Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Australian Birds: Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)

So, I went for a bit of a walk, trying to get some different shots of the crimson rosellas. At first they proved to be very elusive, and they stayed that way for the morning.

This was the only shot I had of a pair in a tree.

For bright red and blue (and green) birds, they can be quite difficult to see, when they are feeding in long grass.

 Harder still when they bend down to feed. There are two birds in each of the shots below.

 And there they are again.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Work Completed in September 2014

This month I finished writing the following 2 collections:

365 Days of Flash Fiction


365 Days of Flash Fiction is scheduled for release October 4, 2014.

365 Days of Poetry


365 Days of Poetry is scheduled for release November 6, 2014.

Monday, September 29, 2014

CROSS-POSTED PROMOTION from C.M. Simpson Publishing Site

Look, look, look - it's finished, it's up on one site  with a discount, and it will be up on another shortly. Anyway, for your enjoyment, for the next two weeks (the week before, and the week after release).

CROSS-POSTED FROM publishing site:

Due for release on 4 October 2014, 365 Days of Flash Fiction is now available in e-book for pre-order from Smashwords, and will shortly be available from

Science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, speculative fiction and a touch of horror, this collection plays with just about every genre C.M. Simpson could lay her hands on. In it, she explores new worlds, new settings and some ideas that just needed to be gotten out of herhead. If short stories are your thing, and the shorter the better, there are a bunch of them to be found in this collection. Go ahead and take a look.

TO CELEBRATE: we are offering this collection at SMASHWORDS at a 50% discount until 11 October 2014.

Just use the following coupon PRIOR to completing checkout:


Usually available for US$7.99.
Warning: 365 Days of Flash Fiction *does* contain some swearing.

365 Days of Flash Fiction is scheduled for release on October 4, 2014.