Charlie Leman honoured me with a chat at the launch of the second in the Jack Muir trilogy, To the Highlands. I asked him to attend the launch because he had spent time in Papua New Guinea. He spoke well of that book and now he has honoured this one. I’ve not been to Africa, … Continue reading A friend’s review
Great year to release a book, she said. I laughed. I needed a laugh. Clearly, it is not a year for book releases – no launches, no public appearances, no signings. Doesn’t matter if it was the best book you ever wrote, the one to get you in the literary hall of fame. Anyway, there … Continue reading The year of the book
Return ticket / Jon Doust. Author Doust, Jon, (author.) Published Fremantle, WA : Fremantle Press, 2020. Copyright ©2020. Content Types text Carrier Types volume Physical Description 261 pages ; 21 cm. Series One boy's journey to man ; 3Doust, Jon. One boy's journey to man ; 3. Subjects Male friendship -- Fiction.Australian fiction.Hitchhiking -- South … Continue reading National Library of Australia – Trove
Plus a bit from Alan Kohler, The Weekend Australian 28/3/2020 I am old now, but I find myself returning to socialism, not the socialism of the totalitarian states, Stalin’s USSR, Mao’s China, Ceausescu’s Romania, Tito’s Yugoslavia, but the socialism of the kibbutz, where everyone gave according to their ability and received according to their need. … Continue reading An excerpt from Return Ticket, featuring Jack Muir as an old man
FREMANTLE SHIPPING NEWS An online magazine all about Freo And I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. Really couldn’t put it down. It wasn’t the story of my life, but I wished, sort of, that it could have been!The novel revolves around everything that happens to Jack while in Israel living on a … Continue reading Review snippets
Thanks, Tash. https://youtu.be/3YWVEhpzT-k
Am I excited? No. Will I be? On the nights? Probably. Here are the two launch dates.
Not long before I left the city to drive south and live forever, I stopped at a roundabout to let a chap go on before me. He had been there first and, although I had right of way, I decided to let him move. He refused. As I moved past I waved and he gave … Continue reading Round and Around
The book is not out yet, a few more days to run out, but here are some pics to whet your appetite and to help me get used to this new blog site. 1 - Jane Hebiton Tassell from WTV.2 - speaks for itself.3 - paparazzi at Fremantle Press Breakfast Pitch.
FOR those of you who have not followed the career of Micky "Chunky" Norris, here are a few details and photos of his trip to Palmerston North, NZ, earlier this year. Palmerston North, South, East and West, is the epicentre of all that is the best of New Zealand and home to the New Zealand Rural … Continue reading THE BIG SPIT 2019