A Lake Sambell Walk – finished (I think) at last

I mentioned a little while ago that I intended to create a book out of the images I took and little thoughts written as poems on a walk around the locally iconic Lake Sambell, here in Beechworth. The walk and the images were taken in my early days of having a smart phone and digital … Continue reading A Lake Sambell Walk – finished (I think) at last

Devil In The Wind – a musical involvement

Some time ago I was approached by Dr Natalie Williams seeking permission to to use a stanza from my Devil In The WInd poem and publication in an immersive visual media project to be performed with the accompaniment of newly composed Australian music. Dr Williams had come across the collection through some random good fortune … Continue reading Devil In The Wind – a musical involvement

Voices (In The Trash) – DG (Debby) Kaye’s review

It is interesting the way serendipity works. In the last couple of days I have been finalising (I hope) the Beechworth Bakery Bears sequel (waiting for frank-bear) and sorting through available images, with a particular eye on a second tranche of photos taken at the Daylesford Mill Markets - the home of the voices from … Continue reading Voices (In The Trash) – DG (Debby) Kaye’s review

A little update on books and writing projects

Note: This post has been edited to include the the Ida Pender and related work, since first posting. ~ I seem to be working on so many writing projects at the same time that I lose track of which is which, sometimes. For my own benefit as much as anything, I'll work through a list … Continue reading A little update on books and writing projects

Sheep On The Somme – wonderful feedback

Anyone visiting this site will know how much I value reviews of my books. It is a brand new thrill each time I become aware that a review has been posted. Reviews of a book at the point of purchase, or on Goodreads, or personal blogs are crucial to let a potential reader know what … Continue reading Sheep On The Somme – wonderful feedback

A Detective Crime Anthology – WhoDunnit?

The Rainforest Writing Retreat (RWR) is preparing another anthology. This time it will focus on murder mystery, and must involve a detective. The RWR anthology is a little different from some, in that the purpose is to pursue and assist in developing writing and editing and critiquing skills among the authors whose work is accepted. … Continue reading A Detective Crime Anthology – WhoDunnit?

Poetry August – my (Robbie’s) review of Voices (in the trash) by Frank Prem

It’s a great pleasure to be able to share with you Robbie CHeadle’s review of Voices (In The Trash).

It is a greta delight to have been able to (in a way) bring these objects and creatures to life (or to voice, perhaps), and so much more so when I know another someone else has also enjoyed them.

Pop over to Robbie’s place and check out the review and her own work, with Sir Chocolate and her other writings – both prose and poetry.

It’s a great visit.

Robbie's inspiration

What Amazon says

Voices (In The Trash): A Picture Poetry Book by [Frank Prem]

What if they could talk?

What if the objects that catch our eye as we wander down the aisles at the Trash and Treasure Market could tell their own stories?

Frank Prem has heard them.

Voices In The Trash is a conversation with objects and things that exist on another plane, but whose voices are as real as yours and mine.

Join Frank Prem on his listening journey through the Trash and Treasure Market.

Can you hear them speak?

My review

This is a unique picture book featuring photographs the poet has collected from various trash and treasure markets around Australia. Each photograph depicts an unusual item that would be a treasure in the rights hands. These items include inter alia books, a selection of peacock features displayed in a pot, naked ceramic gnomes suspended on wires from the ceiling, a variety of globes of the world…

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Small Town Kid meets Googleplay and GoogleBooks. . .

Continuing my journey of listing titles 'wide', rather than exclusive to Kindle, I've established a beachhead in Googleplay. A bit of a palaver, but I have created my account, and had it accepted, and uploaded a book - Small Town Kid - and had it go live. Woo hoo! I have no idea what real … Continue reading Small Town Kid meets Googleplay and GoogleBooks. . .

Update on the ‘Flock’ collection

Flock - 2 page spread - 03/08/2021 I thought you might be interested in progress of the 'flock' collection. I have a basic layout, now. Not entirely sure it will last the distance, but it comprises a manuscript, with all the bits of front and back matter in their set place (at least the way … Continue reading Update on the ‘Flock’ collection