The Week: 1st – 7th April

Happy Canberra Wine Week! The – erm – week goes from the 5th to the 14th, which isn’t exactly a week as much as it is an excuse to have two weekends of drinking wine!

I have a big announcement to make in a few days…

My review of Need Me, Cowboy (Copper Ridge #6) by Maisey Yates

need me, cowboy (copper ridge #6) by maisey yates

Romance.com.au

and

Harlequin’s Free Reads

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“Plagiarism, ‘book-stuffing’, clickfarms… the rotten side of self-publishing.”

Amazon kindle Ebooks

April Fools’ Day

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April Fools’ Day

It’s the first of April, which means April Fools’ Day. There’s one prank South Africa’s Kruger National Park pulled last year that has been driving me insane ever since, because millions of people around the world fell for it, and it’s still turning up in my social media feeds.

In fact, I saw it all over Facebook on the weekend – and someone had elaborated on the original (fake!) story:

The elephant carrying a lion cub.

This. Did. Not. Happen!

The folks at Kruger posted a story on their Twitter account last year. It was so farfetched, but few seemed to think that – or notice the date:

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Here is the original image (from Wikimedia Commons), which – yes – IS from Kruger National Park, but – NO! – does not include any tired lions needing elephant assistance!

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