‘Come to the printing museum,’ they said. ‘It will be fun,’ they said…. To be honest, I wasn’t sure the Penrith Museum of Printing was something I’d be interested in. The whole idea of walking around looking at equipment I have no idea about, sounded boring. In fact, so as ...

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Following a discussion on the closure of Footprint Books I asked my friend Jennifer Jones to write us a few words about this. Footprint Books is an Australian book distribution company founded in 1999 by Kate O’Reilly and Simon Player, both of whom already had several years of experience in ...

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Today’s special article was written by my friend Sally Jane Smith. She shares the highs and lows of her past year. Sally ‘s article has a lot of good advice. National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo) is an annual online challenge in which you undertake to write a 50,000-word manuscript ...

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Writing James Gong: The Big Hit Publisher: Hybrid Publishers Distributor: New Holland RRP $16.95 ISBN: 978-1-925736-44-1 Paul Collins has supplied me with a few words talking about his new book James Gong: The Big Hit. I always a guest writer. Over to you, Paul… I originally got the idea for ...

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Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cautionary Tale. (Researching Viola Stewart’s Adventures.) Guest blog post by Karen J Carlisle. I’ve always loved researching, learning new little factoids and exciting titbits, especially when it was for my own satisfaction. It started with world-building when I ran D&D games in the early 80s ...

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I don’t normally put a book in twice but a discussion with a Buddhist friend on Facebook prompted me to ask him to read the book and give me his take on it. Thank you, Andrew. Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye Having read many texts and been a student ...

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Fight Like A Girl – Clementine Ford Clementine Ford’s ‘Fight Like A Girl’ is a fantastic read, as well as an exceedingly brutal read. Ford uses her trademark no nonsense prose to clearly explain the horrors – there really is no other word for it – that women and girls ...

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Okay, I admit it. Life is never dull when transporting a wizard on his crusade against the Nevernever. It isn’t exactly a Sunday picnic either. What with all the vampires and a mysterious man brandishing a sacred sword, it is a wonder my upholstery hasn’t been shredded more often. Honestly, ...

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It’s just fascinating the people you meet online, for some reason I tend to meet a lot of authors…can’t think why. Cassandra Webb has a new book coming out and kindly consented to write a few words for me. Say hello to Cas! New Years Reading Resolutions. So the kids ...

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It is indeed idle to get between a fool and his folly, and I could have done nothing else to convince those fools to save their own lives. I watched them plunge, sled, man and dog through the rotten ice to their deaths, while Buck gazed on, almost impassively. He ...

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Hi, I’m Emily Morgan, you’ll find me at Emily Morgan Writes and I’m very glad to be doing a guest post on Suz’s fantastic blog. Today I’m going to look at Jasper Fforde’s work.  I know that Suzie has reviewed one of his books, Something Rotten, on this blog and she ...

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I am almost ashamed to admit that seeing my sister at the window, her back hunched, shoulders drooping in defeat, gives me a sort of savage satisfaction. I do not need to look past her to know that she is seeing Sara Crewe, wrapped warmly against the cold in her ...

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