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   Ascending Spiral now has 29 reviews at Amazon. 19 are 5 star, 10 4 star. Latest one is from Beverley Batemanís blog, which is worth visiting. The one before is from one of Amazon's "top reviewers" who dishes out many 2 and 3 star reviews. The 4 stars are therefore a compliment.

   My latest editing client has sent me an appraisal of my work.

   If you are a writer, or a reader wanting to understand what makes a book grab your attention, you'll want to read my new contribution to Savvy Authors How to START well.
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   Ankió: The stranger who loved me, my multiple award-winning biography, is now available in Hungarian.

   My first-ever interview of another writer is now at my new Wordpress site. She is Joan Edwards, with excellent advice on how to generate interest in your blog.

   My award-winning historical novel The Making of a Forest Fighter is now available in Kindle and Nook formats, after a thorough revision. It has 3 advance reviews from 3 excellent writers of historical fiction.

   I have moved my newsletter to a Wordpress blog. You can find the last several issues there.

   Florence Weinberg has reviewed Sleeper, Awake.

   THREE wonderful ladies have interviewed me. Jean read Ascending Spiral, and sent me a very complimentary email. I asked her to post a review, but she preferred to interview me instead. I think you'll like our exchange.

   Second, Sally Odgers has interviewed me on her blog. She is an old internet friend, and is one of those rare writers who can make a living from her many books in a variety of genres. Sally asked just one question: the BIG one for a writer.

   Third, Teena Raffa-Mulligan and I talked about writing. If you're a writer, and even if you're not, you will find this interesting and useful.

   Lori Soard has interviewed me on internet radio. You can listen at http://coffeewithauthors.com.

   Are you a writer? My latest essay on the craft of writing is live at Savvy Authors.

   Grab a free book, You too can live in contentment.

   Read a new essay about my predictions for the near future: But there is no need for despair.

   The LiFE Award: Literature For Environment has SIX new recipients.

   As part of my promotion for Ascending Spiral, I have been doing review exchanges with writers I respect and even admire. Have a read of my reviews of their books, and theirs of mine, in the archives of my newsletter.

   Cheryl O'Brien has reviewed Anikó: The stranger who loved me.

   Cynthia Richards' newsletter has something about Ascending Spiral in it. [PDF file.]

   Magdalena Ball of Compulsive Reader has interviewed me on internet radio.

   Two blog appearances are with Christina St Clair and Lily Sawyer.

   My 15th book, the novel Ascending Spiral: Humanity's last chance has just been released. It's my best writing to date, and has already garnered several very positive reviews.

   I have been interviewed by Joan Edwards, a multi-talented writer who is as obsessive about language as I am. Look it up on her web site, or right here.

   Gloria Orren has also interviewed me, about Ascending Spiral. Her blog Gloria's Corner is worth visiting.

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Golden Web Award 2001

 

2013
The Noble Prize for Literature
Ascending Spiral: Humanity's last chance

2009


Bizarre Bipeds: What IS humanity's role in the universe?

2007
EPPIE 2007 winner
Woodworking for Idiots Like Me
Best book editor
Voted best editor for 2007 at Preditors and Editors

2006
The Noble Prize for Literature
Anikó: The stranger who loved me

2005

Too busy editing and writing to chase prizes.

2004
EPPIE2004 winner
Anikó: The stranger who loved me

 
2003
Winner, Dream Realm Award
The Making of a Forest Fighter
DONARD PUBLISHING July short story contest
Winner from among 290 entries
with 1587 votes:

CRUELTY AND COMPASSION

 
2002

Dream Realm Award 2001
Through Other Eyes

Finalist, EPPIE 2002 Awards

Personally Speaking: Single session email therapy with Dr Bob Rich

 
2001
EPPIE 2001 finalist

Striking Back From Down Under

EPPIE 2001 Winner

Sleeper, Awake

EPPIE 2001 finalist

Anger and Anxiety

 
NEW ZEALAND WRITERS
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Anikó: The stranger who loved me