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  • Re: Should our troops be re engaged in Iraq?

    Re: Should our troops be re engaged in Iraq?

    Iraqi Civil War



    As Iraq breaks down into civil war our Prime Minister is making noises that we may have to take part in an 'allied' resolve to interfere again.

    What do you think?
    I think we should never have taken part first time round. Either the US and its allies are profoundly stupid in that they could not envisage the mayhem they would cause given the initial conditions, or profoundly clever, since last I heard of the $2 Trillion the US spent in Iraq, 90...
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  • RESPECT at Pave Festival

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    RESPECT at Pave Festival




    When musical duo Savannah Rose invited me to speak at their RESPECT show I was honoured and baffled all at once. What would I talk about? With their smooth and dulcet harmonies, Suzanne Diprose and Bree Cleal sing dark and old-school country. Their awareness-raising show depicts how women are portrayed in song lyrics. They are joined by Moonshine Coalition, Heidi & Jules, and The Borrowed Boys. I needed to fit into all that and I dont have a country bone in my body. ...
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    Last edited by Mick Pacholli; 2 weeks ago.

  • Isobel Blackthorn speaking at Belgrave library – feat. Savannah Rose

    Isobel Blackthorn speaking at Belgrave library – feat. Savannah Rose

    What does an audience expect an author talk event will be like? Will there be a powerpoint presentation? A slide show of images of old drafts, with bits of text crossed out and heaps of writing in the margins? Will the author explain her writing process and provide insights into her creative journey?
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  • The Cabin Sessions in Fear Front’s Spring line up!

    The Cabin Sessions in Fear Front’s Spring line up!

    When Fear Front offered to publish my first horror novel, The Cabin Sessions, a few days ago, something in my personal universe shifted, as though a cog turned and I was moving forward again.
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  • A Perfect Square reviewed by Kate Braithwaite

    A Perfect Square reviewed by Kate Braithwaite

    I am delighted to share this warm, 5 star review of my novel, A Perfect Square, from Kate Braithwaite, author of Charlatan.


    A Perfect Square is a clever, thoughtful literary novel which also manages to have a cracking plot and complex characters.
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  • Lovesick re-released!

    Lovesick re-released!

    My memoir, Lovesick, came out in 2011 to popular acclaim. I decided to re-release the book and give it a new lease of life after a friend and high school teacher told me he thought it should be much more widely read.
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  • Charlatan by Kate Braithwaite: Reviewed by Isobel Blackthorn

    Charlatan by Kate Braithwaite: Reviewed by Isobel Blackthorn

    CHARLATAN is based on the Affair of the Poisons that scandalized Paris in 1679.



    In a hovel in the centre of Paris, the fortune-teller La Voisin holds a black mass, summoning the devil to help an unnamed client keep the love of Louis XIV.
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  • Writing for Hope

    Writing for Hope

    I’m honoured to have been given the opportunity to perform one of my short stories in support of Knox PLEDGE for gender equality.


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  • An interview with Martin Rodoreda, author of SALVAGE - with Isobel Blackthorn

    An interview with Martin Rodoreda, author of SALVAGE - with Isobel Blackthorn

    Sydney author Martin Rodoreda, whose debut novel, Salvage, is set to take the speculative fiction scene by storm. Salvage is a work of climate fiction utterly relevant to our time, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Read on, for a fabulous interview.


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  • The Drago Tree – a review by Jasmina Brankovich

    The Drago Tree – a review by Jasmina Brankovich

    I’m honoured to be re-posting this review of The Drago Treecomposed by Jasmina Brankovich, writer, activist and social critic.


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  • Re: Should our troops be re engaged in Iraq?
    by Isobel Blackthorn
    Iraqi Civil War



    As Iraq breaks down into civil war our Prime Minister is making noises that we may have to take part in an 'allied' resolve to interfere again.

    What do you think?
    I think we should never have taken part first time round. Either the US and its allies are profoundly stupid in that they could not envisage the mayhem they would cause given the initial conditions, or profoundly clever, since last I heard of the $2 Trillion the US spent in Iraq, 90...
    21 August 2021, 09:58 PM
  • RESPECT at Pave Festival
    by Isobel Blackthorn



    When musical duo Savannah Rose invited me to speak at their RESPECT show I was honoured and baffled all at once. What would I talk about? With their smooth and dulcet harmonies, Suzanne Diprose and Bree Cleal sing dark and old-school country. Their awareness-raising show depicts how women are portrayed in song lyrics. They are joined by Moonshine Coalition, Heidi & Jules, and The Borrowed Boys. I needed to fit into all that and I dont have a country bone in my body. ...
    16 March 2017, 03:27 PM
  • Isobel Blackthorn speaking at Belgrave library – feat. Savannah Rose
    by Isobel Blackthorn
    What does an audience expect an author talk event will be like? Will there be a powerpoint presentation? A slide show of images of old drafts, with bits of text crossed out and heaps of writing in the margins? Will the author explain her writing process and provide insights into her creative journey?
    ...
    24 February 2017, 11:30 AM
  • The Cabin Sessions in Fear Front’s Spring line up!
    by Isobel Blackthorn
    When Fear Front offered to publish my first horror novel, The Cabin Sessions, a few days ago, something in my personal universe shifted, as though a cog turned and I was moving forward again.
    ...
    8 February 2017, 05:14 PM
  • A Perfect Square reviewed by Kate Braithwaite
    by Isobel Blackthorn
    I am delighted to share this warm, 5 star review of my novel, A Perfect Square, from Kate Braithwaite, author of Charlatan.


    A Perfect Square is a clever, thoughtful literary novel which also manages to have a cracking plot and complex characters.
    ...
    20 January 2017, 01:40 PM
  • Lovesick re-released!
    by Isobel Blackthorn
    My memoir, Lovesick, came out in 2011 to popular acclaim. I decided to re-release the book and give it a new lease of life after a friend and high school teacher told me he thought it should be much more widely read.
    ...
    7 January 2017, 12:46 PM
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