A Colourful Silhouette

One of my favourite pictures too. 🙂

Ken "Charlie" Grace

The sign for the outback town of Coober Pedy The sign for the outback town of Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy in South Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy). It is so hot here, that some people live underground.

One of many amazing sunsets that we saw on our trip out into the middle of Australia. We travelled 8000km in two and a half weeks. The sky out there is so big and beautiful. This is one of my favourite travel photos.


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Myrtleford – Free – Meet the Author Event

I will be there. 🙂

Ken "Charlie" Grace

Meet the Author - Ken Grace Meet the Author – Ken Grace

Meet the Author of Blood Prize, as he tours regional Victoria and NSW during August 2014. Final stop for the month is Myrtleford on 29th August at 12.30pm.

This event is Free, however bookings are required, please contact Myrtleford Library on the following details to reserve your place.

Crn. Standish St & O’Donnell Ave
Myrtleford VIC 3737
Phone: 03 5752 2038

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The Night Train to Hanoi

Ken "Charlie" Grace

After a noisy, jolting overnighter on the train from Sa Pa, we arrived in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, at the ungodly hour of 4.30am. As the train doors opened, wild yells and angry arguments could be heard, as numerous touts and cab drivers jostled for the arriving business. Amongst this bedlam, we managed to negotiate our taxi fare from an initial 120,000 Vietnamese dong to 80,000, then back to 100,000, and finally all the way down to 50,000 dong, without actually saying or doing anything. Eventually, we arrived in a dark alley, in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere, so we happily gave our bemused taxi driver a thorough dressing down, whilst getting soaked in the pouring rain. After wandering for a while in the darkness, we finally discovered the May De Ville hostel, up the street, in another tiny alleyway. Apparently, 50,000 dong only gets you…

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Meet the Author – Library Tour Continues

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20131204_143039Author Talk – Ken Grace

When: 28 August 2014, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury

Price: Free

Local author Ken Grace will discuss his first novel, Blood prize, a thriller featuring Tom Fox and the sinister Cel Rău half twins, Uta and Réz. Ken is currently at work on two new books: The Leviathan and Balaam’s Deceit, both featuring many of the original Blood Prize characters. Born in Albury and growing up in Howlong, Ken developed a lifelong love of the natural world having explored the diverse environs of the area. Having discovered the wondrous world of books, Ken has used this rich diet of experience to fuel his imagination.

Q & A session plus book sales and signing.

Bookings: 02 6023 8333

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The Eagles Nest on Fansipan

Ken "Charlie" Grace

As we walked the short journey, crossing the bridge into Vietnam, the world began to change. We could see China back across the Red River; so close, yet it felt like another universe. We faced a new language, a different currency, changed menu choices, a differing approach to almost everything … and I swear it felt hotter and more humid on this side of the bridge in Lao Cai. Our first hour of people experience in Vietnam, yielded more noisy emotion than the past month of travelling amoungst the discreet and respectful quietness of the Chinese. All around us, we could hear loud high-tension arguments and negotiations, joke telling and raucous laughter. People here, seemed to live in the moment … with passion.

After several interesting attempts at procuring a cab at the recommended price, we eventually headed to the hill town of Sa Pa, a little out-of-pocket, but thankfully…

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Library Tour Resumes – Ken Grace – ‘Blood Prize’

Ken "Charlie" Grace

Meet the Author of Blood Prize, as he tours regional Victoria and NSW during August 2014. First stop Wangaratta on 13th August 2014 at 6.30pm.


This is a FREE event, however, bookings are required, contact Wangaratta Library on the following details to reserve your place.

21 Docker St, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Phone: 03 5721 2366
Fax: 03 5721 5532

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