Category Archives: Personal

Wollongong Writers Festival Wrap-up

One of the important things about being a writer, is not just churning out the words, re-writes and edits in your dark writer’s cave, but also connecting with other writers and story-tellers to connect with your people, your community. Local … Continue reading

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The Washer Woman’s Favourite by Maureen Flynn (SNEAK PEEK)

The lovely people who have published my horror short story, The Washer Woman’s Favourite, have posted an excerpt at their website. You can read it following the link below. The anthology came out November 24th if you want a book … Continue reading

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Conflux 2018 write-up

I love Conflux, Canberra’s annual speculative fiction conference run by the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG). It’s the first writer’s con I went to for one thing. A lot of spec fic writer’s live in or near the ACT for … Continue reading

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New short story acceptance!

I’ve been quiet on the blogging front because I’ve been overseas for a month (travelling Iceland, London and Spain. More on this in later posts). On the way overseas, in Heathrow airport in fact, I received an acceptance email for … Continue reading

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Maureen’s 50 in 50 list: Dye my hair a crazy colour/s

Me and my hair have a special relationship. As a child my mother made sure I valued my long, thick, wavy, almost black locks. I hated the idea of cutting it or of bleaching it for some colour. Even through … Continue reading

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Childhood Favorites: The Teenage Years

Last week I blogged about my childhood favorite stories and series. This week I bring you part 2 where I describe the novels that got to me in my teens. Again, in no order. 1. The Merlin trilogy by Mary … Continue reading

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Childhood favourites: The tender years

My brother and I used to attend swimming lessons every Saturday morning. After class, we’d excitedly demand a trip to Sutherland Library (a place which still feels a bit like coming home even with recent changes to library lay-out). Once … Continue reading

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Maureen’s 50 in 50 list: Re-live ‘If Life Were a Musical’ with a flash mob!

I used to love the Chaser’s War on Everything’s ‘If Life Were a Musical’ segment. I love it when people break into song and dance in a film (My Best Friend’s Wedding style). I wish Keira Knightley’s wedding musical sequence … Continue reading

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Maureen’s 50 in 50 list: Go to Broadway and see a musical

I can’t believe I haven’t filled faithful readers of this blog in on where I am at with my 50 in 50 list. Since 2015, I’ve checked a couple of things off so in the next couple of weeks I’ll … Continue reading

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First pro short story publication!

I can’t believe how forgetful I am sometimes, and especially when it comes to the poor readers of my blog! Late last year, I submitted a short story to CSFG’s bi-annual anthology and was lucky enough to get into my … Continue reading

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