David Stevens

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Big grins

In Uncategorized on March 20, 2016 at 1:21 am

I woke up on Wednesday morning to find three rejection emails waiting in my in box. Grumble grumble, oh well, do the editors all get together to co-ordinate this, grumble …

Later that day, an acceptance from a magazine that had earlier asked me for some rewrites. Mood completely changed. And now, I’ve just had my third acceptance in four days. That’s never happened to me before, and I am a little bit chuffed. That is a total of seven now to appear over the next 12 months or so. This includes my appearance in the forthcoming anthology, ‘At the Edge‘. More detail to follow, but in the meantime, feel free to check out my bibliography, where you can find links to read some of my published stories for free. (And don’t forget the anthology ‘Love Hurts‘, available now.)

Open Letter to Dr Brad McKay

In Uncategorized on March 19, 2016 at 11:21 am

What this guy says ….

Musings of an Openstack Engineer

Dear Dr McKay,

You recently had syndicated an article in various newspapers across the world and appeared on Australian TV entitled “The great Australian Lyme consconspiracypiracy”.

As you are most likely aware by now, this article has been extremely controversial.

I would like to address some of the inaccuracies and omissions in your article about Lyme Disease in Australia.

“No proof”

Your article states “Lyme disease is real, but there’s no scientific proof that it’s occurring in Australia.

This is incorrect.  B. Queenslandica was found in rats in Richmond, North Queensland in 1962.  Additionally, other tick borne infections associated with Lyme Disease such as Bartonella, Babesia, Rickettsia etc. are found in Australia.

A more recent ongoing study at Murdoch University has also found evidence of relapsing fever Borrelia and a new type of Neoehrlichia bacterium.

“Only in Europe and North America”

Your article states…

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