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Writing from another gender’s POV

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Aug 022017
 
Writing from another gender’s POV

It can be downright painful to read a book that poorly represents a certain gender. If the author does not have a great understanding of what it means to be male, female, or that squishy place in between, their book […]

#BookReview: Legion Lost By K.C. Finn, review by Gypsy Madden

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Jul 262017
 
#BookReview: Legion Lost By K.C. Finn, review by Gypsy Madden

My blog at LiveJournal (and cross-posted to Goodreads) is where I review books that I read. So, to give you a quick taste of my reviews, I’m sharing one of my latest favorite books by the wonderful indie author K.C. […]

These re-boots are made for walking…

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Jun 142017
 
These re-boots are made for walking...

The latest iteration of Spiderman arrives next week and judging by the multitude of teaser trailers and quirky vignettes for sporting events it’s going to combine all the things that have made Marvel films such as success (namely humour, straightforward […]

Deluxe Apple Pie Cake #recipe

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May 102017
 
Deluxe Apple Pie Cake #recipe

This cake is full of appley deliciousness. It serves however many people you can talk yourself into sharing it with, up to about twelve. This recipe isn’t well suited to cupcakes, but it can be done. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp unsalted butter […]

Slime and the Art of Raising a Tween

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Apr 052017
 
Slime and the Art of Raising a Tween

  Slime is the new craze for kids in our neck of the woods. My daughter has become an amateur chemist, learning how to mix school glue and borax in order to get the perfect, slimy result. In theory, slime-crafting is […]

Cable left, Streaming right

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Mar 292017
 
Cable left, Streaming right

Cable to the left of me, Streaming to the right of me, here I am Stuck in the middle with delight.*   I was luckier than many kids. I grew up in the Los Angeles area. I know. LA isn’t […]

After Ilium by Stephen Swartz – A Review

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Feb 152017
 
After Ilium by Stephen Swartz – A Review

Professor Swartz is a prolific writer. He has published 8 books of fiction since 2012.  “After Ilium” is his first published work, which has made big impression on me.  It was humorous and romantic.  It was well written and he […]

“Girls Can’t Be Knights” by Lee French – A Review

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Feb 082017
 
"Girls Can't Be Knights" by Lee French - A Review

       This is a very different sort of YA story, dealing with a young girl (Claire) who has been orphaned and finds herself in the foster care system.  Trouble seems to find Claire at every turn, until she […]

That Tricky ‘Second Album’

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Feb 012017
 
That Tricky 'Second Album'

It’s one of those givens for ‘bright new thing’ bands that after stunning debut albums, the second album never quite lives up to expectations. I’m sure everyone will throw out their exceptions, but for me The Killers, The Stone Roses, […]

Jan 282017
 
#GraceUnderFire: Mary Shelley

The commonly publicized stories of famous men and women are generally focused on their great victories and glorious successes, and rarely touch for long on the less-than-glorious moments in their careers. And, while I am always inspired by great successes, I am far […]

Cover Reveal For ‘Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar’ And A Quick Word About PaintNET

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Jan 182017
 
Cover Reveal For 'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' And A Quick Word About PaintNET

Now that Christmas and New Year’s has come and gone and the school holidays are nearly over here in Australia, it is time to get serious about edits for my upcoming book, Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar. But, […]