meme. This one’s pretty good too. I’ve been trying to work up something on Corona typewriters. Anyone […]
Have superglue, will travel
Writers don’t go on holiday. They just write somewhere else. This week it is Patong Beach, Phuket. Our visit is a small contribution to bolster the Thai tourist economy against the onslaught of coronavirus cancellations. That’s not entirely a joke. We’ve been here four or five times before, and I’ve never known it so quiet. […]
Guerrillero Heroica? I don’t think so!
My beach of the week in the header photo is Puntaarena, Costa Rica It’s not the prettiest strip of sand I’ve ever wandered, but palm trees and all that jungle driftwood give it atmosphere. The tourist stalls were full of fabulous local craft. We bought beaded purses for the granddaughters. The locals were welcoming, the […]
Buy it now!
Sebastien Ochoa, the main man in my action-adventure, The First Guerrilla, is nothing like Che Guevara. I hope that doesn’t disappoint you. It disappoints me. I really wanted to write a book about a guy like Che. The coolest of the cool for 1960s dropouts and cafe bar revolutionaries. I’ve been to Asia, the US […]
One more hour of sunlight
The First Guerrilla is in pre-order on Amazon. Buy it now for US90c – or whatever that is in your local currency. It will be delivered to your kindle on January 14.
It’s October, so Australia goes to daylight saving time. Well, half of it does. In Queensland and Western Australia we just plod on as normal. Believe it or not, despite four referendums on the subject – I only remember two but Facebook insists there were four, so that must be true – the debate about […]
Time for a bit of bragging …. thanks JDS. and Lucy O You buy it here … it’s only 0.99 cents US (and whetever Amazon’s exchange rate calculator makes that on Amazon.com,.au and Amazon.co.uk 🙂 ) https://www.amazon.com.au/Meet-Me-at-Hanging-Tree-ebook/dp/B07TD1BP15/ Reviewers are the most wonderful people – provided they give you more than 3, I guess – reviews […]
Welcome to Western Australia – a Mother’s Day story
Tom Cruise has done some pretty dumb things in my opinion. Dumping Nicole Kidman. What the hell was that? The whole Scientology thing, but I mustn’t mention religion. Reacher is completely unforgivable. Yet I can’t help loving the little guy. Top Gun’s the best. The Mission Impossible movies are close behind – except for one […]
It’s Mother’s Day in Australia, so here’s a story about a hero mum. It’s called Welcome to Western Australia and it’s based on my mother-in-law’s reminiscences about life in the Graylands migrant hostel in the early 1960s. Thanks Enid! —— Mary thanked the driver, tucked her purse strap into the crook of her elbow and […]