To those of you… OK, let’s be honest, now… ALL of you out there who can’t be stuffed working out the whole ‘fast-forward the four hour podcast till you get to the one hour point’ thing, I’m delighted to say that the ABC in their/its infinite wisdom decided to make a standalone feature of my …

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When ABC Radio calls you in for a chat with the fabulous Sarah MacDonald on the nationwide programme, Nightlife, and tells you that you’re going to be transmitting from ‘The Tardis’… … the logical assumption is that you’ve either misheard, or the person giving the instructions is a Doctor Who tragic who has been at the …

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One of the things nobody ever warns you about when you finally decide you want to start writing ‘author’ in the ‘occupation’ box on your bank loan application form… actually, scrub that. Could there be any less attractive career choice to a potential lender of financial largesse? The income stream is less reliable than Centrelink …

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To the Unseen Librarian, custodian of the Unseen Library. Thank you. Reading a review that shows how closely someone has read my story… well, it’s actually difficult to express how gratifying it is to know that the people and worlds I’ve created have been received so well, particularly by someone who makes it his business …

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And, she likes it! Any review that opens with the statement that the book under consideration ‘marks a departure from the books I usually read’ makes me quake in my boots a little. Well, a lot, really. I shouldn’t have worried. The endorsement of Amanda from Mrs B. Book Reviews does count for a great …

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When Booktopia approached me and asked me to throw my hat in the ring with their ‘Ten Terrifying Questions’ feature, I thought to myself – ‘what could be so terrifying?’ Are they going to ask me about myself shameful addiction to trashy gossip sites? Or perhaps they expect me to open up about the times …

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It would be nice to delude myself into thinking reviews don’t count. But they do. Of course they do. It can work either way, of course. I’d be lying if I said I’d never been swayed by a Trip Advisor contributor pointing out the less attractive aspect of having a fully-functioning twenty-four hour nightclub located …

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