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An old heart, an old poem, a new story and the actual tour behind it

When I was deep in the planning and writing of Welcome to Normal and had my radar set for anything story-worthy, my parents came back from a trip to Spain. They had been to there before, several times, but I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Welcome to Normal

Should have posted this yesterday, but I’ve been tied up reading my new book so that I can remember what I did to write it. (One of many great tips from my publicist of the late 90s: read your book … Continue reading

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All Those Ways of Leaving – The Story Behind the Story

All Those Ways of Leaving began with a pathology specimen pot at med school in the 80s. The Pathology Museum at the UQ Med School was, and probably still is, a remarkable place, though we were rarely able to appreciate … Continue reading

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New (Old) Stories, Free Stories

Who knows where ebooks will end up once we’re through this one-time-in-a-few-centuries shake-up of publishing, but it’s time for me to make more of some of their early apparent advantages. Here are three of them: 1. Old stories never die. … Continue reading

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Merry Kindle Christmas and the blip that came to stay

Early this year there was a blip in US book sales that surprised almost everyone. E-book sales in January not only more than doubled e-book sales from the previous January, they grossed more than hardbacks for the first time. It … Continue reading

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