Another Round At The Crow Bar #36 December 2019


Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my 36th newsletter!

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Elements of Horror #5: Vampires


In honor of this wonderful annual season – being October, the month of Halloween, scary scares, frightful frights and ghoulish fun that will send waves of goosebumps honking in terror across your skin – I launched a new series of articles called Elements of Horror! In what will probably be the last horror special in this series for 2019, I’ll unpack various characters or elements I used in some of my horror stories – this time, our topic is the dreaded vampires! More

Elements of Horror #4: The Giant Spider Thing


In honor of this wonderful annual season – being October, the month of Halloween, scary scares, frightful frights and ghoulish fun that will send waves of goosebumps honking in terror across your skin – I launched a new series of articles called Elements of Horror – in which I’ll unpack various characters or elements I used in some of my horror stories! This time, our topic is the giant spider thing from “Life Signs“! More

Another Round At The Crow Bar #35 November 2019


Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my 35th newsletter!

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Another Round At The Crow Bar #34 October 2019


Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my 34th newsletter – and this time, I think you’ll notice right away that there’s something different about it!

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FAQ’s Answered #4: What Does Being Transgender Bring To My Writing?


Today in a series of replies to FAQ (frequently asked questions) sent to me by fans (and sometimes not so much), I answer the question “What Does Being Transgender Bring To My Writing?

It’s 2019 now, and it’s been 19 years since I started transition and 13 years since I had my final surgeries. As a matter of interest, since I woke up after my “big op” on January 10, 2006, I felt completely natural – and above all, whole and complete! As a result, I sometimes have to stop and think to remember what it was like to have grown up and lived a male life.

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New Release: “The Pitfalls of South African Self-publishing”


“The Pitfalls of South African Self-publishing – a guide to becoming an indie author in spite of being South African” by Christina Engela

Buy now as an eBook

So you wrote a book. Be it a novel, a collection of short stories, a how-to-braid-your-own-hair-without-a-mirror-and-a-third-hand guide, or an academic research paper about the fascinating night life of hump-backed snails – whatever it is, you need to get it out there where it will be read, appreciated and praised for the work of genius it really is!

The only trouble is, you don’t know what to do next – and who could blame you? After all, you live in South Africa, where almost everything is stacked against you from the start! Besides, you’ve never done this before! Writing is your game – not cover design, working with images and associated software, marketing – and as for the internet, don’t even go there! It’s way too complicated! Right? More

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