Category Archives: Young Adult Fiction

A Really Awful Calling Card


A previous post told you that An ibis is ‘tops’ with poo-pat; The proof on this screen Shows where one has been, And indicates how they do splat!  © December 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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A Fair Link to Wonderland


Alice in Wonderland and a Durban book fair featuring latest books by various authors – and my own books as well as those of others who have been published by P’kaboo – what connecting link could there be?  The year 1865 … Continue reading

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Darx Circle Really Awfully Delayed


Translate; Vertaal; Vertalen; Traduire; Übersetzung: μετάφραση: Tradução: Перевод; Traducción: – -> (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writings, compositions, awards and special series.) To watch an acorn germinate Far more excitement would create Than waiting for … Continue reading

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Daily Post Photo Challenge: Cover Art: A Peak of Achievement!


How could I resist the Cover Art Challenge opportunity to give some more advance publicity to my long-completed but still held-up-on-editing fantasy, Darx Circle?  Here is the original picture I took of St Bernard’s Peak, and following it is my … Continue reading

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A Cover Story


     Here is the provisional cover I have evolved for my latest epic, Darx Circle, undergoing final edit. Of course, by modern design standards it is far too ‘fussy’ and completely out of vogue. The publishers will almost certainly … Continue reading

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Seems really very awfully bad


From very thorough sort of look It seems there is, within my book, More ‘very’ than one ever dreams, And very much too much of ‘seems’ It seems that it is very clear Very bad things here seem near, So … Continue reading

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The Furies of Wreyges


  I thought I’d brag a little by showing that the writing of Darx Circle had to go beyond the straightforward stuff of inventing new lands and characters and monsters. Here is a sample from a later stage of the … Continue reading

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