I got published!

Hi guys,

I know I’ve been quiet for a while but I’m back now and I come with big news.

As you know I got published last year on my university’s blog, today I am pleased to announce that I have now been published outside of uni as well.

I landed myself a gig with the awesome Society19 and have now had my first article published with them.

I’ll be producing regular content for them so watch this space.

And now, without further ado I give you ’20 Reasons Why La Trobe University Is The Best School On Earth’.

James Patterson – Truth or Die

As promised here’s my latest book review. I must admit this is probably a bit biased as Patterson is one of my favourite authors but noone ever claimed that reviews were objective pieces.

Truth or DieTruth or Die by James Patterson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If I had to describe Truth or Die with one word it would be addictive. It took me less than half a day to read it cover to cover. Those familiar with Patterson know he’s famous for his head spinning twists and Truth or Die is no exception. Patterson’s character development is intriguing and readers will find the plot simultaneously engaging and confounding. You’ll form an emotional connection with protagonist Trevor Mann before you even finish the prologue and Patterson draws you into his narrative. A must read for crime/thriller lovers.

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The Australian Black Spot Epidemic

I originally wrote this piece as an assignment for my journalism research class. Basically the brief was to turn a data set into a short article which was both engaging and informative.

The Australian Black Spot Epidemic:

Australia is infamous for its appalling cell phone coverage. Data collected in February 2016 shows ten thousand, eight hundred and three recognised black spots countrywide.
New South Wales wins the title of worst statewide coverage with approximately three thousand, four hundred black spots, while Tasmania seems to have the most reliable network at just over four hundred and twenty non-coverage areas.

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Jeffery Deaver – The Broken Window

Hey all, I wrote this review of Jeffery Deaver’s ‘The Broken Window’ in August last year. It’s the only one I’ve got up at the moment but I’ve been considering writing more about other books I’ve read and those that I’ll read in the future as I figured they might be an interesting aspect to incorporate into this blog. Watch this space for more book reviews in the (hopefully) near future.

The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, #8)The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jeffery Deaver’s The Broken Window is not your standard ‘Big Brother is always watching’ narrative. The plot follows an investigation fronted by Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs as they try to catch a man who is described by one character as ‘God’. Whilst this book touches on the notion of the government watching civilians (a topic of discussion which is becoming evermore prominent in today’s society both in narratives and reality) the focus is mainly on a private company which is shrouded in secrecy and run by a man who is portrayed as a modern day Hitler. The crime thriller raises many issues which can be assimilated with real life and although the novel is about a murder investigation there is something for everyone with author Deaver being hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “the most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world.” The Broken Window is the kind of book you sit down with at 9pm for a bit of light reading before bed only to look up and discover it’s 3am. Highly recommended.

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Hero Dog Harley

Hey guys,

As anyone who knows me or my work knows, animal rights and welfare are topics that are very close to my heart. Harley, the little dog with a big dream, made a massive impact on these topics and although he has crossed the rainbow bridge he will be forever in our hearts.

This article is a tribute to him and all that he has done.

It’d be really appreciated if you could have a look at his stuff which is linked to in my article. He’s a really special fur baby and he’ll forever be missed.