Annabel, author of five domestic noir thrillers, was born in England but has lived in Dubai for the last twenty-three years. Join us as we chat about her journey to publication, tips for aspiring writers and how her expat lifestyle impacts her writing. And of course, her latest novel, The House of Whispers. Continue reading Annabel Kantaria on The House of Whispers
Marcie’s debut novel, Em’s Awful Good Fortune tackles the thorny issue of how to balance career and marriage as a tagalong spouse. It springs between the USA, Korea, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai in a quest to discover her place in the world. Join us as we discuss expat life, feminism, finding your voice, and more. Continue reading Marcie Maxfield on Identity and the Expat Spouse
With her background as an Australian diplomat based in Indonesia and East Timor, Nore is ideally placed to write about East Timor’s independence. Her debut novel places two female characters against the background of this political maelstrom. Join us as we discuss the evolution of Gunfire Lullabies. Continue reading Nore Hoogstad on Contemporary Historical Fiction
Author and graphic designer Enni has just released her fourth novel, a contemporary Cinderella romcom, Hidden Gem, in which charity worker Marnie falls for hotshot New Zealand politician Jason. It examines the pitfalls of working in politics alongside the fear of aging while beset with a chronic illness. Continue reading Enni Amanda on Sex, Religion and Politics in Hidden Gem
Expat author Inna Rothmann has just released a poetry collection called Multiversed, inspired by themes as diverse as expat life, search for life purpose and quantum physics. Read on to find out how this one-time teacher from Moldova became a poet in Dubai. Continue reading Inna Rothmann on Poetry, Expat Life and Quantum Physics
Women’s fiction author, Lisa Darcy, is about to release her eighth novel, My Big Greek Holiday. But this one has a difference: it has been previously published. Read on to find out more about this heart-warming romcom and the process of giving a book a makeover. Continue reading Lisa Darcy on Giving a Book a Makeover
Born and raised in the UK, Sarah lived in London, Dallas, Toronto, New York and Sydney before moving to Bundanoon, an Australian village in NSW’s beautiful Southern Highlands. Her career, which evolved from actress to journalist and then publicist before becoming a fulltime novelist, gives her plenty of inspiration. A Voice In The Night, her debut novel, was published July 2021. Continue reading Sarah Hawthorn on Writing a Thriller
Susannah trained as an actor in Paris under world-famous clown, Philippe Gaulier. Back in Australia, she chalked up film and television roles; played Frutti in Tutti & Frutti, two singing Carmen Mirandas on roller blades; created a sketch comedy for Arena TV, Foxtel, as part of the trio, The Girls; not to mention starred in the occasional Nurofen commercial. She now works as a freelance writer and her first novel, romantic comedy Loving Lizzie March, was released by Pan Macmillan in June 2021. Continue reading Susannah Hardy on the Funny Side of Writing
Usually, I’m the interviewer, but recently, I sat on the other side of the virtual table as Louise Ross interviewed me about expat life and repatriation for her Women Who Walk Podcast. Continue reading The Other Side of the Table, an Interview by Louise Ross
Writers Victoria held its third flash fiction competition this year. For 30 days, they posted a single-word prompt on the theme ‘Unfold’, and entrants wrote up to 30-words in response.
Here are my final 10 stories.
Continue reading Writers Victoria Flash Fiction 2021 – Part Three