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(Most of my) short stories published are listed here, followed by poems published, and articles published, (articles in two sections as – General, and Consumer Specific in local newspaper. Article reprints may be requested but note that all work is copyrighted.

(Some short items appearing in ephemeral publications may not be listed.)

Ephemera – in 1997 I won the FFANZ Award, which allowed me to travel to Australia for the National SF Convention in Canberra – Capcon. Winners were expected to fund-raise on their return, and as part of that I produced a chapbook of my animal tales (Animal Daze and -) combined with a cartoon series I sometimes did for SF club magazines, (- Rabbit’s Progress.) The chapbook had gray card covers, tan pages, and copies were signed, and numbered 1-100. It sold out and was never reprinted although I retain several copies.

Ephemera – LOVERS ALL AWRY appeared in ALL HALLOWS EVE 11 (UK) Journal of the Ghost Story Society copyright 1990. Single printing for members/contributors. Not reprinted to my knowledge.

THE SAR SHAN KELPIE appeared in MARION ZIMMER BRADLEYS FANTASY MAGAZINE, (USA) March 1991. Fantasy.

THE PARKING METER WHO WAS BORED appeared in KIWIKIDS(NZ) April 1991. Nat. Children’s Mag. Fantasy under ‘Ruth Underwood’ pseudonym.

CASE FILE appeared in STRANGE PLASMA(USA) July 1991. Humorous SF.

WOLF IN THE FOLD appeared in CHARIVARI (NZ) Nat. mag. December 1991. mystery.

THE RATIONAL WOMAN appeared CHARIVARI (NZ) February 1992. Urban horror.

WHAT HAPPY ENDING appeared MZB FANTASY MAGAZINE (USA) May 1992. Fantasy.

LOVERS ALL AWRY appeared CHARIVARI(NZ) June 1992. Ghost story.

QUITE A LOT OF BULL appeared COUNTRY LIVING (NZ) Nat. Farm. mag. Winter issue 1992. Humorous true-life farming tale.

IN THE WATERS OF GRIEF appeared in CHARIVARI(NZ) August 1992. Ghost tale.

HEAVEN’S ABOVE appeared in ON SPEC (Canada) September 1992. Humorous SF.

SLIGHTLY SHEEPISH appeared in COUNTRY LIVING(NZ) Spring 1992. Humorous truelife farming story.

MY SISTER, MY SISTER, I BID YOU BEWARE appeared in PICATRIX (UK) December 1992. Dark fantasy.

THE SILVER LADY appeared THE RINGING WORLD(UK) December 1992. Ghost tale.

HOME IS FAR AWAY(SF) and HARPSONG AND DREAMSMOKE(Fantasy) appeared in WHERE GREW THE TREE(NZ) anthology from Tamarix Press (new Zealand NZ) December 1992.

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS appeared COUNTRY LIVING (NZ) Summer 1993. Humorous true-life farming tale.

LITTLE GIRL LOST appeared AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S FORUM April 1993. Urban horror.

A SPINSTER OF THIS PARISH appeared COMMENTATTA(NZ) April 1993. Mystery.

GOOSED! appeared COUNTRY LIVING (NZ) Autumn/Fall 1993. Humorous true-life farming tale.

THE SILVER LADY appeared AGE CONCERN(NZ) Circ. 50,000. Autumn/Fall 1993. Ghost tale.

OUTFOXED (Humorous fantasy) and BEYOND EARTH’S CURVE, THERE IS A LIGHT (SF) appeared in STARSONGS (NZ) anthology from PEGAPUSS PRESS June 1993. Second story under Jan Bishop pseudonym – Jan being an old friend.

LOVE IN A BOOKSHOP(Origional title ‘Lovers All Awry’) appeared in GOLDEN YEARS (Aust.) Winter 1993. Ghost tale.

THE GOOD OLD DAYS appeared in PROHIBITED MATTER (Aust.) Winter 1993. Crime parody.

HEAVEN’S ABOVE appeared in AGE CONCERN (NZ) Spring 1993. Humorous SF.

LET THE BELLS RING OUT appeared in BEYOND THE BLACK STUMP (Aust.) anthology. Nov.’93

LET THE BELLS RING OUT appeared in THE RINGING WORLD (UK) December 1993. Ghost tale.

HARVEST HOME appeared in AGE CONCERN (NZ) Summer 1994. Fantasy.

BLOWING YOUR OWN TRUMPET appeared in N.Z. PIG HUNTER Feb/March 1994. Truelife humour.

MOON SCENT appeared in CATFANTASTIC III, (Edited Andre Norton) anthology of all original SF/Fantasy feline tales from DAW March 1994.

LET THE BELLS RING OUT(Ghost), THREE RING CIRCUS (Mystery), OUTFOXED (fantasy) broadcast Adelaide 5UV April’94.

HEAVEN’S ABOVE appeared THE IGUANA INFORMER (USA) August 1994. Humorous SF.

NIGHT OF RETRIBUTION appeared PROHIBITED MATTER (Aust.) Winter 1994. Horror,

FLOWERING OF VINES appeared PLOT MAGAZINE (USA) Spring 1994. Fantasy.

THE GOOD OLD DAYS appeared OVER MY DEAD BODY (USA) Spring 1994. Crime Parody.

THREE RING CIRCUS appeared CALLING UP THE DEVIL (Aust.) Crime anthology ARTEMIS PRESS Dec.’94. Mystery story.

OUTFOXED appeared IDIOM 23 (Aust.) Nov/Dec. 1994 Humorous fantasy.

NINE FOR A MAN appeared THE RINGING WORLD (UK) December 1994. Ghost tale.

THE PARKING METER WHO WAS BORED appeared ROADCRAFT ANNUAL Dec.’94. (NZ) Kids urban fantasy. Under pseudnm Ruth Underwood.’.

THE COWARD appeared DON’T GO NEAR THE WATER (Aust.) crime anthology ARTEMIS PRESS Feb.’95 Serious story.

THREE RING CIRCUS appeared in KRACKED MIRROR MYSTERIES (USA) May 1995. Mystery tale.

A TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEM appeared in BEYOND MAGAZINE (UK) issue June/July 1995. Humorous SF.

A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE appeared in RUTHERFORD’S DREAM. (NZ) anthology of SF. Pub. IPL June ’95.

THE SAR SHAN KELPIE appeared in SHADOW SWORD #6.(USA) Spring ’95. Fantasy story.

HEAVEN’S ABOVE appeared in (USA ’95.) anthology MIDNIGHT JOURNEYS. Humorous SF.

REPRESSION(serious) BLAZE OF GLORY(spy) appeared SPIES, LIES, AND WATCHING EYES Aust. Crime antho. May 1995.

HARVEST HOME appeared FREEZER BURN (USA) #1 Summer 1995. fantasy.

NINE FOR A MAN appeared in PLOT magazine (USA) #3 Summer 1995. Ghost tale.

MOBIUS TIME appeared PROHIBITED MATTER (Aust.) #4.September ’95. Dark fantasy tale.

THE APPLICANT appeared DISINFORMATION NZ. (NZ Nat. monthly mag. for disabled.) October 1995. SF humour.

CHILD OF OTHER KIN appeared HORIZONS SF (Canada) Fall 1995. (November) mild horror.

THE MIDNIGHT HOURS appeared in THE RINGING WORLD (UK) specialty magazine. December 1995. Ghost story.

Ephemera – Dec.’95/Jan.’96 Pegapuss Press produced a short story collection for limited release. This celebrated my 50th birthday/50th contribution to Amateur Press Association ANZAPA. The chapbook was entitled Lyneage, and contained the following stories. Little Girl Lost, How Are the Mighty, Sorceress of Change, People Like Us, Nor Of a Woman Born, No Brick Nor Stone, The Applicant, and A Length Of Scarlet Silk. Only 70 copies were produced. 35 in gold covers for Anzapa distribution, and 35 in blue covers, which were given to friends with a few also sold. Lyneage has never been reprinted and the stories are not included in total story sale count.

THE APPLICANT appeared in AGE CONCERN (NZ) Autumn 1996.

BAD DAY AT THE CASTLE appeared FREEZER BURN (US) Winter 1996.(Jan.) humorous fantasy.

THE LAST TIGER appeared in MEDUSA’S HAIRDO (New fairy tales) February 1996. Urban fantasy.

A RECORD IN GRANDSIRE TRIPLES appeared DISINFORMATION (NZ) March ’96. Ghost tale.

THE APPLICANT appeared in FREEZER BURN MAGAZINE,(USA) Special issue March 1996. Humorous SF.

ONE RIGHTEOUS ONE IN THE CITY appeared HORIZONS SF (Canada) May 1996.SF tale. (Winner of International Cat Writers Assn MUSE MEDALLION and Certificate of Excellence Short Fiction 1996 for this story/appearance)

CALF LOVE (as Elizabeth Underwood) appeared DISINFORMATION (NZ Nat. Mag. Disabled) May ’96. True life humor.

A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE appeared IN DARKNESS ETERNAL (antho.vampire tales, USA.)Summer 1996.

GIFTS OF ANUBIS appeared AGE CONCERN (NZ Nat. mag.) Winter (July) 1996. fantasy.

INHERITANCE appeared PROHIBITED MATTER (Aust.) #6. Aug.’96. Urban horror.

GIFTS OF ANUBIS appeared in NZ SALUKI CLUB NL (nz) winter 1996.

DEATHSONG appeared in CATFANTASTIC IV antho. USA. (Edited Andre Norton.appeared DAW Aug.’96. (story won the JOHNNY CAT AWARD from Exel Mineral Co. USA $500US and etched glass plaque, and also International Cat Writer’s Association MUSE MEDALLION for Best Short Fiction.)

THE MOCKER (mystery) and RECORD IN GRANDSIRE TRIPLES(ghost) broadcast 5UV Adelaide (Aust.)radio Sept/Oct.’96.

GIFTS OF ANUBIS appeared in HAWKES BAY WRITERS ANTHOLOGY (NZ) 1996.

LITTLE GIRL LOST appeared ANTIPODEAN TALES (NZ Horror anthology.) November 1996. Published IPL.

THE MOCKER appeared DISINFORMATION (NZ Nat. mag.) December 1996. mystery tale.

SWANSONG appeared SPACE OPERA (edit McCaffrey/Scarborough USA) antho. DAW Dec.’96 SF/music story.

A RECORD IN GRANDSIRE TRIPLES appeared THE RINGING WORLD (UK) Xmas edition. December 1996. Ghost tale.

ONCE THERE WAS A CITY appeared SORCEROUS (USA) March 1997. Dark fantasy tale.

TIME AND THE CITY appeared AGE CONCERN (NZ Nat. mag.) March 1997. Fantasy story.

INHERITANCE appeared NASTY PIECE OF WORK (UK) March 1997. graphic horror tale.

A LENGTH OF SCARLET SILK appeared US only anthology SHAKING THE TREE in April 1997. sf/horror tale

HARPSONG AND DREAMSMOKE (fantasy) appeared PLOT Magazine (USA) #8, Winter/Spring ’97. (June)

THE STARS FORETELL appeared June ’97 in NASTY PIECE OF WORK magazine (UK) Story is SF/horror.

HOW ARE THE MIGHTY appeared in SCAR TISSUE 10. This was a ‘flysheet’ published in the UK.

WOLF IN THE FOLD appeared MURDEROUS INTENT (USA) Summer 1997. Mystery story.

A TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEM appeared THE TALE SPINNER (USA) Fall 1997. Humorous SF.

WITHIN A LAND OF DREAMS appeared in EVENT HORIZON (USA) September 1997. mild horror tale.

THE STARS FORETELL appeared PROHIBITED MATTER #8 (Australia) September ’97. Horror/SF.

INHERITANCE appeared EVERNIGHT printed and on-line magazine, (USA) September 1997. Horror story.

BLAZE OF GLORY appeared WHISPERING WILLOWS MYSTERIES ANTHOLOGY:Bon Voyage edition (USA) October 1997.

