Long-term expat, Elizabeth Shick, has just released a novel inspired by her six years living in Myanmar. In The Golden Land, which won the 2021 AWP Prize for the Novel, Liz explores how we define our identity in relation to culture and country. Continue reading Elizabeth Shick on The Golden Land and writing about expat life
Life of Cyn, a novel about a woman’s journey of recovery after sexual assault, explores themes of revenge and healing. The book is fiction, but the characters are based on real people. In our interview, Caitlin shares what inspired her to write this story of retribution for the #MeToo movement. Continue reading Caitlin Avery on Life of Cyn and the #MeToo Movement
In this year’s Christmas list, I’m sharing eight incredible books from the authors I’ve interviewed throughout the year representing a diverse range of genres. From historical romance to women’s fiction, from political thriller to memoir, there’s something here for everyone! Continue reading Christmas Book List 2022
In the lead-up to Christmas – where did the year go? – here’s a flashback to last November when I was shortlisted in Australian Writers Centre’s Furious Fiction.
I hope you enjoy watching poor Santa walk out on the job… Continue reading Santa’s Suitcase
Today, here’s a flashback to this time last year when I was shortlisted in Australian Writers Centre’s Furious Fiction. Continue reading That Moment When
Sara’s third in her trilogy of Georgian Jewish romances, A Kiss After Tea, is now out. Besides the gorgeous romance we have come to expect from Sara, it delivers the conclusion of the jewellery competition, a compelling thread that runs throughout the series. Continue reading Sara Adrien on The Jewellery Competition
Sarah’s successful debut thriller A Voice in the Night (see our previous interview here) is being followed by an historical fiction manuscript, The Dilemma. Clearly she’s a versatile author. We discuss the differences between the genres, especially the level of research required to write a period piece. Join us to find out more about her writing process. Continue reading Sarah Hawthorn on The Dilemma
Writers Victoria held its fourth flash fiction competition this year. The theme was ‘Glimmer’. For the 30 days of April, they posted a single-word prompt and entrants wrote up to 30 words in response.
Here are my final 10 stories. Continue reading Writers Victoria Flash Fiction 2022 – Part Three
Sara has just released the second in her trilogy of historical Jewish romances. Arnold, the male lead in this story, is Sara’s favourite character. Join us as we discuss what happens when you fall in love with someone on the page, research on Georgian England and a few intricacies of the Jewish faith. Continue reading Sara Adrien on Falling in Love With Your Characters
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