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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, 26 February 2012

An apology

I'm going through a sad period in my life due to the serious illness of a family member who is not expected to survive. Now you know this, I am sure you will understand if you haven't heard from me recently, and I would especially like to apologise to any clients I didn't contact with a personal apology. As least one dropped off the bottom of the list and quite understandably wrote me a rather harshly-worded complaint at having paid for an assessment he hadn't received! He graciously accepted my apology when I explained the situation and returned his payment, but it's made me wonder if any other clients have been likewise disappointed. I'm normally an efficient and reliable administrator and I'm sure you realise that the best record-keeping system can fail due to human error in times of stress. I'm getting back into work now, so if you haven't heard from me about your editing job, please do get in touch so I can give you an idea when it will be done.

Thank you for your understanding.

5 comments:

Helen V. said...

I hope things improve for you and your family soon. Having been through something similar I understand how hard it is and how other things tend to fall apart.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Sorry to hear that, Satima. It's never less than stressful when someone dear to you is dying. :-( I am still not over my father's passing back in 2009.

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts, Helen and Sue. It is indeed a stressful time, and I don't think we ever get over deaths, either. We just learn to accommodate them in some recess and bring them out to look at on anniversaries etc. I lost a grandson back in 2010 and the grief, I know, will always be there. However, no death, no life, and we pick up our bundles and trudge on.

But waiting to hear is pretty aweful...

Jo said...

Sorry to hear this Satima. All the best to you and your family.

Satima Flavell said...

Thanks, Jo.

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