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June Update

Five minutes earlier, the prismatic cloud had the full range of colours. As it was sunset, it showed mostly the red end of the spectrum. Winter at the Gold Coast has special moments like these. June Update Sincerest apologies to both Adelaide and Melbourne now (as...

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May Update

Cooler weather means steamboat! Also called hotpot. BEST winter warmer and the Thai 'Sukiyaki' dipping sauce I found at the local Asian Grocery is wonderful. So tasty! May Update Oz Comic-Con Sincerest apologies to my Perth fans, due to a mixup at Oz Comic-Con I was...

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April Update

Pink sunset with a storm on the horizon, and a rainbow fragment in the middle of it. Autumn is brilliant!   April Update I delayed updating the blog because I was waiting for confirmation from Oz Comic-Con about the possibility of doing their Perth con in May,...

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March Update

Easterly winds have brought a mass of bluebottles (Portuguese men'o'war) onto the beach. To the far right of the shot is an upside-down Glaucus - a sea swallow - that is a predator that eats bluebottles - and stings as well! I have to be very careful when doing my...

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February Update

Sometimes the Gold Coast isn't the fine, clear and 'blue-sky'-ed as the postcards represent. But even so, the sea has its own special beauty. February Update   2024 is here, and I already have bookings for a variety of workshops, presentations, and appearances....

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Why China Sucks at Innovation, So It Bought the Hugos

New York: I contend that the Party buying control over the juntas in charge of the Philippines and Indonesia doesn’t count as an invasion. - Me, in Minds of Sand and Light This is a follow-on to my little thing about the protests back in October 2019, and looking back...

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January Update

My daughter came up to the Gold Coast for Christmas and we had MANY yum cha overlooking the beautiful Broadwater. Welcome to 2024, everyone! I've already been booked for a couple of things this year, and I have some big Dark Heavens news as well! 'Serpent Princess'...

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December Update

Summer's finally here! And I will be spending a LOT of time on the beach. Plotting. December Update What a wild year it's been. I did four Oz Comic-Cons (I plan to go to Perth next year, don't panic) and the Sydney Book Fair, as well as a whole bunch of workshops and...

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November Update

They took turns hiding in my suitcase, and both of them wanted to come to Sydney Book Fair with me. November Update Book Fair Australia was a huge hit, thanks so much to the organisers for this great fair. 2023 was only its second year, and the turnout was very...

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October Update

  While I was in Sydney for Oz Comic-Con, my daughter took me to the Kowloon Cafe in Burwood that even had a sixteen-seater public light bus. I had Emma's (and my) favourite - baked pork chop on rice. Ho Mei! It's been a wild three weeks and I still have places...

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