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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, 6 March 2007

Exeter

I had a lovely day on Sunday: Clare took me to a beaut restaurant called The Hungry Fox for lunch. However, it was the wettest, most horrible day you could imagine and we almost had a head-on collision while getting lost looking for Mr Fox's eatery. There were several tragic accidents as a result of the flooding. One young girl drowned in a fast flowing swollen river and a couple were washed off a jetty in Cornwall and drowned despite all efforts to save them. It was much nicer yesterday, though - today is quite sunny. However, more rain is on the way. Pity we can't send some of it to Oz.

Yesterday, I visited Exeter, which is a lovely, historic city, with little old churches nestling among modern shops. When I return from my trip to the northern counties (see below) I shall have a day walking around the churches and the magnificent cathedral. As is so often the case in this country, the roads were built in past centuries when nothing but the odd cart or herd of sheep would have been driven along them, so for modern traffic flows they are dangerously narrow. Some don't even have footpaths, which turns walking into an extreme sport.

On Thursday I will set off for a bit of tour of the northern parts of the country, which means another 10 hour journey, dammit! However, it will be great to catch up with the many e-cousins I've met through my family history researches and to see the ancestral stamping grounds. Time and money preclude my seeing all the places I'd like, so I'm going to cram as much as possible into three weeks!

My friend Diana in London dragged me along to a yoga class last week. I could hardly walk for two days afterwards so I'd better get back into it while I'm in Perth in May!

2 comments:

Billy Jo said...

Hi Mum .. hope you're having pleasant adventures, with no more floods or snow
xxx

Satima Flavell said...

I'm in Selby, Yorkshire, at present. Will update blog while broadband available:-)

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