Karen Goa's blog

Find out what Karen's up to at home and afar

  • Want to read an ebook but don't have an ereader? Download Kindle for PC or Mac (free)
    Dilemma dilemma - you want to read an ebook but don't want to buy an ereader like Kindle yet...here's the solution. Download Kindle for PC or Mac (free). Then you can use your laptop or desktop as a (very large) ereader. Not so easy to read in bed or in the bathtub, but it works.
    Posted: Tuesday 29 April 2014
  • Humbled and chuffed to be getting positive reviews from readers on the book. Like this one:
    "The very talented Karen Goa has written her first novel! I really enjoyed it - full of witticisms, delightful imagery, and a genuinely interesting story. I devoured it in a weekend. Also a steal at the kindle price. Highly recommended.'
    Posted: Monday 28 April 2014
  • My Father's Ears Launched! an ebook novel by Karen Goa
    Just launched! My debut novel My Father's Ears, available on Smashwords and Amazon.
    Orphan trains. Trapeze artists. Italian immigration. Enemy alien camps. All this and much more in this novel of family deceptions and very hairy ears.
    Posted: Saturday 26 April 2014
  • My Easter short story 'Angel of Mercy' will be re-broadcast at 2:30pm Thursday 17 April (NZ time)on Radio New Zealand National. Expect cats, neighbourly argy-bargy, bunny tails and angel wings.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 April 2014
  • My 300-word tale of revenge 'Perfect' was a top ten 'Highly Commended' finalist among >900 entries in the North&South magazine's flash fiction competition. It was published in the April issue of the magazine, but you can read it here. It won't take long!
    Posted: Tuesday 15 April 2014
  • Yes I've added a fiction page to this website. Read poems, short stories and an excerpt from my new novel, My Father's Ears.
    Posted: Sunday 3 November 2013
  • Travel Book Reading on Radio NZ National
    ‘Bitten by the Bullet’ by Steve Krzystyniak and Karen Goa will be broadcast at 10.45am in 10 episodes, starting on Monday, 8 April.
    It will be read by the incomparably talented New Zealand actor Jacob Rajan (I’m a huge fan), of the Indian Ink theatrical company. www.indianink.co.nz
    The episodes will be available after broadcast each day on the Radio New Zealand website www.radionz.co.nz/audio
    Posted: Thursday 4 April 2013
  • Down the Motu track, part 1. Our motorbike slipped and judddered down a skinny rocky road through bush so primeval I expected a moa to crash through it at any moment. On the right the cliff fell away so steeply that if we slipped over it no one would find us for a hundred years. As we quietly congratulated ourselves on being so adventurous, a herd of senior citizen mountain bikers whizzed past, waving and smiling.
    Posted: Tuesday 2 April 2013
  • One Flat Coyote to be broadcast on Radio NZ
    Spent 3 days last week recording One Flat Coyote for broadcast on Radio New Zealand. Lots of laughs, some terror.
    Posted: Tuesday 5 June 2012
    Only NZ$25 per item plus shipping for gorgeous, quirky glass pendants, earrings and brooches. Sale ends 21 Nov 2011. Buy now for Christmas
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    Posted: Wednesday 9 November 2011

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