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Why Write Dystopian Fiction?

Why write dystopian fiction? Why write about an imaginary culture were everything has gone wrong and all the good things have been taken away? Isn’t it very depressing? I get asked this a lot. I have my reasons. I’ve loved … Continue reading

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How I Respond to Getting One Star out of Five

It finally happened. By “it” I mean somebody didn’t like one of my books. Someone named Hannah that I’ve never heard of awarded Discarded Faces one star on Goodreads. That’s the lowest rating I’ve ever gotten on any of my … Continue reading

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G’day, mates!

No, I haven’t moved to Australia, but I recently¬†submitted Discarded Faces to HarperCollins Australia, which is accepting submissions in the genres I write in, but only on Wednesdays, though a form on their website. This is a part of my … Continue reading

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How I Came to Write “Discarded Faces”

Recently a reviewer of my YA novel “Discarded Faces” asked what inspired me to write it. The story begins in the late 1970s, a period of rising racial tension, sluggish economic growth, and painful increases in the cost of living. … Continue reading

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