NINE FOR A MAN broadcast (National) RADIO NEW ZEALAND. December 26th 1997. Story is ghost tale.

CHRIS appeared HORIZONS SF (Canada) Winter 1998. (April receipt.) post-holocaust tale.

WINTER CHOICES appeared PROHIBITED MATTER (Aust) No.10, April 1998.

PEOPLE LIKE US (SF) appeared PLOT Magazine #9 (USA) listed as Summer/Fall ’97, actual appearance April.

TIGER DREAMING appeared New Zealand Cat Fancy yearbook 1998 edition. Cat/supernatural tale. (Winner MUSE MEDALLION Best Short Fiction from International Cat Writers Association.)

THE DETECTIVE AND THE TOURIST appeared MASQUE NOIR (Aust.) September 1998. Mystery, one in the Luisa Garcia series.

OUTFOXED appeared SCHEHERAZADE (UK) #17, September 1998. fantasy

FIREDANCER appeared ETERNITY On-Line magazine (USA) September 1998. Story is western/fantasy.

INHERITANCE appeared SHIVER (Canada,) Summer ’98, (rec. Oct.) Horror.

TIME & THE CITY appeared THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (UK) December 1998. Urban fantasy.

BURGLARS appeared WRITE NOW (NZ) issue Jan/Feb.’99. crime/humour tale.

DOUBLE BLUFF appeared MASQUE NOIR (Aust.) issue March 1999. Mystery, one in the Luisa Garcia series.

ON A NIGHT OF WIND AND RAIN appeared WRITE NOW (NZ) issue Mar/Apr.’99. Ghost tale.

A RECORD IN GRANDSIRE TRIPLES appeared MEDUSAS HAIRDO (USA) March ’99. Ghost story.

OUTFOXED appeared DRAGONSLAUGH (USA) on-line April ’99 issue. humor/SF.

THE GUY WHO STUFFED CHOOKS (SF/humour,) BAD DAY AT THE CASTLE (F/humour,) appeared WRITE NOW (NZ) May ’99.

ONE RIGHTEOUS ONE IN THE CITY (SF/Cat story) and OCILATING (true life humour) appeared THE NZ CAT FANCY YEARBOOK ’99, June ’99. SF/Cat story.

A LENGTH OF SCARLET SILK appeared in ABADDON (Oz.) June 1999. SF story.

LETTER FROM AN ALIEN PLANET appeared ROADWORKS: Tales from the Hard Road (UK) Summer 1999 issue. SF/humour.

BETTER OFF appeared in WRITE NOW (NZ) July/August 1999 issue. humour/SF.

LULLABY appeared CATFANTASTIC V August’99. Fantasy. 3rd in series DAW anthologies. Others in this story series appeared CF III and IV.

GIFTS OF ANUBIS (fantasy with fairytale-like overtones) and SHE WHO DANCES (dark fantasy) appeared MILLENNIUM SF&F (USA) on-line June and July. HardCopy-Fall ’99 (approx early August ’99)

BAD DAY AT THE CASTLE, appeared DRAGONSLAUGH (e-zine) August 1999. (Humour/Fantasy.

OTHER AGENDAS appeared MERLIN Anthology. DAW. Fantasy/humour. September 1999.

WHEN IN ROME appeared MASQUE NOIR (Oz.) #3, September 1999. mystery, one in the Lusia Garcia series.

FIRESTORM appeared THE GAUNTLET (USA) #1 September 1999. Heroic fantasy tale.

THE CHILD WITH THE EYES appeared GENREZONE (USA) September 1999. Surreal psychological fantasy.

LET THE BELLS RING OUT appeared WRITE NOW (NZ) Nov/Dec.’99 Ghost tale set in NZ.

A FLOWERING OF VINES appeared FAGAN (USA) December 1999. fantasy.

BEYOND EARTH’S CURVE, THERE IS A LIGHT appeared in THE GAUNTLET (USA) #2 December ’99. Heroic SF.

GEORGE AND THE DRAGON appeared DRAGONLAUGH (USA e-zine) December 1999. Fantasy/myth re-version.

GIFTS OF ANUBIS appeared WRITE NOW (NZ) issue Dec/Jan 2000. mythical creation of Saluki story.

A LITTLE LEARNING appeared MASQUE NOIR (Oz.) #4, Jan. 2000. Mystery story in ‘Detective Lucia Garcia’ series.

YOU KNOW BEST, DARLING appeared in MAHUTONGA (NZ) February 2000. crime tale.

FAER TRADING appeared MZB’s Fantasy Magazine (USA) May/Summer issue. Fantasy tale.

CHILDREN OF THE CITY appeared BEYOND THE ROSE (Eire) May 2000. urban fantasy.

AN AXE TO GRIND appeared WRITE NOW (NZ) issue 36 May/June 2000. Story is real-life humour.

BURGLARS, A TALE OF TWO KITTIES, SMALL CAT DIARY:STILL OCILATING, appeared NZ CAT FANCY YEARBOOK 2000. (June 2000.)

AND THUS RETURNING appeared in BLACK ROSE (Eire) July 2000. Vampire tale.

BURGLARS (crime tale) appeared in SCAVENGER’S (USA) November 2000.

THE COWARD (serious story) appeared in MAHUTONGA: STARS OF THR SOUTH (NZ) November 2000.

FIREDANCER appeared in BEYOND THE ROSE #3 (Eire) February 2001. Fantasy.

A TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEN appeared FICTION PLUS (NZ) April 2001. SF/Humour.

NORTHERN OSCILATION, OTHER AGENDAS, and HARVEST HOME appeared FLASH CATS (NZ CF YEARBOOK) March 2001.

BURGLARS appeared BLAST Magazine (Oz) issue March 2001. humorous crime.

AN AXE TO GRIND appeared BLUES COUNTRY (OZ) May/June 2001. true-life humour.

HARPSONG AND DREAMSMOKE appeared GAUNTLET Magazine (USA) Summer (July) issue 2001, #6

TIGER DREAMING appeared MOOREFFOOC Magazine, (USA) Summer 2001, (July) magic realism story.

