SLAUGHTERHOUSE by Melissa Sussens now available on Kindle

Click here to buy the book on Kindle: Slaughterhouse by Melissa Sussens

Scenes from the second Karavan Press Literary Festival

The inaugural Karavan Press Literary Festival last year was a prayer. We were still in lockdown, still scared, and in-person literary events were scarce, but the longing for them after all the loss and depravation was overwhelming, and so the idea for a small, socially distanced, as safe as possible…

Fairy lights in the dark …

It’s that time of year and we are dashing towards Christmas. I love the festive season and this will be the fourth one since my cat therapy started. Archie runs this house and yes, he still thinks he is an Egyptian pharaoh, ruling over all that he can see from

SHORT.SHARP.STORIES returns with an exciting theme: FLUID – FREEDOM TO BE

You are invited to send in your short stories. Happy writing! For the submission form, please email:

Wild flowers, whales and wishing for new beginnings…

The carpets of wild flowers are here. So are the canary yellow canola fields, interspersed with lush green farms of grain. I am reminded that I live in paradise. The beauty of the Overberg is overwhelming. It would be foolish to dwell on my own human frailities. And yet I

Three. A good number!

It’s been three years since my diagnosis. Three amazing years of new adventures, rekindled friendships and exciting new hobbies. And laughter is still there in the mix. It’s not for nothing, that I’m well known for my ditziness. My friends accept this as part of the package. If they are

A review of Mad Woman by Louisa Treger

Mad Woman is a fascinating novel about the pioneering Elizabeth Cochran, first female investigative journalist to break through the male dominated arena.    Elizabeth aka Nellie Bly sets out from Pittsburgh, where she’d already written some controversial articles for the local paper, and heads for New York and The World

Add a chuckle…

When last did you laugh until your tummy hurt? That’s a serious question. There is so much going on in the world. Most of it is certainly nothing to chuckle about it. But here’s the thing…laughter really is healing. I know that I’ve touched on this issue before. So this

Bucket lists and other things… So it is already the winter of 2022 and my bucket list is still on my desk. I have ticked off a few to do’s mind. I added one or two left field ones too. Art tops that category. Starting a book club in the

Sunday Times Literary Awards longlists announced

The longlists for SA’s most prestigious annual literary awards for non-fiction and fiction – the Sunday Times Literary Awards – have been announced in partnership with Exclusive Books.?Karavan Press has two titles on each list. Congratulations to all longlisted authors, and extra literary hugs to Karavan Press authors: Karen Jennings,…

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