DECEMBER 1ST, 2019. Early Book review. With only the printer’s proof copy to show people so far, I was invited to do a reading from it instead this week, which was very well-received, I’m happy to say. The rush by authors to publish for the Xmas market may mean delays in getting more copies for […]


AMPLE MAKE THIS BED- Chapter 3, December 1st, 2019.

December 1, 2019

Here’s the pre-publication version of Chapter 3 – see previous posts for Chapters 1&2. CHAPTER THREE Ama had demanded that her daughter have nothing more to do with him, when she discovered Ocean and Clay had been dealing drugs with the local high school kids, until someone reported them. Clay had left Arcadia to disappear […]

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ACT 2, SCENE 1 – TOM: Birth of a Legend, Nov.30, 2019

November 30, 2019

The story so far: In Act 1, Tom Thomson’s mistress Winnie becomes pregnant with an unwanted baby. Tom becomes involved with a young married woman who is desperate to have a child but whose war-wounded soldier husband is unable to give her. Tom obliges. Meantime, his star is just beginning to rise and recognition as […]

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NEW SCENE- TOM: Birth of a Legend, November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019

FINAL SCENE OF ACT ONE: TOM: Birth of a Legend  To view previous 8 scenes scroll back through earlier blog posts beginning in September. SCENE 9. THE CANOE LAKE LODGE VERANDA. DAY. (The platform structure is now the lodge veranda with rustic sign above: ‘CANOE LAKE LODGE’. TOM and EDIE are painting together at two […]

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New Scene – TOM – Birth of a Legend. Act 1, Scene 8. Nov. 2019

November 12, 2019

    SCENE 8. CANOE LAKE. CAMPSITE. DUSK. (JACKSON and HARRIS sit painting in front of platform structure which is now transformed into a canvas lean-to shelter beside a small campfire. Sounds of water sloshing and voices off from the lake. As lights come up, WINNIE is hauling ‘canoe’ ashore on stage left and we […]

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