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Writing Week – The Autopsy

So, here I sit back at work after a week away, doing nothing but writing.

Okay, I lie.

I didn’t just write. I threw temper tantrums. I ate astonishing amounts of choclit and consumed such vast quantities of sugar that for brief periods (before the inevitable sugar crash) I could power
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Have I mentioned …

… the frog cakes?

It’s a month only until I claim the 657 frog cakes in Adelaide that Jason Fischer has promised me.

There may also be some NatCon activity – a programme? Anyone? Oh, and Peter Ball’s novella Horn (Twelfth Planet Press) will be launched.

But mainly, there will be frog
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Book Launch at Conjecture – Horn

Horn
by Peter M Ball
http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com
Book Launch – Sunday June 7th, Conjecture, Adelaide

There’s a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. What starts as a consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and working out the link between
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Rocking out the Ditmar Vote – Short Stories/Novellas*

*snurched from Girlie Jones’ LJ (Apr. 21st, 2009 at 10:11 AM)

Pimping Aussie Short Stories today.

Here’s the collective Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth http://community.livejournal.com/lastshortstory/2008/12/03/ best of 2008 short story reading list:

The Last Great House of Isla Tortuga…Peter M. Ball (Dreaming Again)
On the Finding of Photographs of My Former Loves… Peter M. Ball (Fantasy)
As We Know It…
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Queen Saves the Day

Thanks to Peter Ball for reminding me of the awesomeness of Queen and the Flash Gordon soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfmrHTdXgK4&feature=player_embedded

I fear cheerier already … now where is my golden tiara thingy?

Coming Attractions from Twelfth Planet Press: Horn by Peter M Ball

Coming in June 2009 Horn by Peter M Ball
http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com

There’s a dead girl in a dumpster and a unicorn on the loose – and no-one knows how bad that combination can get better than Miriam Aster. What starts as a consulting job for city homicide quickly becomes a tangled knot of unexpected questions, and working out the link between the dead
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Stray Thoughts on Long Sentences

My writerly posts seem to have been few and far between lately. Possibly because my brain hasn’t been working or has been infected by a case of ‘wombatitis’, which is a lesser known but still virulent strain of laziness. But I have taken some tablets (okay, half a block of choclit) to combat the wombatitis and
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Reason #412 to love Jack Dann

Not only is the man a great writer and a rocking editor, he is a generous professional. He says wise things here and he says nice things here: http://blogs.abc.net.au/articulate/2009/03/flycon-intervie.html