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Sharp as a Row Boat

July 18, 2013 by


Last night I went to see CCR* play. It was at the Mountain Winery in the Saratoga hills, which is an absolutely gorgeous venue. So much so that I sort of wanted to just stand around muttering, “Gee, it’s so pretty.” Instead I took dodgy photos with my phone while Arkem made remarks about how […]

The Kraken Might Be Arriving Today*

May 21, 2012 by


I woke up with a headache this morning — which, let me tell you, is a terrible way to start your day — so I’m going to beat my head against the wall until it feels better. Or something. Don’t look at me like that. It should work. I mean, it’ll hurt less when I stop… I was going to […]

Stockholm Syndrome! Fun for You AND Your Dentist!

March 22, 2012 by


So the thing about dentists, okay, the thing is I like them. I’ll just… leave you with that one for a moment. Still with me? Okay. I know this is a bit of an outlier perspective, most people are somewhere around, Dentists are pain and repeating grinding argh.* And I’m more thinking, Dentists are fun […]

Don’t Try to Prove You’re Not Drunk

February 13, 2012 by


Last week I started running through and editing the first few chapters of Wizards. Just a little. Just to make sure where I started and what I think I’m writing are actually the same thing. So far the editing has mostly been me thinking, He needs to be more drunk. Which of course makes me […]

Once Upon a Time My Mother Was a Librarian

November 10, 2011 by


And she would come home from these conferences and say, “I had a lovely time. I danced with John Marsden. He signed this book for you.’ And I would look at it and he’d have written something like, ‘Dear Kandace, Good luck with the writing, John Marsden’. Because my mother would have told him all […]

I Have Tasted the Lemon Pudding of Victory

November 3, 2011 by


There is a particular entrance to Royal Perth Hospital that is ridiculously difficult to drive to from where I live. Monday marked the third time I attempted this feat. The first time I had a lot of fun with one way streets. The second time I found out that in addition to an unnecessarily large […]

Life Advice for the Unwary

September 19, 2011 by


I spent the weekend not working. I know, we’re all shocked. But it meant I got to spend some time reading. (Yes, that’s what I do when I’m not working. Okay, I also take naps. And there may have been a thing with a bonfire and my ears freezing. But that’s not the point.) Since […]