Raolee on Writing About Sickle Cell

Tanwa is a picture book about a five-year-old girl living with sickle cell. Raolee is uniquely placed to write this book as she is a sickle cell gladiator and an educator – she has a doctorate degree in educational leadership and management as well as 20 years in the classroom. With a passion for helping others affected by this disease, Rao is open about her own struggles with it. Continue reading Raolee on Writing About Sickle Cell

Christmas Book List 2021

In this year’s Christmas list, I’m sharing 15 incredible books from the authors I’ve interviewed throughout the year representing diverse talent from around the globe – Romania, Portugal, Australia, Dubai, Moldova, UK, NZ and USA. From poetry to thrillers, from romcoms to memoir, there’s something here for even the most difficult person to buy for! There’s even an adorable adventure for children. Continue reading Christmas Book List 2021

Maura Pierlot on Writing about Mental Health

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

Sarah Hawthorn on Writing a Thriller

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