Merry & Bright!

7 - 8.30pm, Friday 8 December 2017


Come and join us at The Edge at the State Library Queensland to celebrate Christmas and our end of the year!

Featuring inspirational performances from all group of School of Hard Knocks - Absolutely Everybody choir, Rhythm of Life music theatre, Word on the Street creative writing and StreetBeat, a junk percussion group.

7 - 8.30pm, Friday 8 December 2017.

See you there!

"My Brain is NOT Dead"



I have recently contracted Balboa to publish my first non-fiction book. It is essential reading. The story is about me but could possibly include thousands more people with a brain aneurysm and - or - a stroke.

This is for valuable information about cerebral (brain) aneurysms and stroke with aphasia: how do they happen; what happens to the survivor; what are the stats?

When published, it will be advertised on here!


18 June 2017


I started my blog Whacksworks on 2 January 2012. It's still working.

Five years is a long time for many blogs. I've put the first five years, 2 January 2012 to 31 December 2016 into a book. It will be published some time soon!

Contact me on my email listed on the contact page if you would like to advance-order it.

I recommend that you read it!


What do you know about reading? Were you taught as a child when your parents read to you? Did you learn at school, in the library, in groups, with your study, anywhere else?

What do you think of writers? Authors?

Read my books. Make up your own mind. Leave a comment.

"I wrote..."

Available on-line as a pdf book!
Non-fiction - Only $5.00!


I started to write decades ago. I wrote letters, articles and poetry, I studied and wrote, I kept hard copies of my writing somewhere in my history files, and after PCs were available I kept soft files... but I never wrote books until 2013.

This one looks at my writing history.

Available on-line as a pdf book. To purchase, contact me at

"First Person Singular"

Fiction - ON SALE: $14.95!


Wellington is a wonderful place to live. Growing up in the 60s and 70s can be idyllic. You live with people you love, you work, you know the whole city.

Until you are raped by a group, led by the man at his engagement to your best friend.

What would you do?


This book tackles the confronting issues of rape and domestic violence with honesty, strength and humour. While the story is a narrative, the reader feels involved from the beginning due to the author writing it in the first person. The events seem real and the Brisbane location brings it even closer to home. The book is easy to read, and at times kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. Over all this book is about one woman's survival and I think that women everywhere will find that empowering. I look forward to the author's next book.
R. Hyland

To buy contact me by email at
This book will very soon be available as a pdf book!

"Sexual Assault at the Workplace"

Available on-line as a pdf file!
Non-fiction - $5.00


Written for my GradDipOHS study in 2013, this is essential reading to be aware of workplace sexual assault. Only available on-line as pdf.

To purchase this pdf file, contact me by email at

Other Reibus websites

It's Okay to be Angry


"RAPE is an emotive term - rape is the ultimate violation. Anger is a perfectly normal and natural reaction to atrocity. We feel anger when we hear of someone else being hurt on purpose, so why shouldn't we feel anger when we are hurt on purpose?"

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Whacksworks is my blogspot, started in 2012. It's my own thoughts and feelings.

Most times I write a blog at least twice a week, sometimes after I read an article which turned me on - or turned me off.

Have a read, comment if you would like to, pass this on to your friends.