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Public Praise, Self Stretch

Khyati Gautum

I'm not sure what it is about the Indian psyche that make India's inhabitants such avid book readers: lucky for me, though! Khyati runs a site called Bookish Fame, where she reviews the incredible number of books she devours. Click here to find her review of my book, Journey into the Shadow and the Sunshine.… Continue reading Khyati Gautum

Admirable Artists

Thrive at Midsumma

Midsumma Festival is a Melbourne fixture. Running from January into February, it's a celebration of everything queer. The program features arts of all kinds, and many of the offerings do tours of the regions as part of the increasingly visible, burgeoning Pride Festivals. My transfem thespian daughter gravitates towards the queer community in all aspects… Continue reading Thrive at Midsumma

Scintillating Screen

TV: “The Orville”

Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" is science-fiction laced with action and computer-generated imagery. Both the action and the CGI are impressive, although they don't do much for me: I've never been excited by immense chase scenes, or a screen flooded with special effects. Both scenarios are meant to overwhelm the senses, I guess, but I find… Continue reading TV: “The Orville”

Mindful Musings

A new year = new beginnings

The Perfect Time is Now 2022 turned out to be a year of 'hibernation and healing' for me: things happened that were beyond my control, forcing my attention inwards towards intense introspection until I could process all that welled up inside of me. (And for a long and very stressful time, that seemed never-ending, limitless!)… Continue reading A new year = new beginnings

Admirable Artists, Marvellous Music, Reflective Reviews, Self Stretch

ArtsHub: most popular reviews

My review on Elvis: Direct from Graceland was one of ArtsHub's most popular reviews this year! I am chuffed to have my work listed in this space: writing can be a lonely occupation, with the volume of output not necessarily matching the volume of feedback, so gifts like this are validating, confirming that my writing… Continue reading ArtsHub: most popular reviews

Admirable Artists, Wonderful Writing

Author Interview: Danielle Dayney 2

Danielle Dayney (Photo courtesy of  Kerry Mulhern) I had the great pleasure of reviewing Danielle Dayney's book, When Love Sticks Around. We then did an interview ... enjoy! This is Part Two of my interview with Danielle Dayney. Read Part One. DANIELLE DAYNEY ON THEME: LOVE AND FAMILY AH: You often state that you didn’t/couldn’t trust… Continue reading Author Interview: Danielle Dayney 2

Admirable Artists, Wonderful Writing

Author Interview: Danielle Dayney 1

Danielle Dayney (Photo courtesy of  Kerry Mulhern) I had the great pleasure of reviewing Danielle Dayney's book, When Love Sticks Around. We then did an interview ... enjoy! This is Part One of my interview with Danielle Dayney. DANIELLE DAYNEY ON WRITING: Annabel Harz: Tell me about your decision to write a memoir: why and when… Continue reading Author Interview: Danielle Dayney 1

Country Canines, Mindful Musings

Holidays

Holiyays! The thing about holidays is that they inevitably end. If they didn't they would be regular life and then they wouldn't be special, they would be the norm. Holidays take me out of routine, quite by force as there is nothing in a holiday place that is the same as at home - even… Continue reading Holidays

Admirable Artists, Bountiful Books, Reflective Reviews, Wonderful Writing

“When Love Sticks Around”

When Love Sticks Around When Love Sticks Around contains first-person vignettes woven into a montage incorporating universal themes of family, love and belonging. It tracks Danielle Dayney’s childhood in Toledo to her married life in Detroit and New York. As a child the author didn’t recognise her family’s poverty, stating that her mother – a… Continue reading “When Love Sticks Around”