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WIN a Kindle Fire

Shadow Self is available internationally on ebook ($3.99) and as a paperback ($12.99). To celebrate, I am running a competition for my readers. Buy a copy of Shadow Self (No Mother is Perfect) and stand a chance to win a Kindle Fire. How to do it When you buy the...

Bees, please

A few weekends ago we did a beekeeping excursion with Albertus (aka Farmer Redbeard) near Ashton (Western Cape). An experience like that is a wonderful way to hone all one’s senses. Garbed in our beekeeping gear, our jeans tucked in our socks and our hands protected with thick rubber gloves,...

Therapeutic literature

If I write something, I fear it will happen, and if I love too much, I fear I will lose that person; nevertheless, I cannot stop writing or loving…” Isabel Allende, Paula When my grandmother was dying, I spoke to her from a pay phone somewhere along the Australian coast,...

Time on paper

Last night I had the very special privilege of being invited out to share a dinner with people who were the “wonderful women” in my friend LG’s life for Women’s Day. There were some ladies whom I had met before and some I had not, but what was most fantastic...

Lamp shining

Shining a light on fatherhood

The despair doesn’t last. Marie-Laure is too young and her father is too patient.” Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See Since I am focusing on fathers in literature this week – yesterday I spoke about William from Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl – I’d...