THE APPLICANT appeared SCAVENGER (USA) July 2001 issue. humor/urban fantasy.

THE DETECTIVE AND THE BLUNT INSTRUMENT appeared in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LEGAL THRILLERS (Usa.) mystery tale, one in the Lusia Garcia series.

A LENGTH OF SCARLET SILK appeared SCHERAZADE (UK) August 2001 issue. SF story.

HORSING AROUND appeared FURTHER ADVENTURES OF XENA:WARRIOR PRINCESS, theme antho. ACE (USA) Sept.2001.

CHASING CHINA CATS appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES #23 (USA) October 2001. One in the Lusia Garcia series

SORCERESS OF CHANGE appeared GAUNTLET Magazine (USA) issue October no 7 2001.

QUITE A LOT OF BULL appeared FRESH FIELDS anthology, (NZ) Shoal Bay Press. November 2001, Reprint of first tale in my own non-fiction book, Farming Daze, (GP Publications 1993.)

GRANDMA AND THE PERILS OF PAULINE appeared VOICES FROM THE PAST anthology (Australia) Nov.2001.

TOURIST appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES #24 (USA) November issue 2001.  Lusia Garcia series

CIRCLE OF FOREVER appeared VAMPIRES CRYPT (USA) November 2001. Vampire story.

IN THE SOUP appeared in BLUES COUNTRY (Oz) Nov/Dec 2001, farming humour.

HONOR’S CHOICE appeared SCAVENGER (USA) December 2001. SF story.

THE LAST TIGER appeared LEGEND magazine (UK) Urban fantasy, #4 Autumn/Winter 2001. (Dec.)

CHASING CHINA CATS appeared LINQ (Australia) volume 28 1&2. December 2001. Mystery story, one in the Lusia Garcia series. (Winner International Cat Writer Awards certificate of Excellence/also MUSE Medallion for Best Short Fiction 2002.)

NINE FOR A MAN, (ghost) PEOPLE LIKE US, (SF) and THE THIRD STOREY (time travel) appeared over this year in e-zine STEEL CAVES (UK) (Note, these works were accepted and published, but never paid for despite numerous requests.)

THE SEDRA ANOMALY appeared FLASH CATS (NZ Cat Fancy quarterly) March 2002. (SF/humour tale.

THE DETECTIVE AND THE BLUNT INSTRUMENT appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES, #25, April 2002, one in the Luisa Garcia series.

CIRCLE OF FOREVER appeared THE VAMPIRE”S CRYPT (Semi annual antho.) March 2002. (Spring.)

WOLF IN THE FOLD appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES #26 June 2002.

THE THIRD STOREY appeared LOVECRAFT’S WEIRD MYSTERIES #5, (USA) May 2002. Supernatural mystery

HEAVENS ABOVE appeared ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS INFLIGHT MAGAZINE (Oz.) #1, June 2002. SF/humour.

TIGER AND FRIENDS appeared FLASH CATS QUARTERLY (NZ) September 2002. True-life cats.

WHEN IN ROME appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES 27, July 2002, one in the Lusia Garcia series.

THE SEDRA ANOMALY appeared in SCAVENGER (USA) August 2002. Humor/SF.

THE DETECTIVE AND THE CURSE appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES 28, Sept.2002. Crime/mystery tale, one in the Luisa Garcia series.

A LITTLE LEARNING appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES issue 29. Oct.’02. Crime tale, Lusia Garcia series.

CONSIDERED OPINION appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES issue 30. Nov.02 psychological tale.

TIGER AND FRIENDS appeared FLASH CATS December quarter 2002. Tales of Tiger the Ocicat.

THE MOCKER appeared in DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES issue 31 Dec.2002. crime tale.

CHILDREN OF THE CITY appeared SCHERAZADE (UK) December 2002 . urban Fantasy.

GIFTS OF ANUBIS appeared FLASHQUAKE (USA) e-zine. Dec-Jan 03. Original Myth/story. (Also bi-yearly CD of best stories of that six months FLASHQUAKE WINTER 20002/03.)

HONOR’S CHOICE (SF) and THE BULLY (psychological horror) appeared MASQUE NOIR #7, January 2003.

A TALE OF TWO KITTIES appeared DETECTIVE MYSTERY STORIES #34 (USA) March 2003. Cat/mystery tale.

WHERE ARE THE SHEEP appeared BLUES COUNTRY (Oz) March/April issue 2003.

CHASING CHINA CATS appeared FLASH CATS (NZ National Cat Fancy mag.) June 2003. cat/mystery tale.

EWE NEEDING HELP? appeared SMARTER THAN JILL (NZ SPCA Anthology) September 2003.

TIME AND THE CITY appeared in FLASH CATS (NZ Nat. Cat Fancy mag.) Issue 03/03. Aug.2003.

REALITIES appeared TAKAHE (NZ) issue #49 Sept.03. Fantasy tale.

A WOMAN’S OPINION (OF CATS AND BIRDS) appeared BLUES COUNTRY (Oz.) Sept/Oct ’03 issue. tale of me, Tiger, the Magpie etc. Humor and cats.

AND SO DO CATS – humorous essay appeared CAT TALES (the Meaning of Cats in Women’s Lives,) ANTHOLOGY, Spinifex Press (OZ) Oct. ’03. comparison of cats and terrorists.

TAURUS appeared BRAVADO (NZ) November 2003. SF/anti bull-fighting story.

AN AXE TO GRIND appeared in FLASH CATS (NZ) Dec. 2003 real-life humour.

TIGER DREAMING urban crime/fantasy and THE LAST TIGER urban myth, appeared SONG OF THE SIREN early 2004,

PORTRAIT OF A TIGGER appeared HAUNTED ENCOUNTERS anthology (USA) May 2004. True-life ghost tale.

HORSE GUARD appeared HORSE DREAMS anthology (Aust.) June 2004. True life tale of author’s encounter with criminal.

