Today is Anzac Day

North Beach, Gallipoli Peninsular; Turkey. The point at which Australian Troops first landed at Gallipoli and traditionally the focus for Australian Dawn services. It must be because I grew up hearing the stories about what Australian and New Zealand troops achieved (and died achieving) during the First and Second World Wars, that Anzac

2017-04-19T12:54:52+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |


  Can you name the most expensive bauble in the world? If you said a Fabergé Easter Egg, you're only half-way there.  Which particular egg is the most expensive, ever? Did you know, nearly every egg ornament made by Peter Carl Fabergé has a name, and has a recorded history?  Experts believe there may be as many as

2017-04-13T09:30:58+00:00 Tags: , |

Ron Collins and his Science Fiction

  I was fortunate to interview Ron Collins recently, as part of the science fiction month here on the blog, to celebrate the launch of New Star Rising (yesterday!). I met Ron and his wife in Oregon last October, although I had been aware of his work before then.  Ron is a well established, award-winning

2017-03-23T15:10:29+00:00 Tags: |

It’s Extraterrestrial Abduction Day

I kid you not.  Being grabbed by little green men is of sufficient noteworthiness to have a day in honour of it. [link] It's the day to watch some great alien abduction movies, like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Signs (so freaky!), and for the more serious take on the theme, my favourite:  The Abyss.

2017-03-17T10:49:59+00:00 Tags: , , |

Breaking the Glass Slipper

  I don't listen to podcasts very often, and therefore limit the shows I do listen to, or my podcast player would quickly explode. One of the more recent podcasts I have begun to listen to is Breaking the Glass Slipper.  It's a great subject.  Here's what they say on their About page: This podcast

2017-03-02T13:33:30+00:00 Tags: , |

Susan Grant’s Jet-Fueled Romances!

I am thrilled to have Susan Grant visit here today, as part of the Science Fiction Romance month, celebrating the launch of Junkyard Heroes, which came out on Thursday. Susan is a New York Times bestselling author, a USA Today bestselling author and a RITA Award winner, too.   She has been published by Dorchester, Berkley,

2017-02-27T16:48:28+00:00 Tags: |

SFR Adventure Author Anna Hackett

I am so very pleased to have Anna Hackett visit here today, as part of the Science Fiction Romance month, celebrating the launch of Junkyard Heroes, which is released this week. I feel a kinship with Anna, as she is Australian, and also lives just north of where I grew up in Western Australia. I

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