A heartfelt thank you to all my Wattpad readers of Silver! You helped me believe in this story and you helped me finish it! I enjoyed the experience so much with Wattpad readers, that I wanted to write another YA story for them ... this became Repeat After Me ... These novels are dedicated to all of you ... xxx
I grew up in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne. My education came mostly from reading Dolly magazine and J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, listening to Pulp's Common People and spending a year spent as an exchange student in Latvia.
These days, I work in the visual arts sector and like exploring Melbourne laneways and galleries for a new discovery that will give me goosebumps.
My teen characters are the girls I wish I was at 16, my adult characters are the women I'm most afraid of becoming.
I was honoured to be invited to share my best writing tip for Wattpad's 2014 Just Write It challenge: https://www.wattpad.com/77373675-just-write-it-guide-day-23-write-your-voice
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Featured Novel: http://EspressoLove.tk
Recent Publication: http://InspiritusPress.com/OFCD
My passion is to inspire, speak to the heart, provoke thought, awaken the soul and challenge the norm, and help build communities that shine.
In 2008, I pioneered the English @CellPhoneNovel - a Japanese youth movement of serialized minimalist poetry-prose (avg. 100 words/chapter) - through Textnovel Reader's Choice Award winning SECONDHAND MEMORIES (Sakura Publishing 2015) and led the writing community.
My more recent work includes ESPRESSO LOVE, a dystopian magical-realist novel that won Watty's 2014 and ranked #1. OF FORESTS & CLOCKS & DREAMS (Inspiritus Press), an avant-garde literary, philosophy and art collection, was published in 2016, and the short story "The Elephant Girl" received the Babs Burggraf literary award of $2500.
Some of my influences come from Japanese entertainment, pop culture, and names such as Murakami, Ozeki, Martel, McCarthy, DeLillo, Carver, Orwell, Kafka, Rumi, Rimbaud, Whitman, Eliot, Pound, Baudrillard, McLuhan.
Thanks for dropping by and many inspirations to you!
"[His stories] have a timeless quality...that enlighten or explain a philosophy of life, a zen moment...[they] touch on an innate mystery of things that allow one to see." - Patricia Keeney, Award-winning Author, Poet, York University Professor
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"She gazed back over the sea, at the island. But the leaf was losing its sharpness. It was very small; it was very distant. The sea was more important than the shore. Waves were all round them, tossing and sinking, with a log wallowing down one wave; a gull riding on another. About here, she thought, dabbling her fingers in the water, a ship had sunk, and she murmured, dreamily half asleep, how we perished, each alone." - from To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
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A bit about me...
After a good portion of my life spent writing test papers, research papers, magazine articles, newspaper columns, travel porn, threatening letters, letters of apology, press releases, public statements, marginalia, footnotes, excuse notes, dismissal notes, music notes and resumés, I have finally returned to writing fiction and to perhaps finish the novel that I began almost 30 years ago, back in the dark ages before the Internet.
I am here to share my love of language and imagination with you. My stories will hopefully challenge you to think, to feel and, perhaps, you will respond in some fashion. I aspire to create meaningful, theme-driven tales that draw upon the rich tradition and conventions of our wonderful literary heritage, yet with a contemporary flare.
If you enjoy thoughtful and mature storytelling, please vote, share or comment. After all, it is only through reader responses that independent writers will continue to be challenged to create.
I hope to hear from you,
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I'm a crazy fish who lives in a mangrove paradise. Daydreamer. Professional Procrastinator. Likes the smell of bees and the buzz of flowers. Claims to be the most interesting author in the world, who has fought against lions in the Serengeti, trekked with penguins across the Antarctica, makes a mean chicken Parmesan. But I digress...
What kind of books do I like? I'm the classics kind of person mostly. Fitzgerald is my main man after slugging through his awful female characters. On the more modern side, I like Alan Hollinghurst, John Green, a bit of Alice Munro.
Favorite tv show? Hmm... ANIME! Ok that's out of the way. TV show? Game of Thrones is good. Arrested Development. Seinfeld.
