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With the support of Screen Queensland, I am developing a podcast series.

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.

While in Melbourne recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jan Goldsmith at 3CR. Jan has been involved with 3CR for about seventeen years and I think has had her bookshow for about twelve. Anyway it was a pleasure meeting her and talking about Burn Bright. You can hear the podcast of the interview here. It’s at around the 16 minute mark.

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On March 7th at 8pm EST, tune in to www.coolshite.net to join the live podcast interview with Marianne de Pierres and Yunyu on the eve of their dual book and single release.

Her Royal Madness, Yunyu, has produced a stunning single, Angel Arias, written to complement de Pierres’ first young adult dark fantasy novel, Burn Bright. Bruce Moyle and David Quinn from CoolShite will interview them and play Yunyu’s single in a world premiere. Join the fun and win giveaway packs that include both the single and the book!

Listen to the teaser for the single


Watch the Book Trailer


Questions for Yunyu and Marianne can be emailed to CoolShite via:  feedback@coolshite.net or use the voicemail line @ (02) 8011 4365 or Skype @ razorbolt

For more information go to:


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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