PANDAMONIUM appeared BLUES COUNTRY (Aust.) August 2004. Humorous tales of Panda the steer.

THE CAT LOVER appeared in Flash Cats (NZ) September 2004. Luisa Garcia tale.

Seven one-paragraph to one page humorous tales in anthology CATS DO IT BETTER THAN PEOPLE, (Adams Media USA) March 2005.

TO SLEEP, TO DREAM, TO FIND appeared in ROBOTS AND TIME anthology (Aust.) mid-2005. (fantasy)

A TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEM appeared in SCHERAZADE (UK) October 2005.

THE LAST TIGER appeared in FLASH CATS (NZ) September 2006. Legend style cat story.

FIREDANCER appeared in TRAILS I (USA) November 2006 (Fantasy/AmerIndian)

LOOKING GLASS GIRL appeared TRAILS II anthology (USA) weird western story. August 2007

RATS IN THE WALLS appeared RUINS-TERRA anthology (USA) SF Oct. 7

BY THE SWORD broadcast NZ National Radio November 2007. (crime)

A WILDERNESS OF SAND (Once There was a People) appeared DESOLATE PLACES anthology (USA) January 2008, fantasy. prehistory/myth.

COW TALE appeared in READER’S DIGEST May issue 2008 (in smart animals section, tale of my Jersey cow Bette.

JONAH”S PIECE appeared GHOST TOWN anthology (USA) August 2008

GIFTS OF ANUBIS (fairy story style) and SHEEPISH (true life humour) appeared in ABANDONED TOWERS September 2008

IS IT JUST ME OR ARE SHEEP GETTING SMARTER appeared in READER’S DIGEST 2008 September issue. (humorous story about my sheep)

WAITING TABLES AND TIME appeared HAUNTED HEARTHS ANTHOLOGY 2008 (USA) This story was a finalist for the Sir Julius Vogel Award 2009. It was also one of the 14 short-listed for the America-wide Gaylactic Award 2011. ghost/love story.

CHILDREN OF THE CITY appeared RUINS:METROPOLIS ANTHOLOGY 2008 (USA) far future/mutated children.

JOANNA (aka Fire Storm) appeared WOLFSONGS ANTHOLOGY I, 2008 (USA) alter.hist./trauma/girl and wolfdog.

FAER TRADING appeared FLASHING SWORDS II magazine 2008 (USA) Medieval woman’s bargain with Faerie.

DENISE broadcast December 2008 NZ National Radio. (war/ghost story)

JUST A POOR OLD LADY appeared in JAAM (NZ) annual mag. Feb. 2009 Not all old women are harmless or helpless.

WITH BRAZEN TONGUE appeared THE BOOK OF EXODI anthology 2009, (USA) new planet settlement under alien threat.

A RECORD IN GRANDSIRE TRIPLES appeared IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY HALLOWEN anthology 2009. (USA) sweet ghost tale.

REUNION appeared in PMS POISON, MURDER, SATISFACTION anthology 2009, (USA) two women? on-going revenge after death of best friend.

YOU NEVER UNDERSTAND PEOPLE appeared in STRANGE MYSTERIES 2 anthology 2009, (USA) tale of two sisters and one’s atonement.

HARVEST TIME appeared in THE DEVIL’S FOOD anthology. A different angle on Salem. (Note: this anthology appeared in very limited numbers as copies sent to US authors only. At which point the editors’ working relationship apparently imploded.)

LET THE BELLS RING OUT appeared CHRISTMAS IN OUTER SPACE anthology 2009, (USA) ghost tale.

HEAVENS ABOVE appeared FREE RANGE FAIRY TALES anthology 2010, (USA) retelling of the Ark and 40 days rain – in heavenly memos.

SKUNKED and WE’RE SUCH AN UNFORTUNATE FAMILY both appeared in A FISTFULL OF HOLLARS anthology 2010, USA. odd goings on in the wild wild west.

ON THE ROAD TO BODIE appeared SIX-GUNS STRAIGHT FROM HELL antho. 2010, (USA) ghost tale from 1800s west.

OPENER OF DOORS appeared HAZARD CAT WEBSITE August 2010. Story won both the Certificate of Excellence and the Muse Medallion 2011 from the (International) Cat Writers association.

THE WORTH OF A MAN appeared in TIME IN A BOTTLE anthology 2010 USA. (How much does society value a handicapped man, and can he really make a difference?)

BY THE SWORD appeared HALLOWEEN:DANCES WITH THE DEVIL anthology 2010. (USA) old lady solves three problems at once.

MUM’S LEGACY appeared WISDOM OF OUR MOTHERS anthology 2010, (USA) true life adages from my mother’s experience.

DECK THE HALLS appeared CHRISTMAS:PEACE ON ALL THE WORLDS anthology. 2010. (USA) battered woman’s husband learns better.

THE LAST TIGER appeared HAZARD CAT WEBSITE November 2010. oriental fantasy myth format. NOT retelling of legend but an original tale.

ONE OF THOSE DAYS (medieval fantasy/humour) and SISTER TO GODS (1800s mystery/fantasy) appeared MYSTIC SIGNALS anthology November 2010. Combination of Lorelei Signal Oct-Dec. and Sorceress Signals Nov-Jan 2011.

WIRI appeared DEAR VALENTINE anthology 2011, (USA) a boy loves a wild horse.

THE TOURIST appeared STRANGE MYSTERIES 3 anthology 2011, (USA) New Zealand tourist is mugged in L.A. Detective Luisa Garcia aids her.

HOUNDED appeared SPIRIT LEGENDS OF GHOSTS AND GODS anthology, 2011, (USA) 1800s tale of fleeing wife who finds an odd sanctuary.

NEITHER BRICKS NOR STONE appeared HALLOWEEN HELLOWEEN anthology 2011, (USA) ghost tale from WW11.

DAZE OF THE TIGER (real life tale about Tiger) appeared in ANIMAL’S VOICE (NZ) Spring 2011.

VALENTINE’S DAY NIGHT (Night of Wind and Rain) in STRANGE VALENTINES anthology March 2012 (USA) ghost tale of a princess and movie star.

