https://wp.me/p372pG-2zN Plonk a paw on the link above to read all about Mawson’s publisher. Small Presses forever! Young Adult, Gift books, Memoirs, historical fiction, medical dramas, fantasy, myth based story telling, poetry, fairy tales flipped and retold – 100 books in 10 years from Odyssey, where reading is an adventure. There is even a bear you know among those writers. Continue reading Happy 10th Anniversary Odyssey Books!
From the book’s cover: It’s little Grim’s first day at his new school. But the other kids .. call him ‘freak’ and refuse to play with him. A parent drops his kid off at school. Ok, he’s the Grim Reaper, but what of that detail? Just another parent doing a drop off, whatever that parent’s job might be. His son, Little Grim, like every new … Continue reading Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones, by Steff Green and Bree Roldan
Each review is wanted, Each review is good, Your review is welcome In a writer’s neighbourhood. Asking for help: Since the launch of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In I have asked for help. Every writer needs help now. You can do it on social media in the blink of an eye with your Likes, Shares, Comments. Some friends have also posted pictures … Continue reading Your Review is Welcome in a Writer’s Neigbourhood
Jessie Cahalin’s delightful read gives us the ‘ordinary’ worry-wracked decisions and moments of joy in the everyday lives in the village of Delfryn. Each character tries hard to convince themselves they can handle their problems, but none seem able to really go it alone. Then, can any of us? Jim, haunted by the loss of his son and wife, retreats into despondency. Could the visits … Continue reading You Can’t Go It Alone, by Jessie Cahalin
I read three books concerning Crete this month. First, Swallows Dance by Wendy Orr, set in the Bronze Age. Then I read in tandem both a novel and a history on what happened from 1941 to 1945 to the Cretan population, and to others caught up in the invasion and occupation, including soldiers and resistance fighters of Crete, Greece, Italy, Germany, Britain, Australia and New … Continue reading The Girl Under The Olive Tree, and Anzac Fury: Two stories of the Battle of Crete
From the back cover: ‘Leira is starting her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home in pieces. And the goddess hasn’t finished with the island yet.’ 1625 BCE (Before Common Era), the thriving Minoan civilisation of Crete extended out to the volcanic island of Thera. The earthquakes at this time were followed by one of … Continue reading Swallows Dance, by Wendy Orr
Fifty years ago when this world was young, your correspondent’s hobby was War Gaming. I don’t mean shootups on a screen at implausible digitalised foes. There were no screens: we’re talking about the dark ages here. No, this War Gaming was played out with regiments of miniature figurines on a table covered in green paint or cloth and set up with ‘terrain’ cobbled together from … Continue reading Battle Gaming by Terence Wise: Reflections on table top wargaming