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

Sara Adrien on Her Debut Historical Jewish Romance

Sara’s first novel is out now, the first in a trilogy of Jewish romances set in Georgian England. A law professor with several textbooks published under another name, Sara is not one to shy away from a challenge. Although she lives in a different era to her characters, many of the challenges faced by them reflect her own experience. They want to infiltrate the ton (high society in Georgian times), and they want to marry for love while maintaining their cultural heritage. Read on to hear about Sara’s motivation for writing and her key messages. Continue reading Sara Adrien on Her Debut Historical Jewish Romance

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