Writing on, and about, an island

A Week at Varuna Writer’s Centre

In Books, Crime & Mystery Writer, Writing on July 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

My experience of a week at Varuna, published over at Island Magazine

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Still waters run deep (‘Who is Pufferfish?’)

In Books, Crime & Mystery Writer, Tasmania, Writing on July 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I’m a bit late to mention this, but I currently have a crime piece in the latest issue of Australia’s venerable literary publication, Island Magazine.

I profiled Tasmanian author David Owen’s character, Pufferfish (aka┬áDetective Franz Heineken). As if he were a real person.

Interesting assignment… the piece is titled, ‘Who is Pufferfish?’ Australian author Carmel Bird sent me a very nice email about it, which I am enormously grateful for.

If you’re into crime stories, and Tasmaniana in general, I thoroughly recommend you try to get your hands on one of David’s books (pretty hard to find, although I do believe there’s a new book out later this year).

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The beauty (and beast) of an Island economy

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I love this abridged article on island economies – especially as I live in an island that is in the often-painful process of transitioning from an ‘old’ economy model, to a new one…

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009502.html

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