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I am a writer, editor, reviewer and dance teacher based in Perth, Western Australia. You might enjoy my books - The Dagger of Dresnia, the first book of the Talismans Trilogy, is available at all good online book shops. Book two, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available again shortly. Book three, The Seer of Syland, is in preparation. I trained in piano and singing at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. I also trained in dance (Scully-Borovansky, WAAPA) and drama (NIDA). Since 1987 I have been writing reviews of performances in all genres for a variety of publications, including Music Maker, ArtsWest, Dance Australia, The Australian and others. Now semi-retired, I still write occasionally for the ArtsHub website, and I still teach dance at Trinity School for Seniors, an outreach program of the Uniting Church in Perth.

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The first novel of my trilogy, The Talismans, is available as an e-book from Smashwords, Amazon and other online sellers. I do have paperbacks of The Dagger of Dresnia at the low price of $AU25 including postage within Australia. I also have a short story, 'La Belle Dame', in print - see Mythic Resonance below. Book two of the trilogy, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available again shortly. The best way to contact me is via Facebook!

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The first two books of The Talismans trilogy were published by Satalyte Publications, which, sadly, has gone out of business. Book one, The Dagger of Dresnia, is up on the usual bookselling web sites as an e-book, and I have a few hard copies to sell to those who prefer Real Paper. Book Two, The Cloak of Challiver, will be available soon. The easiest way to contact me is via Facebook.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Adelaide, South Australia

I've been in Adelaide since Friday night, staying with my daughter Billy Jo and her partner Fab. Eldest son Allen came to visit with Ben, his firstborn, on Saturday and it was lovely to have a family meal. Yesterday we celebrated step-grandson Daniel's fifteenth birthday and tomorrow I move on to Perth, where, until recently, I'd been living for 20 years. I am looking forward, very much, to seeing friends and family members who live there. I think part of me will always call Perth home.

I'm busy editing a thesis for one client and have an astrology report to finish for another. I can see that writing and editing will be well-nigh impossible while I'm travelling - right now I'm using Billy Jo's very slow computer with only dial up. The first morning it took me three hours just to clear my e-mails!:-( Funny how we get used to new innovations so quickly, and how quickly activities catch up. Blogging, which has become very popular since the advent of broadband, is so-oo slow on dial-up I would never have bothered before.

I hope I can get a bit of writing done as I was just getting back into it after my move from Perth to Mount Gambier. I've drafted seven chapters of the new novel and passed them on to my Face2Face group, with whom I will meet on Thursday to hear their verdicts. It will be great to see them again and go to the local coffee shop for lunch, too! I've had some very useful feedback recently from that group and from KSP buddies including Carol Ryles and Helen Venn as well on a couple of short stories I'd like to polish up and send out soon. I hope I can find a good internet café everywhere I go so I can carry on exchanging crits!

4 comments:

Glenda Larke said...

I hope you havw a fulfilling and enriching period of travel, Satima! Bon Voyage...

Billy Jo said...

Hey Mother Dearest .. hope your flight was uneventful, and that you get some 'quality time' with the hordes in WA in the few days you have!
Safe and happy travels!!!
xxx Billy Jo

Elfriede Berigai said...

Hallo Satima, welcome to old Europe!
Good to know, that you had a nice flight. Wish you a good time in England and see you soon.
Sampath and Elfriede

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