My last blog post: Please subscribe to my new website!

  Dear loyal readers and followers, It is with a happy heart that I can inform you that Reviews on a Train has bought itself a new home! You’ll probably remember late last year when I blogged about my decision to quit my day job and pursue a career in writing full-time. Well, now that […]

“If I could live a perfect day, what would that look like?” – Todd Brison (Podcast)

  As I mentioned earlier, I’m planning on quitting my day job and becoming a full-time freelancer as of March, 2017. I’ve been working on my new portfolio and connecting with people online to find out how they did it, and I’m really excited. Of course, I also feel a bit anxious about the whole […]

Poems under construction

So, I’ve been writing (bad) poetry since I can remember. I think the first ones were probably just rip-offs of bad Gé Korsten songs (but Annetjie, weren’t they all bad?) but we’ll forget about that. uHlanga Press recently announced that they will open admissions to unsolicited manuscripts in February 2017, and I decided to give […]

Where in the world in Gangneung (강릉)?

  That was the first question I asked when my friends Will and Lindsay told me they were placed in Gangneung, South Korea as part of the EPIK Program. I had never heard of this place before in my life, and I’ve been around the Korean block a few times. So last weekend, my husband […]

Chuseok in Baekyangsa: Adventuring in Naejangsan National Park

  Imagine waking up to the view above every morning. We did, for three mornings, when we visited the Naejangsan National Park for Chuseok this year. Wait a minute, back up: What is Chuseok (추석)? Only one of the most important traditional holidays in Korea! Running from 14 to 18 September this year, Chuseok is […]

My creative writing journey: I wrote a book and started another blog

I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit lately. I’ve finished six books in the last two months that I still need to review: The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga (loved it, finished it in six hours!), We Are Not Such Things by Justine van der Leun (strained my eyes trying to stay awake to read just […]

“Dear Ghost” – The Daily Post Creative Writing Challenge

In response to The Daily Post’s daily prompt – “Ghost”: Dear Ghost, I realised last night that I haven’t thought of you in a long time. Until last night, that is. How have you been? You haven’t disturbed my sleep with visions or visited my dreams unannounced in months, and I must say, I’m enjoying […]