Week 1 of the election diary of doomed candidate Steve Clyne. Day 1 My name is Stephen Clyne. People call me Steve. I’ve never kept a journal before, but after what happened tonight, I thought I’d better start. I … Continue reading
The Campaign Diary You’ll Want to Read!
The inside story of a difficult election campaign
Steve has been roped in at the last minute to contest a marginal seat after the previous member has been “stood down” for personal reasons – personal tax, personal hygene and personal relationships.
The pressure is starting to show – with endless campaign functions, crazy volunteers and his whole future hanging in the balance. Will the next phone call be from the Prime Minister, or just his over-zealous Campaign Director?
Listen to his day by day diary from the Campaign trail.
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Here’s the first two chapters of Performance Anxiety, from the live-fiction series. Enjoy! Performance Anxiety ONE “Don’t worry, babe.” Jarrod didn’t know what to say. At this stage of the night his finely sculptured footballer’s body usually did all the … Continue reading
This is a bit late, and I’m not sure it’s a complete list. But it will give you an idea of what I read last year.
The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fford
My Life in Shorts – HG Nelson
Eyrie – Tim Winton
The Turning – Tim Winton (and the film)
Men are Stupid, Women are Crazy – Peter Ruehl
The Beam – Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt
Greens, Space Shuttle – Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt
Fat Vampire 1 – Johnny B Truant
Unicorn Western 1 – Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt
The Bialy Pimps (audio) – Johnny B Truant
Writer Dad – Sean Platt
Write, Publish, Repeat – Johnny B Truant and Sean Platt with David W Wright
Let’s Get Visible – David Gaughran
How to Market a Book – Joanna Penn
The Man Cave Cook Book – Matt Thompson
Scrivener for Dummies – Gwen Hernandes
In the Reading Pile
Route 66 – Billy Connolly
Payback – Margaret Atwood
The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
Carry a Big Stick – Tim Ferguson
Under the Southern Cross – Michael Hussey
Absent without Leave – Paul Livingston (aka Flacco)
It’s taken a while, but the whole Advanced Smash Repairs series is finally complete, and the paperback is now in print.
It all started in May 2012 when Spillage was first published. My objective was to finish all six novellas by September that year, but various things got in the way.
Thanks to everyone who has worked on the books – editing, proofing, commenting, taking photos and helping with design.
As for Series 2 – the story is wide open for another bunch of fun and adventures with Craig and the crew from Advanced Smash Repairs, and I’ve actually started outlining the plot lines for six episodes.