On Monday morning the 15th of February, the day after Valentines Day, I received an email from Queensland Writers Centre notifying me that I had won the GenreCon Short Story Competition. Its a good thing no-one was home at the time, because I was screaming. This competition took over QWC’s regular Right Left Write flash… Continue reading Winning the GenreCon Short Story Competition
Tag: Crime fiction
What’s The Best Crime Fiction Book You’ve Ever Read?
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Share yours in the comments!
So What Now?
July 20th marked the end of Paid To Dance, a book series I had been working on since 2016. It is the end of an era, but I am ready to close the book on this particular chapter (pardon the pun) and get started on something fresh. I'm going to take it easy for the… Continue reading So What Now?
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 31- Saint Nahi’s Church & Central Mental Hospital
Wow, I can't believe I have come to the end of my marathon 31-day blogging effort! I have absolutely adored reliving my 2017 trip through this series of blog posts. I hope you have enjoyed coming along on the ride with me, and that you have learned all about Ireland through pictures! For my final… Continue reading Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 31- Saint Nahi’s Church & Central Mental Hospital
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 18- Kinvara
Day 18: Kinvara Kinvara (Irish: Cinn Mhara, meaning "head of the sea"), also spelled Kinvarra, is a sea port village located in the southwest of County Galway. It is located in the civil parish of Kinvarradoorus in the north of the barony of Kiltartan. Kinvara was my third stop on my trip, and I came here with… Continue reading Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 18- Kinvara
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 16- Salthill
Salthill (Irish: Bóthar na Trá) is a seaside area in the City of Galway in the west of Ireland. There is a two kilometer long promenade, locally known as "the Prom" overlooking Galway Bay. I came to Salthill upon the recommendation of my Airbnb host Laura. I was also interested in locating the Salthill garda station as part of… Continue reading Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 16- Salthill
International Women’s Day Feature Author: Lea Scott
From the time Lea Scott picked up her first crayon, creative writing has been one of her lifelong passions. Her mother’s cupboards are filled with self-illustrated books and stories penned from an early age. Other random life skills she has gained along the way include the ability to bait her own fishhook and shoot with a… Continue reading International Women’s Day Feature Author: Lea Scott
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 7- Cherry Blossoms
Day #7: Cherry Blossoms in Galway This was one of my first days in Galway, and a friend of my AirBnb host had offered to give me a tour of the city. This delightful setting was directly across the street from the Mill Street Garda Station, the main police station in the city of Galway.… Continue reading Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 7- Cherry Blossoms
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 6- National University of Ireland (Galway)
Day #6: The National University if Ireland (Galway) The university opened for teaching in 1849 as Queen's College, Galway with 37 professors and 91 students. A year later it became part of the Queen's University of Ireland. The Irish Universities Act (1908) made this college a constituent college of the new National University of Ireland,… Continue reading Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 6- National University of Ireland (Galway)
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Photos. Day #5: Ballinasloe
Ballinasloe is a town in the easternmost part of County Galway in Ireland. It is one of the largest towns in County Galway with a population of approximately 7,200 people. I came to Ballinasloe to research St. Brigid's, formally the Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, opened in County Galway in 1833. Standing on the edge of the village,… Continue reading Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Photos. Day #5: Ballinasloe