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Oooh, Shiny!

This is my William C. Morris Award finalist plaque for Guardian of the Dead! Continue reading

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And a fabulous Winter Veil to all!

MERRY HAPPY, EVERYONE (who celebrates it)! Continue reading

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Mutant Tastes.

I plan to make the terrifying Schadenfreude Pie for Christmas dinner – if there were ever a better time for a pie composed entirely of sugar and fat, I don’t know it – and of course ran into manifold difficulties acquiring the ingredients. Continue reading

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Serious Discussion

I would like to have a serious discussion of pie. Continue reading

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Scandalous Shopping

I feel sorry for small businesses who are being hit hard by the recession, but I’m not sure why I should feel worse for them than for their customers. Mortgage rates have gone up. People have much less to spend. So when I hear, “But people aren’t spending enough on discretionary items!” I mentally translate it as, “But people are being financially responsible!” Continue reading

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Getting My Girly Geek On

Internets, as you know, since I address you constantly as “internets”, I occasionally like to get my geek on.

For “occasionally”, let us read “all the time”. Continue reading

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Teenagers With Bite

I recently wrote a two-part article on why vampires in young adult fiction are awesome, with a selection of some of my recent favourites. Continue reading

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Holiday Season

It is well and truly social season in Melbourne, where everyone I know emails each other and swears that we MUST catch up, really we MUST. On Tuesday I attended the Allen and Unwin end of year party, which, it has to be said, is pretty much the gold standard for Karen socialisation. Continue reading

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My Life In Some More Pictures

About ten days ago, I went to the Melbourne Zoo. I have mixed feelings about zoos, but as they go, Melbourne’s is a nice one – a lot of effort made to keep the animals entertained and active, a lot of care taken in planning their habitats. Continue reading

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My Life In Pictures

Here are some pictures, from a day at home and wandering through my city. Continue reading

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