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mission: climb a mountain is GO. well, born.

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This is a snap I took on Saturday, of the Australian landscape somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney rolling beneath the plane's wings, but it's a suitable enough backdrop to say it's official: I paid for my flights today. Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, I am on my way. (For those who've been already: what's unmissable? […]

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ebooks and excerpts, oh my

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FIRST You do all realise there will be random and intermittent Mongolia stories for some time to come, right? Never fear, they won't be your typical I did such and such, saw such and such, and am now cramming seven gazillion photos and details into one drawn out day type posts, mainly because I'll bore […]

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bye, little book

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This afternoon, I lugged to the post office a ream of paper otherwise known as the proofs of Shadow Bound, and sent them on their merry way to Allen & Unwin. The proofs are dead, long live the proofs! It's actually kinda sad, in a way, because this is the last I'll see of this […]

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i'm not afraid of a little chemical reset

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My circadian rhythms responded to Tuesday's punishment by waking me up at 5:29 both yesterday and this morning. Oh, circadian rhythms, this means war, and you're going down. (At least no one has greeted me this morning at work with a horrified expression and the diffident, "Are you OK? Do you need to go home?" […]

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free book news

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The giveaway is ended, and Goodreads has sent me an email telling me the names of the lucky people who'll be welcoming a stray book onto their shelves: Cristina Hernandez, Melanie Honeycombe, Jess Diec, and Donna Pullen Congratulations! Goodreads have sent me your postal addresses, so I'll have the books in the mail as soon […]

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jeebus, it's sunday night already?

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Yo, Melbourne peeps: if you're looking for a signed copy of Shadow Queen, I stopped into the Dymocks on Collins street yesterday and signed their stock for them, so that's the place to go. (I also stopped into the Reader's Feast, but I did not sign their copies because the bookstore clerk, while perfectly polite, […]