A Rockhampton-based author and leader of a writers’ group is warning other word wranglers to be on their guard, after receiving a string of text messages offering to share a road trip to a writing event - as long as there are no “jealous husbands chasing us”.
Fantasy author and organiser of Generation XYZ creative writing group Lana Lea received the anonymous messages this week, starting with the questionable opening “single or married?”
The sender says they’re organising a road trip to the Brisbane Writers Guild - a copywriting and content marketing service, not to be confused with the Brisbane Writers Centre which offers courses and events for writers.
Lana sassed straight back, asking what her marital status had to do with a writing trip, and it just got weirder…
After a schooling on why they sound like a spammer at best, Anonymous McCreepymessages then says they’ll be contacting other authors with the offer.
After the first shot, the old Mayor watched the apple fall from his wife’s hand and stumble across the carpet… Dr Wendy Davis investigates a cold case from the 1920s: the murder-suicide of former Bundaberg Mayor Lewis Maynard and his wife Alice Drake.
Word wranglers are warned to be on their guard, after a Rockhampton-based author received a string of anonymous messages offering to share a road trip to a writing event - as long as there are no “jealous husbands chasing us”.
The inaugral Capricorn Coast Writers Festival is bringing together the region’s writers, wannabe wordsmiths, book nerds and literature lovers on May 31 to June 2 in Yeppoon.
Lesley Synge has won the second annual Lorna McDonald Essay Prize for a piece about her great-grandmother's struggle to regain custody of her children from Neerkol Orphanage.
You can listen to this story online, or download to listen later.
Our tour of terror has reached its final stop: the 13 Days of Halloween wrap up with a dark dance by LJ McLeod.
Today, Specul8 Publishing’s 13 Days of Halloween take us to Italy, with this macabre tale from Stephen Burns.
The 13 Days of Halloween continue, with ghostly fiction from Rockhampton master of horror Greg Chapman.
Today in the 13 Days of Halloween… Fixer-upper fantasies turn to nightmares in Aaron C Goulson’s short story Home Improvements.
As part of Specul8 Publishing’s 13 Days of Halloween, author Lana Lea shares a disturbing personal story about growing up at Westwood.
As part of Specul8 Publishing’s 13 Days of Halloween, meet Bee Neilsen: author of newly-released A Little Ray of Obsidian Black.
Three poems by Jessica Cathcart, arts student and instapoet.
Marie H recently spent 21 days on self-reflection, and documented her journey through poetry. Here, she shares three of the poems she wrote during that time - personal insights that also contain some important messages for us all.
Poet Belinda Hemmens reflects on a deed of darkness…
In part three of our series from Judi Mason, author of Stories from the Law of Attraction: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny, we’ll learn some tools to keep our manifesting on track and channel good things and positivity into our lives.
Judi Mason is the Central Queensland author of Stories from the Law of Attraction: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny. In the second part of this week’s series, we learn how to attract what we’re dreaming of - not what we’re dreading!
Judi Mason is the Central Queensland author of Stories from the Law of Attraction: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny. In part one of this week's three-part series, we learn what the Law of Attraction is - and what it has to do with hill starts.
Three short pieces about life’s journey, from the mysterious entity known as The Talking Fridge.
Capricorn Coast poet Kristin Hannaford has added a fiction prize award and a poetry journal publication to her long list of achievements - and now you can learn from her at a workshop later in July.
An original poem from Rockhampton singer, musician and writer Lily Chellingsworth.
The watcher becomes the watched in this short thriller from Rockhampton writer Elisha Habermann.
Specul8 Publishing has announced the authors bringing the scares to the Central Queensland Journal of Speculative Fiction's Halloween special later this year.
Upcoming titles from Specul8 Publishing, a CQ youngster on song in Tamworth, Rocky's own feature film teasing us with its imminent premiere, a mainstream run for another locally-made film, and more arts news.
Our Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow series concludes with Kristin Hannaford's wry and beautifully observed take on suburban life, Sardines.
Today our Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow series takes us to a place dear to most Aussies' hearts. A place where first steps are taken, classic catches caught, champions forged, bodies bronzed and souls recharged: to the beach.
As our Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow series continues, Queensland author Scott G. Gibson finds hope for the future in his young daughter, and wonders what mark she will leave in history's page.
As our Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow series continues, Rockhampton writer and performer Jarred Kennedy reflects on the history of our nation, and his own personal journey.
Our series Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow continues, with poet Belinda Hemmens' reflections on some of our society's most vulnerable.
Spend a moment in another person's mind, in this piece from Capricorn Coast poet Kristin Hannaford, as our Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow series continues.
We're exploring Australia through the eyes of CQ writers, poets and artists through our series Australia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. It all begins here, with this joyful celebration of outdoors life by Rockhampton poet Belinda Hemmens.
Over the course of a week, Rockhampton poet Belinda Hemmens shared her very personal mental health journey with us. You'll find the whole series here, and resources if you need a hand.