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I am a writer, editor, reviewer and dance teacher based in Perth, Western Australia. 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. 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.

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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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Sunday, 25 February 2007

The Old Country

Here I am in England after a nine year gap. Having only landed yesterday, jetlagged to the max, I have nothing to report on the place yet, except to say that my friend Diana has made me very welcome and I've been shopping in Sloane Street:-) Oh, and they don't sell Psyllium husks here, dammit. I had a feeling that I should have brought some from Oz, but as so often happens I let my thinking override my intuition. You can buy Psyllium husks and seeds packaged up all fancy -like for medicinal purposes, but the asking price is outrageous. I think I'll just let the cholesterol go up for now!

In Perth, I caught up with a dozen or more friends, including Helen, who had just finished the amazing Clarion South writers workshop. (What, envious? Me?) Helen is one of several good friends I met at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre in Greenmount. KSP runs wonderful workshops and classes for would-be writers and they have some fun activities too. On 10 March they have an open day - if you live in Perth and are interested in writing, get yourself up there and find out about the place and what you can do there. Several really fine writers are on the KSP literary board. I have learnt so much from people such as Lee Battersby, Stephen Dedman, Dave Luckett and Juliet Marillier that I'll be eternally grateful to KSP for sponsoring their workshops. And the workshops are never very expensive, either!

5 comments:

Elfriede Berigai said...

Elfriede Berigai hat gesagt...

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

Satima Flavell said...

Hey Elfriede! Good of you to stop by:-) I'm really looking forward to seeing you at Easter and to learning a bit about Germany. It will be my first ever visit to the continent so I'm really excited!

Billy Jo said...

Hope you got some rest!!
xx Billy

Imagine me said...

Great to hear from you, Satima. Just wish I was there too. Enjoy yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Satima, HOpe you had a wonderful birthday yesterday and that you are not too jetlagged and going into withdrawal without the husks! It is 39 degrees here today so you will be pleased to be in a cooler climate. Going to a BBQ this afternoon and maybe followed up by a spa so looking forward to cooling off there. I'm vacuuming NOW!!! Believe it or not. Love Nicola xx p.s. I have MSN messenger on too now new hotmail zaharasbw@hotmail.com if you can use that too while you are there.

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