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A Widgie Knight
Mabel of the Anzacs
An unlikely friendship blossoms in this heartfelt multi-generational story about finding a kindred spirit where you least expect it
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Nor The Battle To The Strong
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong in the sixth novel of the award winning historical lesbian romance series imbued with urban fantasy and mystery.
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No Journey is Ever What We Expect It To Be...
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14 August 2018
- Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols Diagnosed With Dementia
- Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, is 'seriously ill'
- Melissa Benoist & Jesse Rath Film Scenes for New 'Supergirl' Season
- First pics of Melissa Benoist on set of Supergirl season 4 (PHOTOS)
- Supergirl's new trans character Dreamer is 'the superhero we need right now'
13 August 2018
AUSXIP Charity Auction Updates
I'm going to have a catalog of items (with pictures - ooh we are going fancy) and the item number and link to the auction page will be available (even before the auction goes live so you can bookmark it). There are 300 items being auctioned off! I'll soon have the catalog up on the site.
Remember folks if you haven't registered before on AUSXIP Charity, now is the time to do it if you want to bid on the auction items. Registration is a manual process - you register, you respond to the confirmation email (contact me if you don't get an email) and then I check your registration and approve. Register before September 1 and make my life a little easier and yours (because you won't be stressing out whether I've approved you in time. Win/Win.
Register here: http://charity.ausxip.com
Two things happened today that would be quite special.
- My box of my new novel “Mabel of the Anzacs” arrived! Lots of love went into this novel from everyone: writer (me), editor, beta readers, proofreaders. It takes a village to create a novel.
Click here to view video: The photographer Derek Cutting from Firemate
Photographic created this video. Derek is a new friend who is a phenomenal
photographer. He also is the owner of the War Bike (aka Zoe’s motorcycle
“Mabel”) I did suggest to Derek that he rename his War Bike to Mabel but
don’t think that will happen! Check out the video, I was chuffed. I
contacted Derek some time ago to get permission & license one of his images
for the cover of my book.
Girl Power News
- Stop What You're Doing: The First Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 Teaser Is Here
- Shonda Rhimes Reveals the Real Reason Callie Didn't Return to Grey's Anatomy
10 August 2018
AUSXIP Charity Auction Updates
How many items do we have on the AUSXIP auction? Well as of right now 250 but that will rise over the coming days. Prices start at $5 & up AND if you want to donate and not bid, u can "buy" a donation only pack to be included in the final tally. So far, since 2006 we have raised $185,000. I like round numbers so let's try and get that figure up to $200K and more.
I posted this to AUSXIP Twitter and Facebook. After this message went out I got a message on FB that a generous soul (who I will name if they allow me to) has donated a replica sword to add to the weapons cache we have for the auction!! I love the Xenaverse. I love Xenites. Big hearts.
09 August 2018
AUSXIP @captainstarship Auction: We have a Xena chakram autographed by #reneeoconnor, a #Xena breast dagger autographed by @RealLucyLawless and Renee, we have an authentic prop Xena scabbard used on the show autographed by Lucy Lawless. Starts September 1! https://t.co/yJAIqbue3W pic.twitter.com/G3BIly0cQz— AUSXIP Network (@ausxip) August 9, 2018
08 August 2018
The Other 1990s TV Shows That Deserve a Reboot:
Lucy Lawless as Xena is one of those iconic marriages of character and casting, and it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role
My Life is Murder
- Lucy Lawless has a new murderous role in an Australian drama - Stuff.co.nz
- Warrior actress: Ten signs Lucy Lawless - Brisbane Times
Ash Vs Evil Dead
I am so EXCITED by this news. I'm so excited that I can't stand it. Patrick Stewart is coming back as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek!
- Watch the Video of Patrick Announcing This at the Las Vegas Star Trek Con + Info from Deadline about The New Star Show
Lucy Lawless Video
This is just BRILLIANT
The video is part of an exhibition at the Auckland Museum. Read this article regarding this doco
- Lucy Lawless The Suffragette in Hot Words & Bold Retorts Wonder Women: Gaylene Preston puts NZ's suffragettes on big screen
03 August 2018
The AUSXIP Girl Power site has been redesigned to make it easier to find news related to it's genre
- Main AUSXIP Girl Power Site
- AUSXIP Girl Power Movie News subsection
- AUSXIP Girl Power TV & Web subsection
- AUSXIP Book News & Reviews by MaryD
In my novels I usually feature Greek or Australian dishes. Here are two Greek desserts with the recipe:
- Mabel of the Anzacs: A Taste of Greece with Galaktoboureko!
- Mabel of the Anzacs: A Taste of Greece with Loukoumades!
My fandoms are colliding with Brent Spiner on Supergirl!
- Supergirl Elects Star Trek's Brent Spiner to Vice President in Season 4
- How Supergirl Season 4 Is inspired by Superman's Classic “Red Son” Arc
Are you watching POSE? It's BRILLIANT
- The Pose Cast Tells Us Their Favorite Reads of Season 1
- Pose to Make 'One-Year Time Leap' in Season 2, Then Build to 'Vogue' Release
This one reminds me of Rob Tapert's Pleasuredome...
