Author trademarks common word and threatens other authors with lawsuits over its use.

I tend to stay out of book dramas these days, but something has been unfolding over the last few days that I want to mention. Self-published author Faleena Hopkins (heard of her before now? Nope, neither have I) has somehow managed to trademark the word “Cocky”, and is going after any other romance author using …

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The Week: 1st – 7th October

^^ The Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes flying over Old and New Parliament Houses in Canberra on Saturday afternoon (I took the picture from the car, so it’s not perfect!). New Parliament House turned thirty this year, and the celebrations were held this weekend. What a week. For me it began in Qatar on the …

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The Week: 25th June – 1st July

Australian Parliament on Saturday afternoon. Winter in Canberra Yesterday we finally made it to the National Gallery for the Cartier exhibition. I’ll do a post about it next week, but – WOW. This wasn’t just random stuff; it was Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara, and some of the Queen’s favourite jewellery, and Grace Kelly’s tiara, and …

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The Week: 18th – 24th June

Winter sunshine in Canberra. And at the cemetery near the New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory state border on Friday afternoon. And Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday afternoon. R.I.P. Errol Pickford Happy Birthday to an Icon My review of Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott My review of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Beyond my …

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