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Dean Mayes
Author & ICU Nurse from Australia.
Author & ICU Nurse from Australia.

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The Snore Of Destiny Part Quatre.
The glow weave shirt, the nice pants and boots, the teeth brushed thrice. We're going to the surgeon today... again... fuck... * It's numbing, sitting here in the waiting room, ruminating over the fact that I'm here again. After 18 months, I'm back to squ...

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The Red Pill or The Blue Pill - Entering the world of Cryptocurrency.
"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity" - Aaron Swartz. I've been vaguely aware of the terms "blockchain" and "cryptocurrency" for several months now - probably since the beginning of 2017. Of co...

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A Lily Among The Vines - A Look At The Vineyard In The Hills by Lily Malone
The Vineyard In The Hills by Lily Malone My rating: 5 of 5 stars An Australian rural romance about a millionaire wine tycoon, the woman he betrayed and the second chance neither was looking for… When she cut her viticulture degree short and moved home, Remy...

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For Goblins Do The Bells Toll - A Look At The Goblins Of Bellwater by Molly Ringle.
The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle My rating: 5 of 5 stars Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out.  Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin c...

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My Strange Addiction - Bad Reviews & Where To Find Them.
Bad reviews. They're nothing new. They are part and parcel of being a published author and, if there is one thing I've learned after seven years of writing and being published, you are bound to get one - or two. You know something? They still hurt. Even wit...

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Remembering The Lineman.
The death, this week, of country singer/songwriter Glen Campbell affected me more than I anticipated. For me, Campbell's music has always been an affectionate fixture, even if it hasn't figured prominently in my playlists. Whenever a Glen Campbell tune came...

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Being Badly Motivated - A Look At The Bad Motivators Star Wars Podcast
The best Star Wars conversations, in my mind, are the ones that recall the best bits of your childhood. You know those ones - where you would gather round with your bestest friends, who were as equally in love with the saga as you, and you would wonder, spe...

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Adventures In Beta - Journey To Walhalla Journal Entry 2.
I'm sitting here at my computer on a rainy Adelaide afternoon. My daughter is home sick from school today - her chest sounds like a freight train. It's cold outside and very gray.  I've just completed the initial editing phase on my manuscript and I have ju...

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When The End Is Just The Beginning - Journey To Walhalla Entry 1.
It never ceases to feel special to me, whenever I type the words "The End" on a writing project.  For my latest work in progress, a romantic fiction novel that carries the working title "Walhalla", I reached that milestone yesterday - and I almost couldn't ...

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Dragons Rising - A Look At Fyrebyrne Island by Ashleigh Oldfield.
Among the small community of independently published authors I've come to know here in Australia in recent years, Melbourne based fantasy scribe Ashleigh Oldfield has stood out to me as an individual of immense talent. Bursting with imagination, enthusiasm ...
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