Changing ‘The Changeover’

The Changeover has been my favourite novel since I was 15, I’ve read it five times (as a dedicated “once only” reader of fiction, this is a very high number for me) and I’ve written before about what a wonderful gift that book was, and continues to be. How much stress a book-fan suffers when…

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Gothic gals

I was thrilled to be asked to take part recently in a WORD Christchurch session as part of their Shifting Points of View “mini-festival”. Actress Rebecca Vaughan (who was mesmerizing in her show Jane Eyre: An autobiography), YA author Karen Healey, WORD Christchurch Director and novelist Rachael King, and little old me getting together onstage…

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Art Wars

Years ago, (2012 if we’re being exact) before I had a child, I had a bunch of free time on my hands and spent some of it scrolling through the online collection of Christchurch Art Gallery.

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The Nerd Degree: Bite Night

Ha ha! I pretended to know more about vampires than I really do and they let me be on an episode of The Nerd Degree. Suckers! This episode includes unfortunate technical difficulties but not before I get in a dildo joke. Enjoy!

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Wilderpeople adventures

So a couple of weeks ago this amazing thing happened where my fiancé, who is something of a clever clogs, won a competition via Air New Zealand for tickets to the red carpet premiere of Taika Waititi’s latest film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”. I was pretty durn excited about it, I can tell you.

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OMFG Star Wars (with small gripes)

(This is a spoiler-free post because I’m not a massive douche-nozzle. Feel free to read on in a carefree manner) I am a massive Star Wars fan, so it’s probably of no surprise to anyone that I had a brilliant time this morning at a midnight screening of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This movie…

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Things I done wrote

A digest of day-job writings I’ve produced recently – Reading and literature High-rise: J. G. Ballard’s vertical zoo Patricia Grace: On Belonging Modern Modem Romance History Oxford to Oxford: The emigration of Henry Smith Land is the very soul of a tribal people Popular Culture Twenty years of Darcy’s wet shirt Long ago in a…

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