The Bumbling Female Mystery Series

The bumbling female mystery series. We all know of them. We’ve probably read a few. What makes them so popular?   For me, reading is about escapism and fantasy, as I am sure it is for most people. I also have that little personal issue about being constantly suspicious and believing that everyone is up…

Under Siege… Again

I’m interrupting my regular programming to write about the apocalypse. Oh, you think I’m being whimsical? Far from it. Australia is under siege by mother nature this January. Fires have devastated NSW, Tasmania and Victoria and floods are destroying Queensland and Northern NSW. On top of all of this, the Telstra Network was down for…

Rainy Days with David Eddings

Cyclone season is well and truly upon us here in the far northern bits of Australia. Looking outside my window at work, the trees across the road are being bowed by the wind, the tarp that I assume was supposed to protect some anal retentive person’s car from the rain has blown off and is…

Changes

This page will be undergoing a couple of them. I’m shredding my veil of anonymity, so I’ll have a shiny new blog name and domain pretty soon. I’ve been accepted into an Associate Degree of Writing. It’s probably not something I actually need to do, but as much as I complain about it, I do…

The Gifted Storytellers: Scammers!

I have learned, since necessity (not mine) compelled me to work on the front desk at work, that scammers are well and truly alive and well. The way they target small business is almost (almost) to be admired in the way they tell half truths and manipulate facts to make it seem they are a…