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People who crash ‘planes and throw children off bridges…

As I stare into another stunning blue autumnal sky and watch the latest in a never-ending line of passenger jets make its final turn into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, I am forced to reflect on another saddening week in the news around the world…  Whether it’s more violence in sectarian conflicts, a co-pilot bringing down an …
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Ending the year with good news!

Season’s greetings! With everyone winding down now for a well-deserved break, some by the fire and some on the beach, I am humbled to announce three pieces of great news for my writing. Firstly, “A Life Singular – Part One” has been judged a Notable Indie Book in the 2014 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition (http://issuu.com/shelfunbound/docs/shelf_unbound_december-january_2015), and I …
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New interview on the writing of the “A Life Singular” serial from Self-Publisher’s Showcase

Hello everyone, I have been fortunate to be interviewed by Self-Publisher’s Showcase about my writing.  They asked some particularly relevant and challenging questions – a very interesting exercise! Please check it out at:  http://selfpublishersshowcase.com/interview-lorraine-pestell-a-life-singular-author/ Thanks, Lorraine

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Re-blogged interview from my host, The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Authors Resource Site

Hello! The end of January already!  Where did that month go? I’m halfway through my first book blog tour, put together by Fire and Ice (please see this link for the remaining dates).  Today’s stop is at The Complete Self-Publishing Indie Authors Resource Site (http://selfpublishingindieauthors.blogspot.com.au/), whom I thank for publishing my Qs&As.  Here is a transcript, which …
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My first book blog tour is live!

Hi all, Hope life is treating you well.  Yesterday (Australian time) saw the first day of my month-long book blog tour.  I have never done one of these before, so I’m looking forward to it immensely. If you’re interested, please check out the following site:  http://fireandicebooktours.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/contemporary-fiction-book-tour-and-giveaway-a-life-singular-part-one-by-lorraine-pestell-tour-dates-12114-21814/ I’m giving away an e-book version of “A Life …
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Censorship of sexual content by self-publishing company

Hi everyone, Happy Thanksgiving to all US-based readers, and happy weekend to everyone else! Today I’m calling out for ideas, similar experiences or advice when dealing with the self-publishing company I am using to create soft-cover books for my “A Life Singular” serial.  I have submitted the manuscript and cover design for Part Two of …
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World Mental Health Awareness Day – 10th October: Much Work To Be Done!

Hello everyone, As we head into Mental Health Awareness Week, I have been tactfully introducing the subject wherever I’ve been going lately.  Since I’ve recently relocated 4,000km back from Perth in Western Australia to Melbourne in Victoria, I am gainfully unemployed at the moment.  So today I attended a seminar of Market Analytics, which is …
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