Can you believe it's only 10 days until Christmas, and 16 days till the end of 2016. I hope that when you reflect back you won't put too much pressure on yourself. It was another year - good or bad - and we need the yin and yan to keep the balance. You're almost there, just one more coffee chat for this year . Today's guest is Martin Rodoreda, a Sydney born and based writer with a love of speculative fiction and ancient history. Martin’s writing draws on contemporary themes and seeks to combine action, fiction and social comment into worlds that are simultaneously familiar and foreign, realistic and extraordinary. His debut novel Salvage is set in Sydney in the near future, Salvage projects current political and environmental trends into a dark and dangerous future world. His second novel will transport the reader backwards in history by nearly 2,500 years to the ancient Greek civilisations of Sparta, where a young boy must find a way to grow and thrive in Sparta’s
Greetings! I'm running a giveaway on Goodreads. Win 1 of 10 print copies. Due to the high cost of shipping this is open to US residents only. Sorry. Starts December 20 ,2016. Ends February 28, 2017. Put this in your diary! And good luck. Goodreads Book Giveaway Welcome to the Apocalypse by D.L. Richardson Giveaway ends February 28, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway
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Christmas is getting so close. I haven't even begun to shop, and the number of days left to finish everything I want finished are running out. But you know what, who cares? It's the end of the year, not the end of the world. so sit down and have a cup of coffee or tea and let life go about its business while you go about yours. Today on my blog I have American-born and now Aussie author Laura E Goodin who has just released her debut novel " After The Bloodwood Staff" . Welcome Laura, DL: Firstly, since this a virtual coffee chat, how do you have your coffee? Are you a morning or afternoon person? LAURA: I blush to say I absolutely detest both the taste and the perfidious nature of coffee. Such a betrayal: it smells so good, and tastes like burnt things. No, I drink tea (black) to write or to relax, and Diet Coke when I need to do things that are neither of those. And if you consider working through to 4 a.m. to be “morning”, then I’m a m
Welcome! Aussie indie authors have been visiting my virtual café for the past two months. and the support has been amazing! Some of the books have been set in Australia and some overseas. Today's coffee chat is with an author of a steampunk novel set in Australia, Felicity Banks. Felicity is a Canberra based author, and she also writes a lot of interactive fiction which is something I've never ever attempted and wouldn't know how to do. DL: Firstly, since this a virtual coffee chat, how do you have your coffee? Are you a morning or afternoon person? FELICITY: What an unfortunate beginning! I loathe and despise coffee—even the smell. So you can keep your coffee to yourself rather than wasting it on me (which does at least simplify one's attempt to email hot beverages). As a steampunk author I should at least appreciate tea, but even that is beyond me. I do drink tea sometimes, but only the sweet, hot, black tea that I associate with travelling in Indonesia.
This post originally appeared on Elders of Genova in October 2014. In October 2014, I was kindly invited to write a guest post for a new sci-fi blog Elders of Genova. To be honest I haven’t written one of them for a while. I'd been busy writing, I had nothing new to say, and I thought, what do I say that readers that, a) they haven’t heard before or b) they want to hear for the first time? Seeing as how Elders of Genova was a science fiction blog (I believe it's now defunct) I decided to talk about how I fell in love with sci-fi genre without even knowing it. The TV years: I was ten years old and at home from school. I had tonsillitis. I was the type of kid who got tonsillitis three times a year but they never took out my tonsils. Just gave me a dose of antibiotics that later became the reason I suffered a few years of food allergies. But I digress. Maya from Space 1999 So there I was at a neighbour’s house while my mother took my siblings to school
The countdown to Christmas is on! This is where we panic that we haven't finished reading all the books we wanted to read, and here I am possibly adding more books to your 'consider pile'. I'm joined today in my virtual café by an author and reader from Australia, O.N Stefan. O.N loves creating something from the world around her. Her characters are from everywhere and nowhere. She loves reading mysteries, thrillers and fantasy but is known to read sci-fi or anything else that catches her attention. For fans of O.N Stefan, O.N is currently working on the sequel to her first novel " The Deadly Caress". D.L: Firstly, since this a virtual coffee chat, how do you have your coffee? Are you a morning or afternoon person? O.N: I'm a herbal tea person and I drink tea any time of day. I love a cuppa first thing after my one hour morning walk where I think about what I'm writing that day. D.L: Your novels are suspense and