Monday, November 29, 2010


It was gratifying to receive yet another positive review of "The Election," this time by Carolyn Davis for The US Review of Books. The review can be seen at for a month but it's also on my own website

My talk at the Helensvale Library is coming up this Friday. I'm really looking forward to that. I understand it is being actively promoted by the library so hopefully there'll be a good number of people attending. Better still if it translates into more sales.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Saturday's meetings (both committee and general) of the Gold Coast Writers' Association went well. I have been chosen as this month's Member of the Month which was gratifying given the short period of time I've been a member.

There was an enlightening talk by children's author Peter Taylor although writers of children's and young adults' books would have benefitted most.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I had a great comment from a book club member the other day on my manuscript Calvus. It was to be one of two books for discussion at their next meeting. I hope it went down well with all the members and I look forward to hearing further. In any event it was great encouragement to receive positive feedback from an avid book reader and impetus for my current submissions of that particular manuscript to mainstream publishers and quality agents.

Friday, November 5, 2010


The Election was mentioned again in today's Gold Coast Bulletin as their reviewer, Michael Jacobson agreed to reprint it today without errors! This time the price is right, my name is spelt correctly and my web address is mentioned so anyone interested can buy it online. I'm most grateful to Michael for taking the trouble to do that.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Sunday was Mudgeeraba Fun Day and I manned the Chamber of Commerce stall for a while. I managed to sell just one copy of "The Election" but a sale is a sale and I was only there for an hour or so after the Day officially opened.

I thought it was a lost opportunity for local businesses though. Some people said they had only heard of the event by word of mouth, not from any advertising and two actually said they did not realise Mudgeeraba had a Chamber of Commerce. I also think it would have been better if we had not run out of things to give out only an hour into the Day. A lot of businesses who are Chamber members did not provide anything, not even a brochure, to give out which was disappointing.

But those who turned up seemed to enjoy the day and with any luck it will be an annual event and we can learn as we go along.