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THE FARM. A chilling, spine-tingling holiday read. Going on holiday will never be the same again.
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I reckon on being one of the lucky ones! I mean I've lived a long life, enjoyed a challenging, interesting and varied life.
I've not managed to keep much of the money I've made and I always reckon I made much more for other people than for myself, but that's life. I'm rich in health and experiences.
I found Janet, my life partner when I was past thirty at a time when I was beginning to think my companion on life's passage would be a bottle- Thank the Lord we got that sorted out.
We're a forward looking couple and when the time came they wouldn't let us work anymore and forced us into retirement, we saw that as another challenge.
The choice was simple, shut down and do nothing except wait for the call to the hereafter or do something. So we sold up in England and moved to France- new people, new culture, new language, new friends!
Like I said, I've lived a long time. My earliest recollections is being held in my mother's arms with neighbours outside our house looking at the red sky to the south - London burning in the blitz. Of course I didn't know it at the time. Then when I was four, this was just before what I learned was D-Day- but when I was much older.
That trip on the train to scotland and those GI's who sat opposite. Do you know I can see their faces now! all these years later. How they laughed when I said 'Give us some gum chum,' when they asked me to talk. It's what the bigger boys in the street said. I often wonder if they made it?
I'm so grateful to them and the thousands like them that gave us our freedom today!
I hope they were lucky ones too!
The earlier chapters of The ‘Cousins’ have now been extensively revised and published on KIndle and Amazon as an e-book and paperback under the title ’The Stopover - A New Road’.
The second revision will follow in Sep 2015 as ‘The Stopover-Potholes’ Watch this space for news!
Here in rural America the spring rains bring a fine mist over everything, green hills are imbued with a luster-like yellow which comes across as a brilliant, radiant green. There is an orchard across the street. Covered bridges, calico cats, and fresh cream. The chickadee is alive with her call. Tics are out in abundance after a rather mild winter, they come crawling in on the dogs, the cats. You find them on your arm or in your hair. Not just leeches, but destroyers of the nerves and joints. Yet there are delicate longings as well. Farm house windows stay open in the night, sweet moans drift over the meadows. The stars are close in all their distance, showering the night with myth. There is talk of revolution, but authority is strong and determined. They keep us fractured through a media devoted to deception and sleight of hand. Locally, there is more freedom. To play amongst the birch forests, the pines. To swim the gushing rivers, to taste the wild blueberry, the baked rhubarb pie. The ocean, from here, is 150 miles as the crow flies. You should know which waterways will take you there. Land is given life by waters. To dip into the stream or lake is the only pastime worth mentioning.
The sky in America takes on different aspects depending on where in the country you are. Short skies and long skies, dark skies and bright skies. Constellations of so many things. Spirit in the clouds. Once there was a storm, it came rolling down the valley. A band of horses stood in the middle of a meadow. Just a meadow I happened to be traveling by. Grass and wildflowers. There were twelve horses in total standing in a perfect circle, the whole group facing each other. And the rain was falling in sheets and lines. Patter on the car roof. Suddenly, while I was watching this formation, a bolt of lightning struck the center of the circle, sending all the strange horses scattering in different directions. I was also born on the full moon, when the St. John's Wort was blooming.
I am an antisocial, reclusive author living in a heavily fortified microcompound somewhere in the United States, specifically Denver. In fact I'm so antisocial and reclusive that almost no one has heard of me, although my writing has appeared in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Atticus Review, The Legendary, Bookslut, Red Fez, The East Bay Review, Perversion Magazine, and Word Riot. Now some of it appears here.
You're probably here by accident, or maybe fate; either way, feel free to do some reading.
The above paragraphs are plagiarized from my website, www.malarkeyweb.com, but now we're back into original material: I write short stories and novels, occasionally some light verse.
Barn Again is kind of long to read on this site; for your convenience, you could just buy a physical copy: https://www.amazon.com/Barn-Again-Memoir-Invasive-Species/dp/099817100X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490124686&sr=8-1&keywords=barn+again+a+memoir
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