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johnsreviewblog: I, the Aboriginal

A path for learning... A fascinating read, I, the Aboriginal. An autobiography written by Douglas Lockwood about Philip Roberts, an Aboriginal man who's real name is Waipuldanya, before becoming a 'citizen' of the Northern Territory. Waipuldanya's life story begins with his recollection of being a piccaninny, and his tribal upbringing. The story depicts an Aboriginal culture [...]

By |2018-03-03T13:24:28+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Food for Thought, REVIEW BLOG|0 Comments

Box Jellyfish: a killer with grace

The Chart of Danger in Australia Killers can come in a small size. I found this chart in a local newspaper, the Townsville Bulletin. The interesting part is that the Honey Bee trails a second place to the deadly Box Jellyfish, aka Chironex Fleckeri. The ratings given on the chart take in account, likelihood of [...]

By |2018-02-05T12:47:37+00:00February 5th, 2018|A Tropical Cure|0 Comments

Terra Nullius – A Question of Ownership

OWNERSHIP OF LAND? … As a kid growing up in a foreign country, I query the notion of Visa applications for destination approval every time I travel ( with my parents ) …I ask myself the question – Isn’t it the same sun that shines on Australia, or Africa as it does in Singapore? Isn’t [...]

By |2017-12-15T10:45:59+00:00December 13th, 2017|Food for Thought|0 Comments

The Darren Mangan Thriller Series

It's official... The ending in STEALTH points to a continuation. A sequel was born: A TROPICAL CURE. Darren has to take up where he left off in STEALTH, find Eddie. In the second thriller, a host of new characters are created to enhance not only the plot, but to create a platform of wonderful characters, [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:14:33+00:00December 8th, 2017|A Tropical Cure, Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments

Saltwater Crocodile: a basis for a good crime thriller?

A kid's fascination. I won't lie. The very first time I set eyes upon a 'dragon' was at a zoo in Indonesia. That beast was a Komodo Dragon, the largest of the lizards, still inhabiting a very small part of this world. I was absolutely fascinated by the size, and the majestic way it moved. [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:14:51+00:00August 25th, 2017|Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments

STEALTH-crime thriller: a cast of characters

Crime Thriller Cast In STEALTH, the cast is divided into groups, mostly consisting of two characters who are known to each other, either as friends or associates. These groups become connected with each other from events as the story progresses. In STEALTH, there is a common theme of what bonds the characters: loyalty.  As the [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:15:32+00:00July 15th, 2017|Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments

STEALTH-crime thriller excerpts

Preview...what did Horace find? A crime thriller evokes curiosity, a desire to see into the darkness, so here is a tidbit ... Excerpt from Chapter 18 STEALTH ... The sign said: Heathcote National Park; Horace Sjolker-Jones was relieved to unclip the dog-lead from his tan-coloured companion. Wilbur, the Weimaraner, pulled like a runaway train. On [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:15:42+00:00May 29th, 2017|Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments

Stealth – crime thriller inspirations

The Creek... Standing nervously on a muddy embankment about a foot from the murky water, I realise that this anxiety causes my mind to run wild: visions of a saltwater croc exploding out of the dark water in front of me. How to incorporate this frightening feeling into my crime thriller? I am not writing [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:16:06+00:00May 8th, 2017|Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments

STEALTH crime thriller – 1st edition

It's here! Indie publishing a crime thriller... The self-publishing road for any fiction or non-fiction work, including STEALTH crime thriller, is a very long and steep journey up a mountain which seems to keeping growing in size. The days of sending queries in the hope of finding a publisher willing to read your submission are [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:16:24+00:00April 16th, 2017|Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments

STEALTH – Crime Thriller Reviews

What do these crime thrillers have in common? A Norwegian storyteller in Australia. All three crime thrillers are fictional and play out in Australia. However, these crime thrillers are very different from each other. Both STEALTH and BLOOD SUNSET are written by Australian authors. THE BAT is set in Sydney but the story is created [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:17:14+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Darren Mangan Thriller, Stealth|0 Comments