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50 Australian Women SFF Writers at Lady Business

Regular readers may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of the feminist SFF blog Lady Business. If you’ve not heard of them, they review SFF across a range of media–primarily, but not limited to, books. They also discuss industry and fandom news from queer and feminist perspectives. Their work has been nominated for a […]

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Bout of Books 17 sign-up

I might be going on a blogging hiatus next week, but there’s no way I am going to miss the latest round of Bout of Books. With the Aurealis Awards driving Mt TBR to record-breaking heights, I need all the help I can get! The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a […]

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2016 Snapshot: K.J. Bishop

K.J. Bishop is the award-winning author of The Etched City and story collection That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote. She is also an artist, with her recent work Beau (the Boulevardier of Broken Dreams) a finalist in the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. She has a website and an Etsy shop. 1. Your […]

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Happy blogiversary!

Today marks the second anniversary of Earl Grey Editing’s blog. I was very disappointed that Jazz Apple–the makers of the cupcake featured in my first anniversary post–had shut down sometime over the last year. I consoled myself with chocolates from Koko Black instead. The heart at the front is their dark chocolate Sienna Strawberry, a […]

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2016 Snapshot: Satima Flavell

Satima Flavell (also known as Carol Flavell Neist) is a writer, editor and reviewer. Her first poem appeared on the children’s page of what was then The Manchester Guardian when she was seven, and she continued to earn pocket money through writing until teenage interests took over. After training and working in the performing arts, […]

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Loose-leaf Links #27

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is from The Art of Tea, the same lovely people who made the Tabitha Blend for Livia Day’s The Blackmail Blend. This is their Mount Wellington, named […]

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2016 Snapshot: Dave Freer

Dave Freer is the author of more books than he has fingers and toes to count them on. Some of them blundered onto the Wall Street Journal and Locus bestseller lists before respectable novels got together in a body and threw them back in the gutter where they belong.  Freer originally trained as an Ichthyologist, […]

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Mt TBR report: July 2016

July wasn’t my slowest month for reading this year, but it came close. I’ve been very unfocused, thanks to my competing reading schedules (Aurealis, Hugo, reviewing). I’ve started quite a few books but not managed to finish many. However, I’m still hanging in there, even if Mt TBR is getting a little out of control. […]

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Australian SF Snapshot 2016

Back in 2005, Australian writer Ben Peek spent a week interviewing 43 people in the Australian SFF scene. Thus was the Aussie SpecFic Snapshot born. Held every two years (more or less), it has grown bigger each time. The event now consists of an entire team who create a broad overview of Australian SFF by interviewing a […]

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Winning Lord West, Anna Campbell, Dashing Widows, tea and books, Regency romance

Winning Lord West by Anna Campbell

Published: Self-published in April 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Dashing Widows #3 Genres: Romance, Regency romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016,  #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Spirited Helena, Countess of Crewe, knows all about profligate rakes; she was married to one for nine years […]

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