New author bio and pic

View this post on Instagram This is my new Author pic and bio. Miss 7 did it. It pinched my heart because right now she is at the stage where she leaves love notes for me everywhere and I know it can't last, but, man, I am going to miss it when it's gone. In case this is getting too soppy I should

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Reading Guy gains new perspective

Yes, I know, I know, I am still keeping up the conceit of having a reading alter ego. I can’t believe me either. But it’s the visuals, you see. I love those photos. Anyway, this will be fast and furious and filled with bad grammar (writer, I am) but I am solidly of the opinion, sometimes, that it’s better just to post than

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On the downs (anxiety and depression)

Weird way to start this, but Tyler Wright just won the Roxy Pro in France. Why is this important? Because she’s Australian, she’s superbly talented, she’s down to earth, her career is predicated on athleticism not arse shots (seriously, I feel for some of the top women surfers, because I can’t even remember what their faces look like. That dig is aimed at the brands, by

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Inbetween Days

I’ve been wanting to write about this book for a while now. But every time I went to do it, I felt like I hadn’t articulated my response strongly enough. So what I’m going to do instead is offer you an edited version of the email I sent to Vikki: … Inbetween Days, to me, represents the absolute best of what a work of literary fiction can be. You’ve done something

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Movies – I have seen ’em lately

Apropos nothing – here are three things I’ve viewed lately. First: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Got to see this courtesy of Allen & Unwin’s advanced screening. It’s a lovely film. The icing was the parents – Connie Britton! – and the real-boyness of the main character. I haven’t read Jesse Andrews’ novel, but I will, and I greatly admired his screenplay. Thumbs up.

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Reading Guy gets dazed and confused

Yes, I know it’s a conceit to have an alter ego just to talk about what you’ve been reading but I can’t seem to stop and I have such great pictures of Reading Guy. They make me love him a little bit more every time I look at them. So he is here to stay, or at least until I run out of pictures.

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Trawlings

And because I love Courtney and Nirvana (yes, both! at the same time!): Just go straight to 6:27 on this if you want the best Nirvana bit. Fuqqing funny.  

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To Kill A Mockingbird – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I have a little girl called Harper, named after you know who. But I haven’t read Go Set A Watchman. I haven’t even read the first chapter of Go Set A Watchman. I will probably read the book, but there are many books to read, and it’ll be something I do one day, when the opportunity arises. The only real impact GSAW has

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Loss

A friend of mine died. She was too young. My heart is broken for her family, and most of all, broken for her, because she was a wonderful mum, and I can’t take in how hard it would have been for her to say goodbye to her children. I didn’t know what to do, so I went to the beach. I took photos, because, stupidly, that’s

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