01 August 2018
New Theatre Show
Teaching Acting Classes
Star Trek: Discovery
31 July 2018
- Renee Scheduled for Michigan Comic Con August 17-19, 2018!
- Renee Confirmed for FanExpo Canada Aug 30 to Sept 2, 2018
- Renee To Attend FanX Salt Lake Comic Con 2018 September 7-8, 2018
New Show for Lucy
- Lucy Tweets About Her New Channel 10 My Life is Murder Series
- Confirmed: Lucy To Star in New Aussie Series "My Life Is Murder"
29 July 2018
Sorry for my absence, I've been in the final throes of getting my book "Mabel of the Anzacs" ready for publication! Fussing over it like a mother hen!
The print edition is now available from Amazon and other bookstores from July 31.
The ebook is available to pre-order (Available from July 31) on Amazon, ibooks, Kobo, Nook etc
- The Changeover heading to Download and DVD in August
- Revisiting Battlestar Galactica: 'Exodus' (Parts 1 and 2)
- THE BREAKER UPPERERS Trailer (2018) Comedy - Lucy Lawless around 1:36
- 'Supergirl' Blessed Us With the LGBTQ Feminist Icon (Alex Danvers) We Always Wanted
- Supergirl Adds Rhona Mitra to Play DC Villainess Mercy Graves in Season 4
- Odette (Reign) from Supergirl Going To Auckland Armageddon Expo 2018
- Lynda Carter's Returning To Supergirl For Season 4
- What Supergirl Will Think About Batwoman's Kate Kane, According To The Executive Producer
- A Trans Actor On What the First Transgender Superhero Means & What Still Needs to Change
- The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Supergirl Stand Out Among Best Comic Book–Tied TV ...
- Lesbian and Bisexual Superhero Cheat Sheet: How to Get Caught Up on CW DC TV Before ...
- 'Supergirl' and 'Alias' star Carl Lumbly takes on James Baldwin at Theatrefirst in Berkeley
23 July 2018
Supergirl Season 4
- Video: Supergirl and Charmed | Day of Rest Trailer
- Supergirl Comic Con Trailer
- Supergirl Cast At 2018 SDCC
- Supergirl Casts TV’s First Transgender Superhero for Season 4 Nicole Maines
- Why Legends of Tomorrow Is Skipping the Next Crossover — Though the Ladies Do Share a Batwoman Dream
21 July 2018
18 July 2018
- Sandra Oh Makes History with Killing Eve Emmy Nomination (Sandra deserves to win this Emmy - she is INCREDIBLE in Killing Eve!
17 July 2018
- IMDb has a movie still from Renee's new movie "Watch The Sky"
- Watch the Trailer for Renee's new movie "Watch The Sky"
- Hey loves! Here's a peek at the fun I had at the @sbhumanesociety open house. Check out your local Humane Society to find your perfect pet companion! xoxo
Batwoman TV Show
- Kate Winslet, Diane Keaton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In 'Silent Heart' Remake 'Blackbird'
- 'Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' Sewn Up For Stage Musical Adaptation
14 July 2018
- TVLine Items: Rosario Dawson's USA Pilot
- Downton Abbey Movie Gets Green Light, Production Begins This Summer
- ‘When Calls The Heart’: Chris McNally & Kevin McGarry Cast In Hallmark Channel Drama
- Joss Whedon Sci-Fi Drama About Badass Victorian Women Lands at HBO
11 July 2018
- July Book Special: In The Blood of the Greeks for 99c!
- Bookbub Lists My First Novel "In The Blood of the Greeks" as One of the Best Historical Romance Novels!
- Ignore the Buffy had suprior writing and continue to how Xena was superior: This Xena Episode Helped Fight the Stigma Around HIV/AIDS in the 90s
- The Best Historical Dramas Streaming on Netflix
- Orange Is the New Black Trailer Reveals Major Drama Ahead in Season 6
09 July 2018
- I had the opportunity to go on Chatting to Sherri radio show - boy did we have a lot to talk about including the upcoming AUSXIP Starship Auction in September!
Have a listen here
- Retro Reflections: Xena Warrior Princess: The Talisman Of Fate This might top a future list of "10 Fighting Games You Never Knew Existed"
- Check out the amazing video of El Ray Network: The saga which broke barriers and inspired a generation comes to El Rey Network! XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS INDEPENDENCE DAY MARATHON July 3rd 8p ET!
- More TV show panels have been added to the lineup at SDCC. NBC's The Good Place, the women of Twin Peaks, and Netflix's Disenchantment are among the latest
- Helen Slater and Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) will be on the panel from Supergirl 1984 Movie
- Women's rights in NZ examined in new exhibition (Lucy voices a NZ Suffragette)
- Photos of Lucy at a event for a gallery and live music venue in Auckland, New Zealand called The Anthology Lounge
- Gal Gadot Surprises Children's Hospital in Full Wonder Woman Gear
- Video: Justice League: A Call For Heroes | Exclusively at Madame Tussauds Sydney
- Brie Larson posted a photo with no comment. But it looks like filming of Captain Marvel has finished. Now we just have to wait until March 8th, 2019 for the next female led superhero film!
