Books

I mainly write fiction as I like using my imagination and trying out different themes, plots and characters. I sometimes write non-fiction, or a combination of both. - C. A. Broadribb.


My Books



I Tied an Onion to my Belt (non-fiction)

I tied an onion to my belt
I tied a knot
I'm tongue tied and terrified
Then I tied an onion to my belt

The auto-complete function of our favourite search engine comes up with some funny little poems! This book has a collection of them.

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Wisdom From the Web
(humour)

Introspective Iva, Dramatic Damien, Happy Hannah, Stressed Stewart, Caring Cassie and others present over 200 of the search engine's funniest, most profound and most bizarre auto-complete suggestions, commenting on various aspects of life such as romance, work, hobbies etc.

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Nice Day For a Murder (fiction)

It was a nice day for a barbeque; a nice day for a family get together. Everyone was there, including dreaded Aunt Val, who, it seemed, enjoyed giving the younger ones a hard time. But when she went to lie down, she didn't get up, and it turned out to be a nice day for a murder.

This is a classic whodunit, set in Sydney. Ben, a newspaper journalist and nephew of the victim, quickly finds himself a suspect for the murder. With the police unable to work out the truth, he needs to.

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Sarah's Adventure (children's fiction)

Sarah's best friend Helena receives a mysterious letter then disappears. Sarah goes out looking for her, and soon gets into trouble. She tails her eccentric uncle, eavesdrops on secret meetings and becomes mixed up with two rival gangs.

+ The Battle of the Deities (bonus short story)
Gudrun the thief meets all sorts of interesting people, including an aunt and uncle he didn't know he had, a horse goddess, a saint, a philosophical talking penguin and a telepathic alien.

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Aunt Agatha and Uncle Henry (children's fiction)

Phillipa goes to stay at her aunt and uncle's creepy old farmhouse that's filled with ticking clocks. She meets an obnoxious boy who has boxes of gum in the garage, finds a river with mechanical fish in it and searches for an important missing fossil.

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Wild Thoughts: Amazing Anecdotes (fiction)

An anthology of short short stories and poems.

This anthology includes very short stories (under 500 words) and short poems. It includes stories about the world's worst writer entering a competition, consultations with psychiatrists where you have to work out which person is crazy, a mysterious old house that smells far too strongly of vinegar, a beggar with a secret, an obnoxious charity collector, a drug addict, a water monster and more. One of the poems is about picking in a wardrobe and the other is...

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Wild Thoughts: Criminal Compositions (fiction)

An anthology of crime short stories.

Delve into the murky world of criminals and cops in this collection of riveting short stories and poems. Includes the award-winning mirror image poem 'The Nun and the AssassinThe Assassin and the Nun'.

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Wild Thoughts: Fascinating Fragments (fiction)

An anthology of story fragments.

Story fragments... glimpses into fictitious worlds...

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Wild Thoughts: Incomplete Illusions (fiction)

An anthology of unfinished stories.

An anthology of unfinished short stories in a variety of genres, with authorial notes on some.

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Wild Thoughts: Marvellous Myths (fiction)

An anthology of speculative fiction short stories.

It includes stories about three heroes on a journey to defeat a dragon, a writer finding his own obituary in the guide at a writers' festival, a mischievous genie granting wishes, an exploration of a historic haunted house, computer game characters who rebel from their digital confinements, a horrifying bus ride, a group of characters searching for a plot and two adventurers searching for a lost boy.

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Wild Thoughts: Nutty Narratives (fiction)

An anthology of weird short stories and verse.

A collection of quirky short stories and poems. It includes a short story written without the letter 'e', a story with a hidden message, a story written from five different people's points of view, and stories with unreliable narrators. It also includes an award winning mirror image poem, and a spoof of 'The Man From Snowy River'.

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Wild Thoughts: Peculiar Poems (fiction)

A poetry anthology.

A collection of odd poems. Includes the mirror image poem 'The Nun and The Assassin\The Assassin and the Nun' which won the Innovation category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2009, a spoof of it, a spoof of 'The Man From Snowy River', and various other poems.

