Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wild Child Chosen for Reading List for Writing Courses at Austrailian Colleges

Wild Child has been added to the reading list of the "Become a Published Author" course at Macarthur and Nepean Community Colleges in Sydney, Australia.  The reading list includes short stories from Hemingway, Somerset Maugham and the work submitted by previous alumni.

"Wild Child is a cracking good read that just flows, and there are numerous teaching points one can glean from it to demonstrate pace to the writers," says Perry Gamsby, leader of the course.  "As well, characters, conflict, dialogues and plot are all in there doing their bit to make it a great story."

The Australian writing course is highly innovative.  Its aim is to not just advise writers as to how to write, but to publish their work in a book they can then use how they wish.  "So far we have had two courses graduate," Gambsy says, "with the first producing 'The Rorschach Collective' and the second 'The Rorschach Continuum.'

Read more about the course and why Wild Child was chosen for its reading list here.

Anyone in Australia interested in taking the course should contact Perry Gambsy at perrygamsby (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Wild Child is currently out of print and has become a collector's item—the current price in the UK for an original copy of Wild Child, unsigned, is £78.87, or about $125.00.

However, you can download the ebook for the much more reasonable price of $4.99 from any of the following stores (click links): 


  1. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for checking out my blog.

  2. Wow. That is awesome that your book was chosen for a writing course! Congrats. I look forward to reading it.

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  3. That's terrific Mike. I have read Wild Child, still need to read Lilith, but I remember the first story well still, that's a sign of a great author when a reader remembers the story and it's characters a month or so later. No wonder it was picked for a writing course. Will read Lilith soon.