Spring has Sprung

Australia is leaving the colder months behind and the mercury will soon begin to rise. My moods and motivation levels tend to reflect the temperature, dipping with the cold and rising with warmth, so last month’s goals may have been a bit ambitious. I managed to read five books to complete a winter reading …

Book Reviews: August Reading Round-up

For a number of different reasons, I didn’t manage to blog many of my book reviews last month, so I have decided to do a round-up instead. I read five books to complete the Aussie Winter Reading Challenge: The Good Daughter by Honey Brown (Mystery): Rebecca Toyer and Zach Kincaid each live …

NYC Midnight Screenplay Competition – Round 3

I made it through to the final round of the NYC Midnight Screenplay Competition. ? Like before, I wasn’t expecting it. Not because I didn’t think my entry was good enough, but because I’d read some of the other scripts submitted in my heat, including the entry that (deservedly) came …

Book Review: Vigil by Angela Slatter

Vigil wasn’t at all what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. The story takes place in a modified version of Brisbane which has both the normal human elements as well as those of the Weyrd. It follows Verity’s investigation into the Weyrd’s involvement in the disappearance of normal human children, including a more personal element, and becomes more complex with added layers of intrigue as the novel progresses.

Book Review: The Patterson Girls by Rachel Johns

The Patterson girls are reunited at Christmas in their home town of Meadow Brook in South Australia. They are their to help their father who is grieving the loss of their mother and struggling with running the family motel. It is here that the four sisters uncover a curse bestowed upon the family generations before. The sisters then part to return to their lives, or start new ones with the curse running through their minds and affecting their decisions. The story does drag a little in the middle, but that’s because we are given four characters to follow. For most of them, the curse weighs on their minds and they react in ways that aren’t entirely rational.