Good day bookies! Stand by for news.

*** Australian children’s writer Ivan Southall has died at age 87, from cancer. Southall won a number of book awards and was best known for his novels Hills End, Ash Road and To The Wild Sky.

*** With the election of a new president there are sure to be a flood of new books both for and against the incoming regime. Here’s one that warns against the dangers posed by the left, not so much specifically the new administration, just the left in general. The author was a former Hitler Youth who saw Germany sucked into totalitarianism before they knew what was happening and believes the same thing could happen here.

Could it happen here?

*** Tomorrow wraps up another Miami Book Fair that I did not attend. Some day, maybe, but in the meantime at least I can read about other people having fun and meeting authors. Sigh…

Where I wasn’t