Category Archives: Jude’s Posts

Where have all the good men gone?

Somewhere in the cusp between several writing projects, the evening news, and every day life, I’ve been pondering heroes. In part, I’m trying not to repeat myself. Maybe it’s just that I like a challenge, or perhaps that I’m easily … Continue reading

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Cat-astrophes and new beginnings

“Would you look after our cats until we move into the new apartment?” asked daughter 3. She thought living with us and our two cats for a few weeks might be less challenging than a cattery, especially for the elderly … Continue reading

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Escape to New Zealand

My latest story collection is on preorder, and will be out on 23 April. All the stories have been published in other collections, but I thought I’d bring together all the stories I’ve set in New Zealand so far. Inside … Continue reading

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What have you learned from this experience?

I’ve been on this fiction journey now for four and a bit years, and I’ve just typed THE END in my seventh novel, with novel number eight more than three quarters done. I have a heap of novellas under my … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m in a Valentine’s Day mood today, though it isn’t a holiday I grew up with. Here in New Zealand, sales of Valentine cards and gifts have picked up in the past couple of decades thanks to American television, but … Continue reading

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New beginnings

It’s the start of a new year, and a new way of living. Between finishing the year at the day job on 21st December and starting again on 7th January, I became a part-timer, working 48 hours a fortnight instead … Continue reading

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Stories make us who we are

This time of year is all about the stories. We’re starting to think about family get-togethers, foods that come out for our special festivals, ghosts of festivals past… Do you remember the time that Grandmother took several glasses too many … Continue reading

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