The Week in Review

Pink iris (Iris Carden Author logo) Caption reads: "The Week in Review."

What I’ve Written

Photo of Iris Carden's Books with caption "Shameless Self-promotion."

Sunday: Shameless Self-Promotion

I’m bad at marketing. Please buy my books.

Drawing of an open grave. Caption reads: "Exhumations Happen."

Monday: Exhumations

Your friendly local funeral director’s had a visit from the police.

Drawing (from behind) of a girl with multi-coloured wings, mid-length blond hair, pink shirt and blue jeans. Caption reads: "I've never felt like I fit in."

Tuesday: Andy

Andromeda Justice just wants to be a regular teenager.

A glittery night time scene, with a fairy flying past, a tree and plants drawn in glitter. Caption reads: "A sprinkle of fairy dust, sparkling bright."

Wednesday: Fairy Dust

Adulthood is hard,
with the burdens we bear.
We need childish delight,
a bit, here and there.
Drawing of a takeaway coffee cup. Caption reads: "The coffee was in a takeaway cup."

Thursday: Curse

The strange tale of Karen, whose bad mood was the precursor to a very bad mood.

Fanta, a brindle Staffordshire bull terrier (staffie), wearing a red scarf with silver sequins. Caption reads: "Don't I look pretty."

Friday: Dressing Up

Fanta has rediscovered her stylish scarves.

Drawing of a beam coming from a flying saucer, causing fire. Caption reads: "Colony Work in progress."

Saturday: Bang!

Chapter 15 of my current work in progress. The re-taking of Brisbane has begun.

What I’ve Read (reviews)

Little Bird poem by Dawn Benedict (Rhymes, Dreams, Fantasy and Thoughts) An utterly charming poem about a little bird growing from nestling to fledgling and learning to fly.

Coal Lament poem by Dawn Renee Miller (Dawn Maree Writes) A sad poem about the cost of coal mining and questioning the idea of “clean coal”.

What Was poem by Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy (Grace of the Sun) This beautiful poem’s a picture painted with words, of a writer lost in reminiscence.


If I read it and I like it, or find it interesting, it goes in here. I try to only include one item from any single author in a week (even if I loved a number of things they published), because otherwise the list would get over-long.

I don’t do paid reviews, but I do accept recommendations, and even review copies of books, so if you’d particularly like me to review something, tell me about it.

A Look at a Book

Cover of Poetic Pets, featuring Princess, a seal-point ragdoll kitten.

Poetic Pets

A collection of cute and simple poems about a collection of cute and simple pets.

By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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