I Can’t Tell You Because… (then I’ll have to kill you)
Have you lived with a secret for so long that it’s changed the course of your life? I Can’t Tell You Because… is a podcast about people who share the stories of their double lives, or their long-held secrets, and explain how they managed and why they made the choices they did. Ordinary people, extraordinary tales.
Some of the stories I have collected so far involve stolen identities, dark sexual secrets, and dual lives.
This is not a podcast of sensationalised stories but an exploration into how we live our lives around and in spite of the things we can’t share with others.
I’m looking for people who would be interested in sharing their secret stories in an interview with me. They would be assured of complete anonymity in the podcast production.
Please use my contact form to make initial contact. ONLY GENUINE STORIES please, no fiction.
Interested in writing science fiction, fantasy or speculative fiction? This is for you!
In this full day master class, Marianne de Pierres will address some of the key components of writing speculative fiction, including how to build convincing worlds, maintain narrative drive, and effectively blend sub-genres. A section of the workshop will also be spent on sharing current industry insight and the exploring the concept of creating adaptable content for New Media–how to survive in the brave new world of publishing.
Excellence in world-building
How to maintain narrative drive
How to successfully blend speculative fiction genres
How to create speculative fiction for the new world of publishing
Marianne de Pierres is the author of the popular PARRISH PLESSIS trilogy and the award-winning SENTIENTS OF ORION and PEACEMAKER series.
Marianne has also authored children’s and young adult stories, notably the Night Creatures trilogy a dark fantasy series for teens.
Marianne is an active supporter of genre fiction and has mentored many writers. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her husband and a galah. Marianne also writes award-winning crime under the pseudonym Marianne Delacourt.
Garth Wilmot, Tara’s ex-boyfriend and current accountant, has found someone is cooking the books at Chic Chic fashion house where his new girlfriend works. When his life is threatened if he doesn’t turn a blind eye, he goes to Tara for advice.
Tara learns that gang lord Johnny Viaspa is involved. Helping Garth could be dangerous to her health. And then there’s the equally pressing matter of the favour she owes a local bikie group. It seems they’re intent on calling it in right now…
In a near-future where privatised health care has sent the cost of over-the-counter medicine soaring, terrorists execute a well-planned attack on the world’s pharmaceutical companies.
Ella West is an ex-pat Australian living in New York City when the coup begins and is mistakenly imprisoned for suspected terrorist activity.
On her release she finds her partner, Joah, has passed away because of lack of treatment due to the malfunctioning health care system. As the city descends into chaos, she plans to leave, but is is asked a favour by a friend — to transport his teenage daughter to safety in South Carolina. Ella heads south, planning to honour her friend’s wish and then find a way back across the Mexican border and home to Australia. But in the turmoil that unfolds, her life changes forever.