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Dads are pretty special

I found these drawings when my family was cleaning out my dad's office. They're probably from when I was five or six years old. Dads are pretty special people, aren't they?... Read the full article -->
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Life, death and whales

I lost my dad last night. He has battled cancer for three years. We were all in the room when he passed away : his six girls and my mum, plus many of his grandkids too. I can tell you that there was a whole lot of love packed into that little room. It was sad and beautiful all at once.... Read the full article -->
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Getting out of a pickle

I've spent most of my life working hard towards one goal after another, but then I experienced a major burnout…... Read the full article -->
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Keeping Calm Under the Spotlight

I haven’t updated my blog in a while and I think I owe you an explanation of what is going on right now. I feel really bad complaining about this but, you know, that's what blogs are for, right? A mass dumping of petty complaints onto faceless strangers?... Read the full article -->
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Don’t Quit

When you're working on something unconventional, something creative and uncertain, it can be disheartening to feel like you're not producing enough, not getting the numbers, not earning the money. And where is this thing that you've been spending all your time on, hmm? It doesn't exist yet. Will anything tangible come of it?... Read the full article -->
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The Problem with Being a Travelling Writer

When I set off travelling, I imagined myself creating art while on the move. Turns out, it's not so easy…... Read the full article -->
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The Highs and Lows of Launching a Book

The last few months have been a speedy blur of firsts: first time launching a book, first time on radio, first time on TV, first speaking engagement, first time creeping stealthily through…... Read the full article -->
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Hanging Out in Bookstores

Bookstores! The smell of paper. The piles of stories. All the great authors pressed tightly together, spooning on the shelves. These are some of the reasons that you're be more likely to find me in a bookstore than a bar on a Saturday night.... Read the full article -->
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A Reason to Stop Avoiding

For sixteen months, my own personal doomsday has been slowly approaching. With the launch of my book, I knew I was going to have to face up to something I’m terrified of. I’m not talking ... Read the full article -->
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A Big Change

Notice anything different? Well yes, I gained a little weight from too much Thai coconut milk soup, but it's not that. I've redesigned my website!... Read the full article -->
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