Friday, 22 February 2013

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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

BULLIES (book 5)

The son of the mongrel old man who Billy speared wants revenge. Billy could lose the pups. A bloody battle ensues but Diesel doesn’t count on Amber; or Larry, Curly and Moe for that matter. Billy leaves Turbo and Amber gobsmacked with a lesson in respect for Diesel. And with a little help from a hobo, Amber shows Billy how street kids hunt pigeons for brunch.

“Mad writing skills you’ve got JJessica B, USA

“So many good characters in this book. You just have to wonder what Billy will get up to next.” Ann C, UK

“Another brilliant adventure from Billy. The fight is fantastic. Loved it. Making his first phone call - hilarious! Great storytelling.” Jack S, Australia

URBAN HUNTERS is laugh–out–loud, gut–churning, heart–wrenching storytelling at its best. Unlike anything you’ve ever read, in typical Taaffe fashion. Hilarious as usual. Always surprising. Wonderful!



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eBook       ISBN: 978-0-9874937-0-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9874937-1-2
Young Adult/Fiction/Action Adventure/Humorous




Warning!
Some of the information below could be seen as a spoiler.


BEHIND THE SCENES

Bullies is where I found a place in the story to bring Billy into conflict with the whitefellas. If you remember from “Walkabout”, Billy speared an old man in the leg for running Larry down in his Ute. Well now his son wants revenge and revenge is what Billy gets. But by now we all know not to mess with Billy, as evidenced in “Four Small Stones” with Billy’s brothers, so the twist at the very end will leave you gobsmacked, and then you’ll laugh your guts out. I swear, if you don’t have to pick them up off the floor and shove them back into your belly, I’ll give you your money back :) 

Bullies also gave me an opportunity to reveal a lot more about Amber. Wow! What a great little firecracker she’s turned out to be. She’s so much fun to write and I’m loving revealing only snippets of information about her to keep you guessing. If you were intrigued before, Bullies should leave you chomping at the bit for more info about what led to her seeking refuge down a darkened alley in her blood-smeared pink pyjamas. 









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Friday, 1 February 2013

The Dreamtime or The Dreaming in Aboriginal Culture



Dreamtime or the Dreaming was a time of creation, in Aboriginal beliefs. Before the Dreamtime there was nothing, no rivers, no mountains, no kangaroos and no rain. A featureless, desolate land devoid of everything. Then came the Dreamtime which created everything. Giant mythical Beings and creatures rising from their slumber within the earth to live normal, human or animal lives. These giants, foraging for food and digging in the ground, created all the deep gorges and mountain ranges we see today. It was during this time that the traditional way of life was established and, as ancestors of these mythical Beings, ancient Aboriginal people were taught their traditions. Then the Dreamtime ended, allowing life as we know it to begin.

With no written language; verbal stories, songs, customs and art pass on this knowledge for future generations to live by. It has been this way in Australia for, at the very least, an astounding 60,000 years.

This Aboriginal religion, or spirituality, is as true and real to the Aboriginal people as it is true and real to many other people’s religions — that a mythical being created everything.
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