Traveller – Inceptio

Posted on May 23, 2017

Traveller – Inceptio by Rob Shackleford Reviewed by Meghan Brewster What if you could travel 1,000 years into the past? What would you do? What would you change and where would you go? These are the questions raised in the first book, Traveller – Inceptio, of Rob Shackleford’s recently published science fiction trilogy, the “Traveller” series. The novel begins with a mysterious character, Michael, alone in the woods. We see ...

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An Artist Residency in Motherhood

Posted on April 12, 2017

The Artist Residency in Motherhood is a self directed, open source artist residency intended to empower and inspire artists and writers who are also mothers. The concept is simple yet ground breaking, turn towards motherhood for creativity and not away. Participants of the program are encouraged to work with their children, drawing on their experiences as a mother and to encorperate family into their practice and method. An Artist Residency ...

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About The Book, Book Festival 11th of March

Posted on January 18, 2017

I am so excited to be taking part in the ABOUT THE BOOK festival in Merimbula on the 11th of March, 2017. About The Book is a celebration of all aspects of books; those who read, make, design, create and repurpose them. For one day, About the Book festival will host talks, displays, stalls workshops demonstrations and storytelling throughout the town of Merimbula. I'm excited to be there chatting with my good friend Kate Liston, and ...

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I’m Launching Another EBook!

Posted on January 16, 2017

In 2015, I published my first book, HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE. In 2016, I published my second book, BELLIES, BABIES AND BRUISES. Bellies, Babies and Bruises is a book very close to my heart. I wrote it while pregnant with my son. I documented everything about being pregnant with ITP, as it was happening, while researching ITP and pregnancy complications and interviewing other women who had gone through the ITP Pregnancy journey. BELLIES, ...

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The Ornament, A Christmas Microfiction

Posted on December 15, 2015

A Story Edith would always remember the day she could take her ornament home, a wooden star glued together from pop sticks.  All week she had been watching it swinging in the window, the red paint turning rubbery and hot in the afternoon sun.  She had smeared the tips in thick glue and dipped them into rough chunks of gold glitter.  A tiny gold bell hung from the middle.  On the back read the letters EG: Edith Granger.  There would be no ...

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How Falling Pregnant Helped My Writing Career

Posted on November 19, 2015

Feature image from ENTREPRENEUR “The idea that motherhood is inherently somehow a threat to creativity is just absurd.”  TELEGRAPH As a 29 year old, heterosexual, female, freelance writer currently working on my first piece of long-form creative fiction, I didn't expect falling pregnant to come as such a boost to my writing career. While studying Creative Arts at Sydney University my lecturers weren't shy about stating that if I ...

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On Writing and Publishing a Book

Posted on October 4, 2015

I recently released a book, HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE.  After a long time writing and even longer editing, I decided to self-publish.  It was hard, but it all made sense.  Here's how it all went down. Writing the Book Writing How to Heal a Bruise took about a year.  I wasn't writing the book full time, but I was always thinking about it.  How to Heal a Bruise is about living with the autoimmune disorder Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP), and ...

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I’m Launching An eBook!

Posted on September 7, 2015

I was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia when I was 22 years old.  I struggled to read dense medical journals and scholarly articles to learn more about ITP.  What was missing from the ITP conversation was information from other patients, about what immune thrombocytopenia was really like. In 2012, I set up ITPANDME.  Three years later, it’s one of the largest ITP blogs in the world. HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE is an account of my ...

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Winter News, Post Festival Blues

Posted on June 16, 2015

Feature image from ANNABERGER I find Winter such a wonderful  time to write.  There is nothing like sitting inside beside the fire (the flue that comes up through the floor of my office) and listening to the rain while punching away on the keyboard. Sydney Writers Festival I think I have post Sydney Writers Festival blues.  Probably because I spent too much money on books at the festivals and came with no money to pay my rent. ...

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Book Reviews

Posted on May 14, 2015

Feature image from PICCSY Critical Reading I recently started to review works of fiction.  I know that I am probably not qualified to be writing reviews of other books yet, but I it seems like the best way to improve.  This is how we grow.   (more…)

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