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Ursula Bethell: Day Three

Today I got to work at 11:30am, had a long, useful, fun lunch with a friend-slash-linguist, and left at 5:30pm with 2000 more words in the bank. 2k a day is what I’m aiming at in this messy, get-it-out, fix-it-later … Continue reading

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Ursula Bethell: Day Two

This residency involves pigeons. They roost outside my window, cooing and billing. The Brutalist concrete of the Karl Popper building is probably the closest architectural equivalent to the rocky cliffs that were their perches before the smart monkeys showed up, … Continue reading

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Ursula Bethell: Day One

I am fortunate enough to be spending the next six months as one of two University of Canterbury Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence, which is definitely the longest job title I have ever had. PROOF: This is due to the … Continue reading

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Guardian of the Dead, and asexual representation in 2017.

In 2006 I wrote the first draft of a book that became Guardian of the Dead. In 2008 I sold the publishing rights to Little, Brown and Allen and Unwin. On April 1st, 2010, the book was published. The novel … Continue reading

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Trifecta

There aren’t many foods I won’t eat. Marmite, sure, but everyone hates Marmite. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to make your mouth as miserable as theirs. This was more difficult to work around when I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Lamb for burnt offering

Yep. I set dinner ON FIRE. Wednesday Night: Crusted Lamb and Couscous Salad (and FLAMES). Here were the ingredients. Looks easy, right? Looks safe? The beetroot is hanging out over to the side because I don’t trust it. To be … Continue reading

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Soujourning

My To-Do List for today includes “write blog post”. Oh, how foolish I am. Many things happened from the moment I wrote that item, and internets, I am awash with things I simply must tell you. One blog post will … Continue reading

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Nice, no, awesome, yes.

This picture represents my last, desperate move, which was to steal Mary’s parasol and twirl it becomingly. Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Shattering!

Would you like to see the Australian/New Zealand The Shattering cover?
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The Shattering Cookie: Meet Sione

Sione inched a bit closer to the bus window and wished, for approximately the 912th time, that he’d had the guts to say no to Janna. Continue reading

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