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
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
A trained journalist, when Lisa had three children under five, she turned to writing women’s fiction. Her characters navigate friendships, careers, romance, and ultimately triumph over adversity. Now an accomplished author, she also teaches creative writing at the Australian Writers’ Centre in Sydney. She has just published her seventh novel, Lily’s Little Flower Shop, a fish-out-of-water coastal romance. Continue reading Lisa Darcy on Writing, Flowers and Inspiration
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
In a year when travel went out the window, my 2020 Christmas shopping list takes you vicariously around the world. Continue reading Christmas Book List 2020
A graphic designer from Finland, Enni now lives in New Zealand and has self-published two novels. Read on to find out more about her books, writing in English as a second language, her tips on self-publishing and more. Continue reading Enni Amanda Tuomisalo on Self-Publishing
When I first decided to write a book, I didn’t give much thought to genre. In blissful ignorance, I rejected the idea of ‘writing to a formula’ and merrily scribed whatever took my fancy. Years later, I see this has been my biggest mistake on the road to traditional publication. Continue reading The Importance of Understanding Novel Genres