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
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
Author and graphic designer, Enni, moved from Finland to New Zealand in 2006. She has just released her third novel, an enemies to lovers romantic comedy, Nest or Invest, which explores issues in the real estate market. Read on for more about community housing, developers and life imitating art. Continue reading Enni Amanda on Nest or Invest
Karien, author of A Yellow House, has spent the majority of her life as an expat. Nominally from The Netherlands, she has also lived in Oman, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, France and the United Kingdom. But where is home? And how has her experience bled into her writing? Join me to explore this and more. Continue reading Karien Van Ditzhuijzen on Expat Life, Writing and Migrant Domestic Workers
How does someone with a long-established career in international business switch to running a literary agency? I asked Michael about this, as well as what he has learnt in the book business, how New Authors Collective has grown, and more. Continue reading Michael Cybulski, Literary Agent, New Authors Collective
Yasmin is a talented editor, writer and English teacher who recently won the Sisters in Crime Eleanor Taylor Bland award for her unpublished novel. One of her areas of expertise is sensitivity reading, a field of growing importance as authors become more aware of their responsibilities when they write minority characters. Join us for a discussion about appropriation, agency and author intent. Continue reading Yasmin A. McClinton on Being a Sensitivity Reader
Writers Victoria held their second flash fiction competition in 2020, the perfect distraction for writers in isolation. Each day in April, they posted a prompt and we wrote a 30-word response.
Here are my last 10 stories. I eked out an honorable mention on the last day! Continue reading Writers Victoria Flash Fiction 2020 – Part Three
Writers Victoria have just finished their second flash fiction competition, the perfect distraction for writers in isolation. Each day in April, they posted a prompt and we wrote a 30-word response.
Here are my second 10 stories. Continue reading Writers Victoria Flash Fiction 2020 – Part Two