Daily Archives: October 5, 2014


7 places worth seeing in Bahrain

In a small island country like Bahrain, where can tourists go for a visit? Here are the top seven places worth seeing in Bahrain. Al-Fateh Mosque (Great Mosque) This religious site is really worth to visit. It has a beautiful, unique architecture and was constructed with maple and wood in […]

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Aussie outback romance meets Italian sexy

Review of The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer Last year, I read and loved Fiona Palmer’s The Sunburnt Country, so when Penguin asked me to read Palmer’s latest book, The Sunnyvale Girls, I jumped at the chance. For those of you not familiar with Palmer’s work, she is the Queen of Australian Outback […]


Author inspired by POW past

Fiona Palmer talks to The Writers Shack about her brand new novel, The Sunnyvale Girls, and how she found inspiration from an Italian prisoner of war I was talking to my friend Lea one day about how I wanted to write my next book on the Italian prisoners of war that worked on […]

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Mark visits Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest Means More Than Beer

Beware the Law of Gravity by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder   In honor of Oktoberfest — that most German of all festivals — I bring you the following true story. It reflects my personal preference for German beer. Contrary to popular belief, as is sometimes illustrated in these […]