Autumn 2016

Since the December issue of the newsletter I have published a compilation of novellas titled: Voice in The Mirror – Supernatural Tales of Terror. This is my 5th work of fiction in 5 years. As I have combined writing and self-publishing E-books with the tutoring service I operate I will be taking a break from fiction writing this year. However, I have added to my services: Tertiary tuition and teaching and mentoring emerging writers from an initial idea to publishing options.

To read a short extract from one the three novellas.
Extracts are available on my other works:

As indicated in the previous newsletter I presented a workshop titled, Teachers as writers in the ever-evolving landscape of indie self-publishing, at the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) state conference. A version of this workshop will be published in VATE’s online journal. At the conference I also attended a workshop that focussed on the changes to the VCE curriculum effective from 2016.

VCE tips for this edition include: Combatting eyestrain and an approach to Frankenstein which can be applied to other text studies and online education resources available to students and parents.

The review for this quarter which is also posted on Amazon is: Macbeth. The Fassbender Macbeth, and latest version, has been among my most liked Amazon reviews. Interestingly, reviews with a Gothic element have attracted the most likes on Amazon. These include: the latest Poldark TV series, Philippa Gregory’s – Taming of the Queen and the movie Crimson Peak. These can be read from my Amazon Profile Page. There are over 33 million reviewers, currently I’m ranked at just under 4000 with an 87% helpful rating.

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I have recently resurrected my tutoring website which links to my main website. A number of years ago my tutoring website was hacked vanishing into the ether. I suspect the domain provider failed to protect this site then took no responsibility for its demise. Even worse, because I didn’t resurrect this site unscrupulous tutoring providers appropriated my name as click bait for their websites hence businesses. The lesson here is that it’s not only crucial to have a website, but to engage a professional Web administrator to manage the security of your website.