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blog 63: In which I play catch-up with the news.

ONCE AGAIN all my good intentions to blog regularly have fallen by the wayside! So here’s a brief and random catch-up of everything I can remember happening since last time I posted. I spent a lot of time at my messy … Continue reading

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blog 62: In which I have to draw on all my vast powers of interpretation!

The other day my petrol driven whipper-snipper/weed trimmer broke down and I had to use a little electric one that was tucked away at the back of our garden shed. Yes, we are a dual whipper-snipper family! Anyway, when I … Continue reading

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blog 61: In which Ms Heckenvaal Waltzes onto Centre Stage.

(WARNING: This blog will be of most interest to readers of the Ishmael series.) The character of Ms Heckenvaal (aka The Wrecking Ball) makes a fairly brief appearance in Ishmael and the Hoops of Steel as the boys’ Modern History teacher. I’ve always … Continue reading

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blog 60: In which I say farewell to 2013 and plunge headfirst (after carefully checking the depth of the water with a stick) into 2014.

A lot of people make a BIG DEAL out of creating a list of RESOLUTIONS at the beginning of each New Year and then they don’t end up keeping any of them. And I should know, because I am one … Continue reading

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blog 59: In which I post 10 shocking and astounding things.

Ok, one of my resolutions for 2014 has GOT to be to blog more regularly! Once again it’s been quite a long time between drinks. Sorry. (Unless you hate reading these blogs in which case, ‘You’re welcome!’) Anyway, in order … Continue reading

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blog 58: In which AustrALIENS invade!

When I’m not tying him to a chair and making him illustrate my ERIC VALE books, my son Joe makes films with his partner Rita Artmann (ARTSPEAR ENTERTAINMENT). Shortly Joe is about to start illustrating the first of 3 spin-off … Continue reading

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blog 57: In which I reveal the first stumbling steps of THE RUNNING MAN.

After reading DC Green’s great guest post about writing the opening to his novel Monster School, it got me thinking about my first book The Running Man and the journey that led to the opening paragraph as it now appears … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: In which Children’s Author and Surf Journalist DC Green drops in for a visit.

I have Guest Blogger! I am officially Stop Nine in DC Green’s MONSTER BLOG TOUR! I’ve never had a guest before so I’m just going to throw all my rubbish under the bed, put some pants, on, splash myself with aftershave and … Continue reading

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blog 56: In which I cover a lot of things quickly but not well.

Well I’ve come to the end of ten straight weeks packed full of school visits and author events, all of which involved on my rough reckoning – 24 Schools, 3 Festivals, 4 States, 9 Cities and 13 plane trips. And I … Continue reading

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blog 55: In which I have a Close Encounter of the Canine kind.

What Rough Beast Is This? Yesterday morning. Ard and I are collecting money in our street for a very good cause. We enter a yard, climb the steps to the front door and knock. A slow, ominous, ten-testicle-deep howling, moaning … Continue reading

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