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Apple iBooks Author Event - Mini burgers and Vodka cocktails

Apple iBooks have been great champions of The Sister since its release. Reading the blurb they had written especially for my story, and realising someone at iBooks had actually read it, made me glow as brightly as the Apple on my MacBook. 401 more words


A Quiet Mind

A Café Moment:

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune

at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” 291 more words


Monsanto licenses CRISPR technology to modify crops — with key restrictions

Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development, the company announced on Thursday, a step that will likely accelerate and simplify the creation of crops that are resistant to drought or have consumer-pleasing properties such as soybean oil with fats as healthy as those in olive oil. 154 more words


Short Film in the Works

Here’s a great still from a short film I wrote/directed/did what ever else you can imagine on. It’s called ‘Beast of Kilimanjaro’ and yes, is in some way inspired by Hemingway’s short story…but, clearly, not in the way you’d expect. 31 more words



WOW! Has it really been 2 years since my first novel was published?

Today my publisher contacted me because they needed to renew the ISBN for each edition of the book. 145 more words

Ankylosing Spondylitis

a change in the process

Every writer has his or her own process. Because I began my professional writing career really early and with a strict weekly deadline that I had to meet, aside from all my schoolwork (I was still in high school), I needed to think and write fast and submit as quickly as possible. 508 more words