Beastkeeper

A novel for children and other people.

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South African SFFH Fic

A constantly updated list of writers from or living in South Africa, working in the fields of fantasy, SF, speculative and horror.

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The Books of Oreyn

Novels and short stories set in the world of When the Sea is Rising Red.

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Fourth Star for Beastkeeper

The release of Beastkeeper has been something like amazing. Four starred reviews. Four. that’s like…wow. I have to slap myself a little to make sure I’m not dreaming this. Many thanks go to my amazing editor at Henry Holt, Noa Wheeler, for giving this book the thought and care in editing that pushed it to

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Screaming at the water-cooler

As a writer who works from home, I can be kinda ambivalent about twitter. I follow a pretty wide range of tweeps – activists, game-designers, readers, journalists, other writers, people I have met at parties, artists, celebrity accounts, runners, computer programmers, conservationists, archers, photographers, chefs, mommy-bloggers, Curate-accounts…. so things can get pretty loud and angry

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Crop-rotation of the soul and other granola concepts.

Right. Crop rotation. You probably learned about this in school, yeah, but a quick refresher – you have four+ fields, in each you plant a different crop, the following year, you move all the crops along, and you give one of the fields a rest, planting it up with something like vetch to give nitrogen

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something fishy

My friend Elissa Hoole has been making doodles, and I loved what she was doing so much that I was inspired to go buy some fineliners and paper yesterday, and scribble away. Doodling is safe. It’s okay if I fuck up because it’s just a doodle. No one expects it to be a masterpiece. So

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