In a world of war, pandemic, floods, fire and earthquake, it’s hard to stay positive. Anything else feels trite, but we have to keep putting one step in front of the other. So as the Winding Narrative reached its fourth anniversary last month, it’s time to review progress. Continue reading The Winding Narrative Turns Four
The shocking news hit Grandview Road on a cold spring morning.
Cherry at number four spread the word. ‘They’re taking Rose out.’
‘No!’ Her neighbour Myrtle flounced her scandalous pink cloak. ‘Why? Continue reading Short Fiction: The Hit
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year! It’s been another year of challenges so we all deserve a glass of champagne. Continue reading Happy Holidays 2021
Alexandra has traveled the world as a diplomatic spouse. Now, after 6 years away from home, she’s returned to Romania. In our last interview, we discussed her expat life and her memoir Just a Diplomatic Spouse. This time, we’re sharing her experiences on her return to Romania and her children’s book, Boni Goes Around the World. Continue reading Alexandra Paucescu Goes Around the World
With a PhD in philosophy, Maura’s diverse career sees her currently as a playwright and author. She grew up in the Bronx, USA, but now resides in Canberra, Australia. Join us on this rollercoaster ride that includes falling in love with a shearer, working in real estate and creating her play-turned-book-turned-film Fragments, which shines a timely spotlight on mental health. Continue reading Maura Pierlot on Writing about Mental Health
I am thrilled to have one of my short stories, ‘The Cellist Stalker’ featured in Fenechty Publishing’s Anthology of Short Stories: Autumn 2021. If you’d like to read the anthology, all profits from the paperback version go to Water Aid. All eBook versions are free. Links in the blog. Continue reading About The Cellist Stalker
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
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
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
Writers Victoria is back with its third flash fiction competition. This year, the theme is ‘Unfold’. For 30 days, they will post a single-word prompt and entrants write up to 30-words in response.
Here are my second 10 stories. I won Day 13, with the prompt ‘Manifest’. Continue reading Writers Victoria Flash Fiction 2021 – Part Two