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Getting Book Reviews

By |2019-10-27T16:24:02+13:00October 25th, 2019|

Whats the Problem with Book Reviews?

The REAL BUZZ about writing is meeting and talking to so many wonderful readers.

Strangers email me or come up and chat about my books. Some write messages of delight on Messenger or in private emails, which almost defeats the purpose of acknowledging a good book. On request, some have generously copied their comments onto my website or into GoodReads.com, where most of my reviews are […]

Push Over – A short Story

By |2019-11-21T02:20:02+13:00October 7th, 2019|

Push Over – a short story

This is a story about Revenge. First a note from me:

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of violence and sexual assault against women and children in the OECD. After I returned home to New Zealand in 1994, I was astounded at the level of violence within families and have grown more alarmed over the years as the statistics have grown.

Various new laws and […]

The Chemistry of Stories That Bind Us

By |2019-08-26T16:31:52+12:00June 1st, 2019|

The Chemistry of Stories That Bind Us

The power of story-telling and the impact it has on our lives is undeniable.

From ancient cavemen history where blood, charcoal, and ochre communicated before language was born, humans expressed their experiences in stories. Our history abounds with legends and myths, and it seems that nothing much has changed today.

Instead of sitting around a campfire, we bask in the electronic glow of the internet where […]