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Wild Thoughts: Sci-Fi Spiels (fiction)

A collection of short stories about a teleportation machine, a virtual trial, a future world of darkness and danger, reality slipping into virtuality, a security guard chasing an intellectual property thief, a futuristic job interview where far more than a job is at stake, a revolution and a walk through a futuristic wildlife sanctuary.

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Wild Thoughts: Twisted Tales (fiction)

An anthology of short stories with a twist in the end.

It includes stories about an email containing a hidden message, someone following cryptic clues to find her heart's desire, a virtual secret admirer, psychiatrists with odd patients, the perils of trying to hire a hitman, an online shopping experience going hilariously wrong, a haunted castle, a perilous job interview, a spooky inheritance, mysterious button to determine date of death, a survey taker who gets more than she bargained for, and a new take on Red Riding Hood.

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Wild Thoughts: Witty Writings (fiction)

An anthology of funny short stories.

The stories include a society for lazy writers, a brave group of women taking on offensive mobile phone services, a spoof of 'The Man From Snowy River', three adventurers taking on a dragon, stream of consciousness nonsense, someone following clues left by an angel, a new take on Red Riding Hood, problems with online shopping, a professional mystery shopper in action, fabulous offers on the Internet, a good morning (or is it?) and the importance of cucumbers.

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Wild Thoughts: A Story (fiction)

A collaborative nonsensical story.

A bizarre, funny, collaborative 'never-ending' story with an ever-expanding (and contracting) cast of characters and a plot that makes less and less sense as it goes on.

Guaranteed to be one of the silliest stories you've ever read!

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Wild Thoughts Non-fiction: Kittydotes

A collection of cat anecdotes.

A collection of amusing anecdotes from my 11 years of experience in keeping kittens and cats.

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Wild Thoughts Non-fiction: Authors

An anthology of articles.

An anthology of articles on authors' speeches at festivals and other events, discussing their work and their experiences. Writers mentioned include: Peter Rees, John Dale, Hilary Bonney, Susan Duncan, Kathryn Fox, Douglas Adams, Jonathan Harley, Dr Colleen McCullough, Di Morrissey, Bradley Trevor Greive, Robert G. Barrett, Yossi Ghinsberg, Henry Rosenbloom, Richard Morecroft and Stuart Harrison.

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Wild Thoughts Non-fiction: Humour

An anthology of articles.

Find out if you're a penguin, learn about a greater threat to security than terrorism, update your phonetic alphabet to take account of technological progress, ponder some ironic observations, learn how to be the world's worst manager, learn about the perils of colouring your hair with henna, find out how to waste time etc.

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Wild Thoughts Non-fiction: Travel

An anthology of articles.

How I went on safari in South Africa, walked to Niagara Falls, paid to go to gaol, became an inadvertent millionaire, went searching for a real Nemo, toured a mosque in an Islamic country, saw the highlights and lowlights of Honolulu, travelled across the USA three months after 9/11, saw someone famous in Canberra, heard the pope's speech at World Youth Day in Canada and travelled on airplanes for free.

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Wild Thoughts Non-fiction: Quotations

A collection of 331 profound, interesting, and funny quotations from a variety of people, both famous and not-so-famous.

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Wild Thoughts Non-fiction: Writing

An anthology of articles.

Many published authors have spoken at festivals and provided tips and advice for aspiring writers. This is an anthology of articles about them. The writers quoted include: Stuart Mayne, David Cornish, Dr David Kowalski, Ian Irvine, Cristyn Davies, Fiona Wright, Louise Wakeling, Jeremy Fisher, Glenda Adams, Andrea Stretton, Alex Miller, Professor Hans-Ulrich Treichel and Professor Josef Hasinger.

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Wild Thoughts Writers' Handbook

An Australian guide for budding novel and short story writers. Covers a number of topics such as dialogue, characterisation, point of view, plotting etc. Also includes tips on submitting manuscripts for publication.

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Are You Nuts?

A funny collection of captioned photos to help you decide if you're nuts.

For entertainment purposes only.

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Are You a Penguin?

A short quiz (10 questions, with photos) to help you find out if you are a penguin.

For entertainment purposes only.

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How to be a Good Leader

A pictorial guide on becoming a good leader.

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How to Become Famous

A funny pictorial guide on obtaining fame.

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What You Can Learn From Cats

Cats show us some points to remember in order to have a happy life.

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