Musings and Brain Explosions

1940’s Hepcats and Jitterbugs – Can you talk the talk?
1940’s Hepcats and Jitterbugs – Can you talk the talk?

I think that more than half the fun of writing the Avon Calling! series, is putting into play all of the swell slang and turns of phrase from 1940’s New York. Jazz and Swing were topping the charts and every bar was rolling with doll-dizzy service boys, ducky shincrackers in zoot suits and lulu dames. I thought

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Behind the Scenes – Making the HUMAN Book Trailer
Behind the Scenes – Making the HUMAN Book Trailer

Creating and producing the book trailer was a really new experience for me, and one I won’t easily forget. It was absolutely fantastic. The cast and crew were terrific and we even celebrated our cinematographer Fil’s birthday on set with a cake (and I really appreciate him working on his birthday!). Clayton, our film director and editor

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The Power of the Naked Mole Rat
The Power of the Naked Mole Rat

New research shows that naked mole-rats are impervious to cancer. Fascinatingly, there are animals on this earth that have biologically evolved ways to combat some of the larges health problems we humans face- and some of them aren’t that different from us. Rats have very similar genetics to humans in both function and structure. Perhaps then,

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Welcome Back, Archaeopteryx!
Welcome Back, Archaeopteryx!

While you’ve been kicking back lately catching up on the new series of Game of Thrones (and who could blame you…), a team of researchers in China have unearthed the fossil of what they believe to be, the earliest known bird. In the fossil beds of Liaoning Province, the discovery of a new fossil called Aurornis xui has brought the

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An Invisibility Cloak – For Your Brain!
An Invisibility Cloak – For Your Brain!

Yep, they’ve done it. Scientists have finally created a chemical concoction that turns your organs transparent. It may sound like an odd thing to do (unless you’re in the habit of genetically designing mutant super-heroes), but in this case, it appears the chemical invisibility cloak seeks a higher purpose.   The biggest push for the

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Behind the Scenes – Making Ivy’s Spear!
Behind the Scenes – Making Ivy’s Spear!

Making the book trailer was definitely a highlight for me, and I had as much fun building the props as I did imagining them into the story. There is something so fantastic about seeing bits of your imagination brought to life as physical objects. As a writer, you spend vast amounts of time in your

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This is Writing – An Author Interview with Hayley Camille
This is Writing – An Author Interview with Hayley Camille

I was lucky enough to be interviewed recently by Scott Mullins for the publishing site “This is Writing” recently, and am delighted to present his work here! Please visit the www.thisiswriting.com site for more great author interviews and an exclusive excerpt from HUMAN that you can download, free! Find it here: HUMAN – BOOK EXCERPT Interview by SCOTT MULLINS :

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Happy (Geeky) Holidays!
Happy (Geeky) Holidays!

I hope you’ve had a fantastic holiday break! Here’s a little update from me with sparkles of seasonal news and a FREE GIFT for your e-readers as well! First up – a big CONGRATS to Joyce M. from Connecticut, U.S. for being the winner of the Goodreads Giveaway for a first edition copy of HUMAN! From over 1600

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Today’s wisdom from George…

Every day something awesome happens. Are you watching?

George the Spider

Fantastic reviews are already rolling in!
Fantastic reviews are already rolling in!

After much anticipation, my latest Science Fiction Adventure novel, HUMAN, is now available! What is HUMAN about? Fifty thousand years ago in the volcanic jungle of Flores, a primitive hominid is poised on the edge of genetic extinction. Their world is changing and Homo sapiens are emerging as the dominant species on earth. The hominids

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Catching Spiders
Catching Spiders

This little video comes with a story. I was out on a rain forest walk one day recently in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia, and a busload of tourists arrived (I assume to appreciate our native wildlife…) I was devastated to see a couple of them immediately stomp on a lovely huntsman spider that they

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Cruel Sister – A new adventure by David Greagg & Kerry Greenwood
Cruel Sister – A new adventure by David Greagg & Kerry Greenwood

Clandestine Press is an innovative Melbourne genre publisher with many titles on their list. Their newest up-coming release, “And Then… The Great, Big, Book of Awesome Adventure Tales!” was an ambitious undertaking that has paid off. The book will be released in late June as an amazing double-volume of books full of short adventure stories,

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