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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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Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Hal Spacejock Download

I am sorry about the kerfuffle with my Sunday post, which I have deleted. In it, I had tried to praise my children - subtly, so as not to embarrass them or sound like a besotted idiot of a parent - and someone took severe exception to what I'd written and posted a response that was nothing short of vitriolic. If it offended one person it obviously had the potential to offend more, so I deleted the entire post and its comments.

That incident upset me and I needed cheering up. Who better to do that than Hal Spacejock? I am sure most of you are familiar with Simon Haynes's zany hero (although maybe "hero" isn't quite the right appellation in Hal's case) whose space adventures with Clunk, his long sufferering robot sidekick, have already delighted thousands of readers in this country. Overseas readers have had to send to Australia for the series (now up to its fourth course) and of course that's added expense for them, but now they can download the entire first book Hal Spacejock, No Free Lunch, from the author's web site. Go get it here if you haven't already.

7 comments:

Simon Haynes said...

Talking about our own kids can be a minefield, as I've discovered myself over the years. We're all proud parents, and there's nothing wrong with that, except for the risk of offending other parents who may feel we're comparing and contrasting with their children.

Gifted ed is a political football too.

Anyway, thanks for linking to the Hal download, and here's hoping 100,000 people download the book in the next, ohh, 30 days or so. That'd be nice.

Satima Flavell said...

Very nice indeed, Simon. Mind you, I'd like to see them all turn into sales:-) Hey, I guess you and Fremantle Press would like that, too!

Chickenhawk said...

Gudday Mum. I tried your link to the Hal Spacejock download but all I got was a "The blog you were looking for was not found." message. So I went to "http://www.spacejock.com.au/Hal1Download.html" and got it there. I know you have been at me to read one of this series so I guess I no longer have any excuse.... I'll let you know what I think as soon as I've read it.

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks, Chook. I think I put the URL in twice when I pasted:-) All fixed now.

I actually gave Ben a copy of book one for his birthday a couple of years ago, so if you get tired of reading it on screen maybe you can see if he still has it. Then I'm sure you'll want to go out and buy the others, They're a hoot.

Hope to see you when I'm in Adelaide abt 13 June.

Marilyn Z. Tomlins said...

Satima - Yes, it's upsetting when something like that happens. Of course, a parent is allowed to praise a child, so go right ahead and do so again.

I'll check out spacejock.
Marilyn

Imagine me said...

I can't imagine you ever writing or saying anything that would offend. What a pity someone misinterpreted it.

Simon Haynes said...

"Mind you, I'd like to see them all turn into sales:-)"

I'm just about to head off to Fremantle Press now - they've had a bunch of Paypal orders for the books, most of whom asked whether they could get signed copies.

Happy to oblige, me...

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