Book review – Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

I’m not sure if I finished my next book. I read the words, ‘THE END’ several times. But I didn’t actually ready every page. If you’re wondering what I am talking about, then think back to your early reading years when you read the classic, Choose Your Own Adventure books*. Romeo and/or Juliet is one…

Book review – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

A very dear friend recently gave me The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. She was amazed I hadn’t read it and said that as soon as I have, we would watch the movie version together. Her advice to me was, ‘you need to have a childlike imagination when reading this book.’ And I believe…

Book review – Secret of the Sixth Magic by Lyndon Hardy

Many years have passed since I have ventured into the genre of fantasy. Please don’t mistake me and think I haven’t visited the realm of fantasy, because that happens multiple times a day. No, I’m talking about the genre of fantasy. This was a favourite of mine in my teenage years. Perhaps the idea that…

Creative Bubble

Today is the first day of a long weekend and, as I don’t usually work Tuesdays, this means I have the next four days off work. Four days of no commitments. Four days of sleep-ins and doing whatever I want. While many Australians will use the long weekend to go away camping or down the…

Researching fantasy

I’ve have recently started research for my next manuscript, and it is on a topic which I know very little about. I have checked out books from multiple libraries and have raided the children’s sections, just in case there was something basic that should be general knowledge by my age. And all the while I…