2017, here we go!

I’m back, baby! After a break from blogging during January, I’m pleased to be on board for 2017. I left 2016 on a cliffhanger plot twist the likes of which I enjoy putting in my writing, but not so much in my release dates. So, without further ado, here’s what’s coming up in 2017: 1. The Clockwork Dungeon After delays pushed back the preorder release, […]

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 Review: The Best & Worst of Literary Culture

Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 Review: The Best & Worst of Literary Culture

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the Melbourne Writers Festival 2015. As a writer, I can look back on a year of growth and connection since last September, and it was #MWF15 that inspired large parts of my journey. This year’s festival featured dozens of outstanding writers, and it was fantastic to once again join the massive line snaking its way into […]

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Status Update.

Well, it’s been a while. Last time we talked, I was busy reviewing the ASA’s Literary Speed Dating event. Since then, I’ve been working on a bunch of projects, but wanted to give a quick update on new work that’s in the writing pipeline. The biggest news is the launch of my new mailing list! Now’s the time to sign up and be one of the first […]

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Transitioning to Writing Full Time: A Conversation with Emerging Author Alex Fairhill.

Transitioning to Writing Full Time: A Conversation with Emerging Author Alex Fairhill.

Hi everyone. While some people leap into writing early, others make that choice years, sometimes even decades, into other careers. Alex Fairhill is an emerging author who left a journalism career to pursue fiction. Here’s our conversation about starting out as an author later in life. Ian: Thanks for taking the time to chat about your career transition and how you’ve found things! Alex: Thanks for asking […]

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Three Reasons why the State Library of Victoria is the Heart & Soul of Melbourne.

Three Reasons why the State Library of Victoria is the Heart & Soul of Melbourne.

I love Melbourne. Having moved here six years ago from New Zealand, I can testify to the warmth, diversity, and life this great city exudes. Melbourne’s famous for its coffee, sports, and arts culture, but if you really want to experience the heart and soul of Melbourne, you’ll find it sitting at the top of Swanston street, nestled between La Trobe and Little Lonsdale Streets. That’s […]

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