Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Moving Forward


Another busy week, but I need to start finding time to work on this magazine that I am going forward with. The weather has been a bit disappointing and so I have been cancelling things and changing dates, but then again, it also means days at home to work on other projects.

One on One Photography Sessions

The weather hasn’t been great for them, but we are determined to do them.  I’ve had to reorganize a couple, but the weather is meant to get better.  If you are in Melbourne, snow is predicted in the nearby mountains on Wednesday. Very early for snow, I think it is an indication of what this scfalls-0022winter is going to be like.

I wanted to say that if you want to learn to use your camera, or maybe just go out and take photos with me, then you can book your own One on…

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The Big Idea: Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh


Sabaa Tahir and Renée Ahdieh are authors of young adult fantasy, with books releasing in April and May, respectively. Their novels are both inspired by unique settings, so they decided to interview one another for The Big Idea and share how they approached worldbuilding from different perspectives.


RA: The desert is a huge part of An Ember In the Ashes, but it’s not a setting we see in a lot of YA high fantasy, except in passing. What led you to pick it as your primary setting?

ST: I grew up in the Mojave Desert of California, midway between the highest and lowest points in the continental U.S. Living in such an extreme place made me feel like the land had a distinct personality. Sometimes, the desert loved me, like in the middle of a thunderstorm, or in the early morning, when a breeze…

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