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<i>This Too Shall Pass</i> by SJ Finn

This Too Shall Pass by SJ Finn

Angela Meyer March 17, 2011

This review first appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald: Spectrum on the weekend of February 26-27. Sleepers Publishing 9781742700380 March 2011 (Aus) Jen Montgomery, known as ‘Monty’, had always considered herself a ‘forever’ person, until years into her marriage when something shifted. Monty began a relationship with another woman. This Too Shall Pass not only reflects on […]

‘What is a short story?’ Jon Bauer’s <i>Sleepers Almanac</i> and app launch speech

‘What is a short story?’ Jon Bauer’s Sleepers Almanac and app launch speech

Angela Meyer September 3, 2010 1 Comment

Last night, author Jon Bauer (Rocks in the Belly, Scribe) launched the sixth Sleepers Almanac and the new Sleepers literary app at the Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, Melbourne. I thought his speech was wonderful, so with Jon’s kind permission, here it is for you all to read: Have you ever had that moment on a […]

Melbourne Writers Festival diary 2009 part six: like a mother to a son

Melbourne Writers Festival diary 2009 part six: like a mother to a son

Angela Meyer August 28, 2009 5 Comments

‘We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure.’ – Alex, A Clockwork Orange (film version). I slept in and I’m running late for things but I would never forget about ye, droogs. Wednesday night I hosted cocktails at Match Bar in the city. We […]

<i>The Danger Game</i> by Kalinda Ashton

The Danger Game by Kalinda Ashton

Angela Meyer July 30, 2009 12 Comments

Sleepers Publishing August 2009, Australia 9781740668132 Three children – one insular, one bold, and one stubborn and growing – dare each other to undertake dangerous or humiliating tasks in the ‘danger game’. Their lives are daring enough, with an unstable father and a mother on-edge, and mature secrets inside each of their little heads. Only two of […]

Creative flaccidity

Creative flaccidity

Angela Meyer April 4, 2009 11 Comments

It doesn’t happen often, but I’m feeling a bit that way today. And it’s frustrating. Because I only really have a few hours on the weekend to work on fiction. I tapped out about 1000 words of 90s novel, but they weren’t very inspired. They were limp and floppy. Hopefully next weekend will be better. […]

<i>Things We Didn’t See Coming</i> by Steven Amsterdam

Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam

Angela Meyer March 4, 2009 8 Comments

Sleepers Publishing, 9781740667012, 2009 (Aus, US) Things We Didn’t See Coming is a series of vignettes, from different stages of the unnamed protagonist’s life in a dystopian alterno-present/future. It is a post-apocalyptic story, but told in a hard-boiled, yet highly resonant literary style. The sentences are sharp, the character is hard and the environment is […]

I Do it For Love

I Do it For Love

Angela Meyer February 14, 2009 3 Comments

Let me start out by saying I have a terrible headache, but I blog because I love you. Happy Valentines Day, readers. I hope you didn’t get too commercial. I hope you wrote a heartfelt poem or song, no matter how shoddy. I spent the day with Charles Darwin, but more on that later in […]

Smells, Snugglepot, Springsteen Vibes, Sleepers and Stuff

Smells, Snugglepot, Springsteen Vibes, Sleepers and Stuff

Angela Meyer January 18, 2009 16 Comments

Ah, to write. To do it for the joy alone. I am addicted to creating and recording. I am also addicted to discovery. How does that writer do it? How did they come up with that? How did they capture just how that feels, or what it would feel like, or how it would feel to be […]