That’s right. The Acknowledgements page/s. Or, as they should be more appropriately named, ‘The Opportunity to Inadvertently Burn Bridges and Destroy Friendships’ page/s. Just when it feels like you’re done with the hard slog of getting your manuscript finished and the edits done, you’re confronted with the email from your editor that makes even …

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  One of the highlights of doing the publicity rounds for The Honourable Thief was having the chance to chat with the wonderful Rosemary Puddy of The Book Podcast. It was enormous fun to do – just like sitting down for a catch-up with a friend over a cuppa and a plate of homemade bikkies. Her …

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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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A funny exchange with a friend recently. Already rather bemused by my fairly colourful/convoluted/dysfunctional career path, she overheard me discussing my forthcoming publications with another friend. “A COOKBOOK? WHAT!? You’ve written a bloody COOKBOOK now?” she exclaimed. No, I explained. Not a ‘cookbook’. But a ‘Cook book’. As in – a book about James Cook, …

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