Tag Archives: The Half-Child

The Half-Child, re-birthed

My second novel The Half-Child is probably my personal favourite of my books, so it’s always a particular source of delight when it rates a mention on the internet and/or in real life. The book was published in 2010, making … Continue reading

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The Half-Child – now with Teaching Notes

I am excited to announce that comprehensive Teaching Notes for my second novel, The Half-Child, are now available, thanks to Michael Blenkins, Executive Teacher, English and the Arts. In terms of genre, content and style, The Half-Child is accessible to … Continue reading

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Crime, Place and Politics

I met author Rowena Holloway during my recent visit to Adelaide for CrimeFest and was delighted when she subsequently invited me to be interviewed for her wonderful series, Writer’s Block: Author Interviews. With Rowena’s permission, the first part of our … Continue reading

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Angela Savage & Jayne Keeney P.I.

Originally posted on Fairfieldbooks On Station:
For those of you who have yet to read Angela Savage’s crime series, tracing the mysteries and mishaps of Australian ex-pat P.I. Jayne Keeney in Thailand, you’re in for a treat. Savage is a…

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Writers ask writers #1

The following post first appeared on The Crayon Files, the blog of my friend, fellow author and Thai-phile Caron Eastgate Dann. Caron is a former journalist and it shows in the interesting questions she put to me. I’ve always wondered why … Continue reading

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How crime writers get into the Christmas spirit

Christmas came early for me last weekend when Graeme Blundell included my novel The Dying Beach among his top crime picks for 2013, alongside books by James Lee Burke, Garry Disher, Michael Robotham, Ian Rankin and Ace Atkins. The Dying Beach … Continue reading

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Jayne, meet Angela

At the 2012 Crime and Justice Festival in Melbourne, Rochelle Jackson asked Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin what his detective character Inspector John Rebus would think of him. ‘I don’t think he’d like me,’ Rankin said. ‘He’d think I was … Continue reading

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