Sort of but not really. This is my third cycle through the alphabet, I’ve had issues with various letters but have managed to sort something out at some point, today it’s just not happening. I’ve found one ‘writer’ for Q who has won several awards for best unpublished manuscript but I can’t actually ...

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The Word Ghost by Christine Paice If I were a poet like Paice I’d be composing this article in rhyme but poetry and I rarely agree so I’m afraid the words will have to be slung together in a different way. Having bribed her family to live with her in ...

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Mietta’s Italian Family Recipes by Mietta O’Donnell I never thought I’d have such trouble with O. I found it a challenge to find someone with this letter for whom I could actually find something to write. It seems a travesty to refer to her as O’Donnell when she is iconicly known by her first ...

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Pippa’s Perfect Ponytail by Julie Nickerson It’s that time of week when I head out in the wilds of the internet and find an Australian author. The hunt was exhaustive, I hunted high and low and every bit in between…to be honest all I did was check my spreadsheet and ...

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Sophie Masson is a fascinating writer, she seems to have a wide range of abilities. From fantasy to historical war fiction to non-fictional essays. I found this one and was very impressed with the information and the writing style, very easy to read. I fell in love with the name of this ...

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You know, there’s always a reason why I pick a person to scribble a few words on, sometimes the reasons don’t make a lot of sense but I have to choose somehow. Lowndes spoke to me, in my mind’s ear she sounds totally ocker as if she’s got a rather strine ...

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Songket / This Territory by Noëlle Janaczewska Sometimes I find the most amazing people through liking the look of their name. Janaczewska is more of a playwright than anything else, she doesn’t shy from sensitive issues and from the look of her plays she’s really awesome at showing us the entire ...

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Jinny & Cooper by Tania Ingram I came across Ingram today and loved Cooper. Cooper is a pet rat who helps Jinny get through things and if you love Cooper as much as I do then you can go to Ingram’s website and down the pattern so your child can have ...

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Ancient Future: The Dark Ages by Traci Harding Harding shows that anything is possible whether you were bad at English at school, a terrible speller and dyslexic it is still possible to write a really good book, or even several really good series of books. In my stalking of her I ...

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Kerry Greenwood, everyone’s heard of Greenwood. She’s the lady who found Phryne Fisher in her subconscious and quickly shared her with everyone else, again, and again, and again before they were found and shared on screen. I’m going to admit I’ve never read a Greenwood book but before but I’m sure ...

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There’s something that’s been totally fascinating me at events such as SupaNova, Armageddon (now called AMC Expo) and other events such as these which include “stars” from movies and TV series. If you’re not familiar with them let me explain a little. AMC Expo is an amazing event whereby you have a ...

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Who else would I write about for F? Actually, there is Jackie French but I think Fox is more appropriate. Born 1946 with rather interesting ideas and now semi-retired. Her first book, Possum Magic, was written in 1978 but it took five years and several publishers before someone in Omnibus ...

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