Wednesday, 24 December 2014

40 Years Anniversary of Cyclone Tracy

Forty years ago, I recall waking up as a thirteen-year old, at my grandmother's house in Sydney on Christmas morning. My parents told me that, overnight, the city of Darwin had been destroyed by a cyclone they called Cyclone Tracy. Many were dead and injured, and many had lost everything. I think this disaster has stayed with me for so long since Christmas is supposed to be a happy and joyous occasion, which it certainly was not for many Australians that Christmas Eve of 1974.
 Scenes of the devastation.

My short story collection, Friends, Family and Other Strangers From Downunder, which is currently free on Amazon, features a Cyclone Tracy commemorative story: Santa Never Made It.

Friday, 19 December 2014

More about Author Collectives...

For the sixth in our ongoing series of Author Collective interviews, I am pleased to welcome Chris Casburn (writing as Christopher Joyce), member of CHINDI, a Chichester network of independent authors, today on the Triskele Books blog.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Giveaway

Many thanks to the lovely Jo Barton and Jaffa of Jaffareadstoo, for hosting an interview and giveaway.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Those Hysterical Women

My review of Guises of Desire, the story of Freud's Anna O, and fascinating interview with the author, Hilda Reilly on the Triskele Blog today.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Fête des Lumières Lyon

Read my take on Lyon's four-day international light festival in The Good Life France

Photos courtesy of Mary Robinson Hubert...