NPB Robin L. Harvey, who I introduced through my review of her book, is a journalist by trade. Her journalistic style is, understandably, different to her personal writing: her writing is tailored to the applicable genre. Recently she sent me her online articles for Not The Public Broadcaster: I find this Toronto-based Canadian's writing thought-provoking,… Continue reading Not The Public Broadcaster
PTSD: Poems To Slay Demons Robin L. Harvey approached me for a review of her book: her first work of personal writing (as opposed to her public writing as a journalist). What a delight it was to read this poetry anthology! I hope you enjoy my review. PTSD: Poems To Slay Demons is powerful. Robin… Continue reading Review: “PTSD”
Michael J. Motta In cruising the internet - doing research for a speech - I stumbled onto this article Space-time Management: What the Heck Is That? It spoke to me on so many levels! I invite you to read Motta's original article - or jump straight into my 'take-home messages' and reflections on it. Motta… Continue reading Michael J. Motta
Adam Aitken's new release What a delight it was to receive this book for review! Looking at the slim volume's cover I wasn't sure I would appreciate its contents. I did. Find my ArtsHub review here.
What Lurks In The Woods by Nicole Bell Rick from Stress Free Book Marketing asked me if I would like to read this one: I'm very glad I did, as it is a powerful memoir. Enjoy my 5 star review! ********** What Lurks In The Woods is immediately engaging: Nicole Bell searches for the right… Continue reading Review: “What Lurks In The Woods”
"Gilded" by Marissa Meyer This book is a treasure: a YA/Adult delve into a fairytale land of mythical creatures, medieval-style life (complete with magic, of course) and a plot that reframes Rumpelstiltskin. In this clever book the author's research into the setting and the narrative style is evident. At 600-odd* pages it's a fantastic escape… Continue reading ArtsHub: “Gilded”
"I Hear the Black Raven" Sometimes a real gem finds its way to me: this book is a rarity in its unique style, a real delight! I totally dug this book! Read my Reedsy review here.
"Love & Virtue" by Diana Reid A ripper of a novel, set in the university dorms of a Sydney university and covering topical issues around entitlement, sexual consent and ethical behaviour which have been rife in the Australian press over the last couple of years. If not a game-changer, then definitely a conversation-starter ... or… Continue reading Inaugural ArtsHub Review: “Love & Virtue”
"Shackled Freedom" by Dasan Ahanu I was asked by Rick Lite from Stress Free Book Marketing if I'd like to review this book. I relish books from outside my experience because that's how I learn about the world from other people's vantage points, those from other walks of life ... and as I'm not a… Continue reading Review: “Shackled Freedom”
OutLoud Secondary Digital Slam! 2020 Final Amanda Gorman This time last year this arrived in my inbox from the Wheeler Centre (a place which does everything writing, for and about writers, named after its patrons Maureen and Tony Wheeler of Lonely Planet fame): Here's that reminder you asked for. Tomorrow from 6.15pm (AEDT), you can… Continue reading Inspiring Poetry = Inspired World