CURSED ARE THEY (Luisa Garcia) appeared STRANGE MYSTERIES 4, anthology April 2012, (USA) curse catches criminals/Luisa Garcia series.

BEFORE ALL THIS MODERN STUFF appeared in LOW NOON anthology, edited David B.Riley. April 2012. Why going back in time may not always be a good idea.

THE DOMEN appeared in PENUMBRA EZINE, May 2012. Ravening feline creatures meet an old lady who loves cats.

THE TRUANT appeared in OVER MY DEAD BODY (usa) June 2012. Rigid bureaucracy results in a suicide.

A DAY OUT SHOPPING appeared in SCIENCE FICTION TRAILS 9: A MARTIAN SPECTACULAR, July 2012. Very odd goings-on in a Mexican bookshop.

THE MAILMAN appeared in STRANGE HALLOWEEN anthology, (Whortleberry Press) September 2012. Luisa Garcia story. Love, hate, and a ghost.

THE BOOK appeared in FEAR anthology. SF retelling of biblical tale.

HARPSONG AND DREAMSMOKE appeared PENUMBRA EZINE Nov.2012 Vol.1 issue 11. sometimes it takes a sister to save her brother.

ARAFEL appeared in STRANGE CHRISTMAS anthology, (Whortleberry Press) November 2012. a cat and bull story.

THE FURY and THE BUTTON BOX appeared in THE GREAT DETECTIVE: His Further Adventures, (Ed. Gary Lovisi, Wildside Press USA) Sherlock tales. 2013

SLIGHTLY POTTY appeared in STRANGE LUCKY VALENTINES 2013 anthology. A woman and her clay pots go potty.

LITTLE GIRL LOST and SOWING ON THE MOUNTAIN appeared in THE SPEED OF DARK anthology ed. C.C.Bye and P.D.R. Lindsay. 2013

THE MYSTERY OF LUCKY appeared in STRANGE LUCKY MYSTERIES 5, ed. Arthur Sanchez, from Whortleberry Press USA. 2013

I SHALL DO NOTHING appeared TALES OF THE TALISMAN Vol 8 ish 4. 2013. the vanquishing of a man – and his ghost.

THIRD FLOOR appeared DANDELIONS OF MARS (Ray Bradbury tribute) anthology. (ed. Ahmed Khan, Whortleberry Press USA) 2013.

SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE appeared DARK BARD anthology June 2013. Gang Law doesn’t always prevail.

LONE STAR JACKSON – OUTLAW appeared STEAMPUNK TRAILS issue 1. September 2013. Death of a train robber.

WOLF IN THE FOLD appeared in STRANGE LUCKY HALLOWEEN, ed. Sandi Reed-Chan, from Whortleberry Press USA. Sept. 2013. a nasty little man doesn’t always win.

REALITIES appeared in TALES OF THE TALISMAN vol.9 issue.3. Jan. 2014. At times reality can be more than an artist wants, fantasy can be a better way to live.

A STILL SMALL VOICE appeared in THE BEST ANGEL STORIES 2014, Guidepost anthology of true-life tales, March 2014.

SUCH A CUTE PUPPY appeared in SF TRAILS 11, April 2014. And he was cute, realy cute, he also wasn’t quite a recognized breed.

THE NIT-PICKER appeared in OVER MY DEAD BODY mystery magazine. April 2014. There are times nit-picking doesn’t pay.

UNBROKE TO THE POTTER appeared in NZ anthology LOST IN THE MUSEUM April 2014. Even a king can have a broken heart.

WIRI appeared in the CONCLAVE 2 conbook. April 2014. It isn’t only girls who may love a horse.

AND THUS RETURNING appeared in anthology THESE VAMPIRES DON’T SPARKLE (Sky Warrior Press USA) May 2014.

FETCH ME DOWN MY GUN appeared in (Australian) USE ONLY AS DIRECTED anthology June 2014. Sometimes making a stand produces surprising results.

GREAT AUNT EDNA appeared in STRANGE SUMMER FUN anthology (Whortleberry Press) July 2014. Not all nice old ladies are as nice as they appear.

WHAT ANY PARENT WOULD DO appeared in OVER MY DEAD BODY (on-line magazine) August 2014. But then, some parents will go further than others – much further.

THE STEAM-POWERED CAMERA appeared in STEAMPUNK TRAILS 2014. August 2014. It can be surprising what some instruments can do and show if properly adjusted.

Poems:

Ephemera – EXPERT OPINION appeared in TRACKS 111, Dannevirke Writers Group. copyrighted 1990. Sold out not reprinted.

WITHIN THE ASTEROID BELT appeared in THE FRACTAL Spring 1994. (usa)

THE WRITER’S LAMENT also THE EDITOR’S LAMENT appeared in THE IGUANA INFORMER Issue 20 December 1994. (usa)

TO LOVE AND BE WISE appeared NZ SALUKI CLUB NEWSLETTER spring 1996.

TO LOVE AND BE WISE appeared in TOP DOG JOURNAL August 1996. (Aust.)

SEMANTICS and A PRAYER appeared NZ SALUKI CLUB NL Autumn 1997.

TO BAST – A PRAYER appeared in CATS, CANINES, AND OTHER CRITTERS anthology 1997. (USA)

TRUTH IN POETRY appeared in NZ SALUKI CLUB NL Winter 1997.

A FARMER’S POEM FOR CHRISTMAS appeared IDIOM 23 Jan 1998 (Aust.)

PRAISE BE appeared in SHE OF 10,000 NAMES, goddess poetry antho. 2000. (USA)

2008 a local bakery (Poesy Bread) accepted three of my poems. These were printed on mini-postcards and placed within the wrappers of all bread sold on that particular day. There were a number of poets who contributed to this scheme including Sam Hunt. My poems were no’s 25/26/27.

HEDGEHOG BLUES appeared ABANDONED TOWERS Issue 2, March 2009. (USA)

COOEE TUI appeared NZSA CHAPBOOK ON-LINE March 2013.