House of Cards
03 July 2018
- Lucy Lawless The Suffragette in Hot Words & Bold Retorts at Auckland Museum July 6 to October 31, 2018
Upcoming TV / Aussies
- Jack Irish is back and this time he has the INCREDIBLE Marta Dusseldorp AND Danielle Cormack! Aussies tune in on 6 July at 8:30 pm on the ABC & iView
- Airdate: Dian Fossey: Secrets In The Mist
Upcoming TV / US
- Video: Official Trailer Revealed for TNT's "I Am the Night" with Chris Pine
- Grey's Anatomy Season 15: Teddy's Pregnant — What Happens Next?
01 July 2018
- Greta Gerwig To Helm ‘Little Women’ At Sony; Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan In Talks
29 June 2018
- Legends Legacy - #13 - Cupid's Arrow by T. Novan Every parent's worse nightmare - their child grows up and dates. What happens when Xena and Gabrielle's daughter, the new Queen of the Amazons, falls in love (with a little help from Cupid and a stray arrow)? A rollicking good story.
Xena Episode Replay & Art
The Xena Scrolls (Season 2, Episode 10)
In Macedonia, 1942, a descendent of Gabrielle, Dr Janice Covington, teams up with a descendant of Xena, Melinda Pappas, and a descendent of Joxer, Jacques S'Er, to track down the ancient Xena Scrolls. In doing so they unleash the imprisoned God of War, necessitating the spirit of Xena to take over Melinda's body and stop him.
Art by MaryD
- Art: Mad Dog Convington by MaryD
- Art: Episode Montage for The Xena Scrolls by MaryD (apologies for the size but back in the day the art was around 500 x 500 which is tiny by today's standards)
- 'Wynonna Earp' SDCC Panel Info Revealed
- 'Wynonna Earp' Showrunner Teases What's Next for WayHaught in Season 3
- Wynonna Earp season 3: Check out all of the episode titles!
- How Wynonna Earp Nurtures Healthy Fandom
Have you seen "Killing Eve"? It's a FANTASTIC show with Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. MUST SEE TV.
- Aussies: Killing Eve will air on ABC from 8:30pm Friday July 27 - it was previous available on streaming service iview
- "Who Is She?": How 'Killing Eve' Challenged the Girl-Power Trope
- How Jodie Comer Created An Assassin You Can't Help But Love
- BBC America's Breakout Hit 'Killing Eve' To Stream Exclusively On Hulu In Late 2018
- Sandra Oh on Working With a Mostly Female Team on 'Killing Eve'
- Jodie Comer: Meet 'Killing Eve's Pink-Dressed-Psychopath Breakout Star
A Discovery of Witches
- Sky Heads To Comic Con For First Time With Cast & Crew Of Fantasy Epic 'A Discovery of Witches'
- A Discovery of Witches TV series trailer breathes life into the Deborah Harkness trilogy
- 'The Bookshop' Opens New Trailer As It Heads For August Release - A new trailer has dropped for the upcoming film The Bookshop which was the winner of three Goya Awards — Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay — and stars Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson. The film, set in 1959 England is about a free-spirited widow (Mortimer) who risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening
28 June 2018
- The woman's journey into the racing world was, ironically, a slow one. It took a slow trickle of hard-headed ladies eager to see what speed was all about in order to set the stage for women to come, testing out the waters one race at a time. And the first of those women was Helene van Zuylen. Read More
- Updated blog with news from Poland and Israel about WW2 and the Holocaust
Hot New Show - Pose
- Hot New Show: POSE OOOH New show to watch: POSE. Pose is a visually stunning and emotionally wrenching look at the lives of queer people of color in 1980's NY - tackles difficult realities but refuses to give in to tragedy and instead uplifts, giving equal times to the joys of dance, first loves, ballroom victories, and the love shared by found families
- 8 of TV's most kick-ass LGBTQ+ characters includes Bill Potts (Dr Who and one of my favourite companions!) and Alex Danvers from Supergirl
- Supergirl's Odette Annable lands first post-show project alongside husband
Upcoming TV Shows
26 June 2018
Working on my new novella "Enemy At the Gate" which is part of a multi-author anthology about World War 2 Resistance - The Darkest Hour. I'm thrilled & honoured to be part of this amazing group of writers. Can't wait to read their stories. I made a video trailer for my story: Enemy At The Gate
- Lucy Lawless is public ambassador for cannabis reform. Press Release: Unlikely Alliance to Start the Conversation - Former police prosecutor teams up with stoner botanist and warrior princess to discuss cannabis reform.
- Ash vs Evil Dead: 6 episodes submitted for Emmy consideration
One Day At A Time