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Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

Lucky (20)13

If you’re reading this, congratulations on surviving another year.
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New website!

My website domain was hijacked by a Japanese company that sells… well I’m not sure what they do because all the text is in Japanese. I thought about contacting them to see if I could buy back my domain but then realized I probably couldn’t afford to. Long story short, I now have a new local is lekker co.za domain and a shiny new website.
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In response to S.L. Grey

Some time ago those evil overlords of all things dark and creepy, S.L. Grey, tagged me in their Next Big Thing blog. So here we go with my take:
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The Battle

A silly little story about trading cards and losing gracefully.
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Bloody Parchment 2012

Oh man, I really love Halloween.

This year I once again took part in South African Horrorfest’s literary event, Bloody Parchment, that took place at the Book Lounge on 26 October 2012.
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Book review – The Ward

Like its predecessor, The Mall (Corvus, 2011), S.L. Grey’s The Ward is a juicy human horror. In The Mall, the ill-fated characters encountered a parallel world known as the Downside, inhabited by the deliciously sociopathic Others, a mirror race to ours who display the worst of their human nature like we would a new pair of shoes.
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Vampires from outer space


Exciting news. My short story, Planet X, has been selected for the AfroSF anthology edited by Ivor Hartmann. The ebook is due for release in December 2012 (just in time for Christmas) and the print edition shortly thereafter.
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Open Book recap

As part of the annual Open Book Festival I was invited to participate in a panel about censorship in teen publishing. I was joined by Scottish young adult author Keith Gray (Ostrich Boys, Next) The Book Lounge’s Verushka Louw and librarian Lona Gericke.
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Censorship in teen lit

It’s Open Book Festival time again.

Please join me on Sunday 23 September 2012 for my panel discussion with international author Keith Gray and Book Lounger Verushka Louw about censorship in teen publishing.

The talk takes place at 10:00 at The Fugard and costs R30.00.

Hope to see you there!


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Confessions

Everybody has a literary secret, a bookish skeleton in the closet that they guard more closely than Frodo does the One Ring.
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