SPRING appeared NZSA CHAPBOOK ON-LINE Aug. 2013.

A POEM FOR MOTHER’S DAY appeared May issue of Australian magazine, POSITIVE WORDS.

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Articles in Dannevirke News(paper):

Most appeared as ‘once only, this paper only’ Rare occasions this is not so, or where the article may be reprinted freely are indicated. Most are consumer articles on saving costs. This is a slush pile system, where I write when I have time and an idea, articles of mine are then used when there is space, (after early 2012 this was invariably in the separate Dannevirke News Saturday Supplement as distinct from Dannevirke News pages in the main Hawkes Bay Today)

ASTROLOGERS ASTRAY WITH ANNUAL ANALYSIS appeared Friday, January 21st 2011

THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND appeared Saturday. Jan. 22nd 2011.

NOVEL IDEAS REALLY JUST OLD IDEAS appeared Wed. January 26th 2011.

SWAPPING UNWANTED VEGETABLES, FRUIT AND OTHER FOOD CAN SAVE LOTS OF MONEY appeared Monday, February 7th 2011

GET AHEAD BY USING YOU HEAD appeared Tuesday, March 22nd 2011.

EPSOM SALTS HAS MANY USES appeared Wednesday April 6th 2011

TASTE INFUSIONS FROM NATURE appeared Wednesday April 20th 2011

FOOD FOR THOUGHT appeared Monday, May 1st 2011.

HOW TO SURVIVE DISASTERS COST EFFECTIVELY (part of Perfect Disaster series) Monday, May 9th 2011.

PLAN DISASTER SURVIVAL FOR YOUR FURRY FAMILY TOO (part of Perfect Disaster series) appeared Monday May 16th 2011.

A FEW USEFUL CLUES ABOUT THE LOO (part of Perfect Disaster series) appeared Tuesday May 24th 2011.

MAKESHIFT TOILETS (part of Perfect Disaster series) appeared Wed.June 1st 2011.

WHEN LIFE DEALS YOU LEMONS MAKE LEMONADE appeared Dannevirke News around June 18-20th. Then illegally used in Horowhenua Chronicle Wed. June 22nd 2011 without permission or payment. Complaint to the editor and article pool illegally providing the article received no satisfaction. Nor complaints to Copyright Licensing or to the NZSA. Beware of your work being targeted this way since it appears organisations (supposedly there to help writers) are apparently not prepared to act on complaint or to see you reimbursed for this type of misuse.

IN A LESS THAN ‘PERFECT DISASTER’ DO THE BEST YOU CAN appeared Wednesday June 29th 2011.

FULL OF VIM AND VINEGAR appeared Tuesday, August 2nd 2011.

SOCIETY’S DEADLY DAISY CHAIN OF DISEASES appeared Wed.Aug.10th 2011

BREWING UP A CUPFUL OF COMFORT appeared Tuesday. August 16th 2011

VHS QUANDRY A TRAP FOR YOUNG PLAYERS appeared Thurs. Sept. 1st 2011.

YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN TO BE A WINNER appeared Tues. Sept. 13th 2011.

SAVING MONEY ON ANIMALS-A PET PROJECT appeared Wed. Sept.21st 2011

(PET) FOOD FOR THOUGHT appeared Wednesday October 5th 2011.

CHEAP COMPANIONS (PETS) OFFER THEIR OWN REWARDS appeared Tuesday. October11th. 2011.

ON THE DIVIDING LINE FOR DIGITAL appeared Tuesday, October 18th 2011

SPOT HOME PERILS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE appeared Wed. Nov. 16th 2011

TAKE CARE WIH MEDICATION appeared Tuesday November 22nd 2011

PETS NOT ALL COSTING BIG MONEY appeared Sat. February 11th 2012

CAT PARK ANSWER TO CAT SAFETY, SECURITY appeared Sat. March 10th 2012

CARE AND TIME MAKE MEMORIES THAT LAST FOR LIFE appd Sat.April 7th 2012

REMEDIES; CINNAMON appeared Saturday August 18th 2012

REMEDIES: GINGER appeared Saturday September 1st 2012

REMEDIES: HANGOVERS appeared Saturday January 12th 2013

MANY USES FOR TOOTHPASTE appeared Saturday January 19th 2013.

REMEDIES: CANS OF FISH appeared Saturday January 26th 2013.

REMEDIES: HONEY AND CINNAMON appeared Saturday February 2nd 2013.

HOW TO DEAL WITH FLEAS IN THE HOME appeared Sat.Mar. 9th 2013.

WAYS TO TREAT COUGHS, COLDS, & SORE THROATS appeared Sat.Mar.16 ‘13.

EASY THINGS TO DO WITH STALE BREAD appeared Saturday April 13th 2013.

WHILE STOCKS LAST” IS LEGAL TRICKERY appeared Saturday April 27th 2013. (Article also approved for general newspaper or in other publications amateur or professional use. May be used in its entirety only and with attribution but free.)

USES APLENTY FOR THE HUMBLE POTATO appeared Sat. June 29th 2013.

OATS, A REMEDY FROM THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD appeared Sat. July 6th 2013.

MORE TO SALT THAN OBVIOUS appeared Saturday July 13th 2013.

TIPS FOR KEEPING WARM CHEAPLY appeared Sat.Aug.3rd 2013.

CHEAP, FUN THINGS TO DO INSIDE appeared Saturday August 24th 2013.

INTERESTING THINGS TO DO WITH ONIONS appeared Saturday November 2nd 2013

DEALING WITH HAY FEVER appeared Saturday December 7th 2013.

THE REAL VALUE OF A $5 BOX appeared Saturday January 18th 2014.

WHAT YOU GET OUT OF STAR SIGN READING appeared Saturday June 21st 2014.

VICAR OF DIBLEY A GREAT EVENING OUT, a review as Live Theatre Critic for Dannevirke News appeared Saturday 12th July 2014.

VICAR OF DIBLEY A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (a variation of the review,) then appeared in the Bush Telegraph weekly, 14th July,

STAYING WARM IN WINTER ON A BUDGET appeared Saturday August 9th 2014.

