Saturday, October 29, 2011


I managed some more sales and to generate more interest in The Election today at the Mudgeeraba Street Party. The Party itself was a great success and the weather even held out for us despite the threat of an afternoon thunderstorm.

Friday, October 28, 2011


The Indie Authors' Festival went well today. There were a lot of interesting people talking about different aspects of writing and I met some great people with similar interests to mine. Michael Jacobson from The Gold Coast Bulletin was the chairman for my session and asked some pertinent questions of myself and the other author on my panel, Kathleen Stewart. There was also strong interest in my book The Election.

My literary weekend isn't over of course. Tomorrow I'll be sharing a stall with other local authors and we will hopefully get a lot of sales, particularly this close to Christmas.

Friday, October 21, 2011


I'm excited about next weekend. Saturday is the Indie Authors' Festival at Robina at which I'll be a guest author and Sunday is the Mudgeeraba Street Party. Along with a few friends I will be selling copies of The Election there and of course it will be for sale at the Indie Authors' Festival as well.

I'm just about out of my second print run now on The Election and if all goes well over the weekend I'll have to order more.

The Street Party is looking good. Only the weather can spoil it now.

I'm currently reading The Masada Protocol a self-published novel by American author Lee Broad. So far so good. It's an interesting read particularly as so much is set in Israel, not only an unusual setting for a novel but given my vacation there this year I can visualise a lot of the places mentioned.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I just finished reading Kay Danes' Beneath The Pale Blue Burqa. While I found it an interesting read and certainly thought provoking I didn't enjoy it as much as I did her previous work Standing Ground. That said, she's a remarkable woman and a credit to society.