Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Book Thief

I started reading it, but it was way too sad. Some books are sad, but you can get past it. This one is probably too well written for that.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Auckland Writers' and Readers' Festival

The Writers' and Readers' Festival in Auckland - I went, I saw, I laughed. I had the good fortune of attending sessions with two very witty writers: one was Alexander McCall Smith (he of the Mma Ramotse fame), the other Sandi Toksvig (a comedian turned writer). To top it all, a workshop with Elizabeth Knox. Who could ask for more? I could and I will: can we please have Lee Child next time?

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith

Elizabeth Knox

Sandi Toksvig

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Reminder: my class is starting next week



Running Down the Stairs, She Put on Her Shoes by Yvonne Walus
 
May 12 - May 25, 2014
Level: Mixed
Where:  The Savvy Forums
Cost:  Premium Members $20 / Basic Members $30

"Running down the stairs, she put on her shoes." Do you know why your editor will tell you to rework this sentence?

Please bring your mug of coffee and join me here.





Friday, May 02, 2014

A character from "Operation: Genocide"

Would you like to know more about Annette Pretorius from OPERATION: GENOCIDE? Now you can. Please read my guest blog here.