RECYCLING UNWANTED BOOKS AND MAGAZINES appeared Saturday 16th 2014.

FUN (AND GIFTS) WITH JUNK appeared Saturday August 23rd 2014

REMEDIES FROM THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD-  Corriander, appeared Saturday August 30th 2014.

PEG IT (10 or more uses for pegs) appeared Saturday September 6th 2014.

ODD USES FOR OLD TENNIS BALLS appeared Saturday 20th September 2014..

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Other Articles:

Ephemera – FARMING DAZE (How I started with the farm) appeared in TRACKS 111, Dannevirke Writers Group. copyrighted 1990. Sold out, not reprinted.

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER appeared THE GAUNTLET (USA) issue 10. July 1995.

CLAUSE WATCHING appeared in THE IGUANA INFORMER Issue 21. Feb.1995.

THE DOG IN MYSTERY FICTION appeared in NATIONAL SALUKI CLUB NL. (nz) summer 1996.

KIDDIE-PORN CALENDAR appeared in THE GAUNTLET (USA) issue 11, 1996.

CALLING THINGS AS YOU DON’T SEE THEM appeared in ROSWELL LITERARY REVIEW (usa) April-June 1998.

THE TITLES THEY ARE ACHANGING appeared in THE RAINTOWN REVIEW (usa) August 1998 Vol.1 no.3.

THE JOY OF WRITING appeared in WRITE NOW (NZ) sept/oct. 1999.

AN AXE TO GRIND appeared in WRITE NOW (NZ) May/June 2000.

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE STARTING appeared in FICTION PLUS (NZ) July 2001.

BEFORE YOU SIGN THAT BOOK CONTRACT (Reprints and Royalties) MEOW (CWA NL) Spring 2003.

ETIQUETTE OF REJECTION appeared in MEOW (CWA NL) summer 2004.

THE PROTECTOR appeared in RARE BREEDS NZ (quarterly) August 2006. On one of my rams at Christmas.

MY CATS IN FICTION, and LOOKING AT OLDER CAT BOOKS, appeared in FLASH CATS (NZ) December 2006.

LOSING HISTORY appeared in WRITER’S VOICE (OZ) Oct/Nov 2007.

ETTIQUETTE OF REJECTION appeared in WRITER’S VOICE (Oz) Aug/Sept 2008.

STEALING REALITY appeared in WRITER’S VOICE (Oz) Oct/Nov. 2008.

REMAINDERS, (Reprints and Remainders) appeared in WRITER’S VOICE (Oz) Dec.2008/Jan.2009.

OVEREXPOSURE brief item TV GUIDE (on too many ads on new programme coming.

THE FARM HEN, NOT QUITE A RARE BREED appeared in RARE BREEDS NZ (quarterly) May 2009, on the diversity of long-time farm hens.

ILLEGIBLE HISTORY appeared in STEAM ENGINE TIME 11 (oz) February 2010.

NO ENTRY appeared in ANIMALS’ VOICE March 2010. (Spring issue). About my Doberman.

FRUSTRATIONS OF A WRITER appeared in NZ AUTHOR April/May 2010.

DUSTIER THAN A DUCK brief item, appeared THAT’S LIFE

brief item HAPPY AS CLAMS appeared THE LISTENER

HARE-RAISING appeared in ANIMALS’ VOICE quarterly (August) Spring 2012.

brief item SHEET-SET THIEF appeared in LUCKY BREAK Sept.3rd ’12.

GOOSE EVENTS appeared in RARE BREEDS NZ (Quarterly) no.99 Nov. 2012

CHANGE TO USA TAX REGISTRATION appeared in FREELANCE MAGAZINE (NZ) December 2012 issue.

BREAST PEST brief item appeared NEW IDEA

brief item A SPECIAL DATE appeared LUCKY BREAK Feb.2013.

CAT PARK SOLUTION letter/article appeared SPCA ANIMALS’ VOICE, quarterly winter (May) 2013.

TRIVIATING, humerous article, appeared in FREELANCE MAGAZINE (NZ) June 2013

HORSING AROUND brief item appeared TV GUIDE June 2013 (memories of milk-cart horse in 1950s.)

A RAM – RAMMING appeared in RARE BREEDS NZ (Quarterly) no 102 Aug.2013

WHAT’S FAIR AND RIGHT (A brief cynical look at a Few Expectations.) appeared in FREELANCE WRITERS MAGAZINE issue December 2013.

also in above issue -NEW USA TAX LAWS in FREELANCE MAG. 

UNLOCK THE WRITER WITHIN-A GO TO Guide to Successful Writing, appeared from the NSW Fellowship of Australian Writers in December 2013. By agreement this handbook contained a number of my articles originally appearing some years earlier in the NSW FAW newsletter. For those who may have bought or who buy the book and may wish to read these, the page number is listed after the article title, These articles are – BLOWOUT IN THE 1990s – how the book size expanded (p.50) CHECK YOURSELF (p.67) HINTS AND TIPS (P.140) LOSING HISTORY (p.145) ETIQUETTE OF REJECTION (p.283) STEALING REALITY (p.286) REMAINDERS (p.290) REPRINTS AND ROYALTIES (p.293) and THE ZOO (A writer needs for success) A TEAM OF MULES, A RHINO, AND A BULLDOG (p.404)

REMAINDERS: a little advice, appeared on the AUSTRALIAN WRITER WEBSITE February 2014.

ABUSING HISTORY; FACTS AND COMMONSENSE appeared in the FREELANCE WRITERS MAGAZINE March 2014.

BEWARE OF HEAT appeared in ANIMAL’S VOICE, the NZ SPCA quarterly for Autumn (March) 2014.

PROPERTY OF A YELLOWHAMMER also appeared in ANIMAL’S VOICE, the NZ SPCA quarterly for Autumn (March) 2014.

MODERN THEMES IN JOSEPHINE TEY appeared in CADS 67, March 2014.

SOME TROUBLE WITH SMALL PRESSES appeared FREELANCE MAGAZINE (NZ) June 2014

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