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I am a freelance writer and editor. I am father of two boys. For the last few years I have focussed my writing interest on chronicling women and men’s experience of childbirth and promoting better support for pregnant women and their partners. Recently, for a change of pace, I am writing two Australian history books. In 2014 I was elected Chair of the ACT Writers Centre.
In 2010 I established the Stringybark Short Story Awards to promote the short story as a literary form.
on July 28, 2014 :
There are some crisp, clever stories in this anthology of wicked, gluttonous tales. I was surprised to find Graeme Simsion in this book as I thought he was a novelist, but his short stories are wonderful too. A worthwhile read in every sense.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
on Oct. 15, 2012 :
These Stringybark Anthologies get better and better. This is my fourth one I have puchased and I think it must be the best yet. Containing thirty-five short stories all relating to one (or more) of the Seven Deadly Sins I am hard pressed to find a favourite. The famous Graeme Simsion (of The Rosie Project fame) is one of the winners with his terrific very short story, "Eulogy for a Sinner", but he isn't the only great writer here. Rebecca Raisin is also featured with her story of gluttony, "True South." The language she uses is superb. This is a terrific anthology well deserving of five stars.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
on Sep. 26, 2012 :
This is a clever, wicked collection of 35 short stories written from authors all around the world. I have found it difficult to identify my favourite as they are so diverse. "Lake of Fire" by Frances Warren has a very nasty twist which I didn't see coming (acutally, most of these stories have a twist - some nasty, some not.) "Parsnip Soup" was a horror tale in the best of the genre while "Hellz Bakehouse" summed up the sins in a nutshell. What imaginative authors. Great work and well edited. No grammatical errors.
(reviewed 51 days after purchase)
on Sep. 01, 2012 :
I've just read "The seven deadly sins" and am amazed at the wonderful talent exhibited by those whose stories were chosen for the anthology. "Stringybark" and David Vernon must be congratulated for such a quality publication of contemporary Australian stories.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Aug. 27, 2012 :
Enjoyed the bio notes almost as much as the short stories.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)