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Writers Ask Writers returns, and celebrating two book releases!

Writers Ask Writers returns, and celebrating two book releases!

It’s been a while since we last posted in our Writers Ask Writers series, but we’re celebrating publications by two of our writing group: Sara Foster’s All That Is Lost Between Us and Natasha Lester’s A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald. Not only are both of these […]

Abrolhos, Big Sky and some book recommendations

Abrolhos, Big Sky and some book recommendations

I’ve been quiet here recently, though anything but quiet in the real world! On Wednesday, I’m flying up to Geraldton (in Western Australia) for the Big Sky Readers and Writers festival. I’m very excited about the festival – the organisers have planned it so well, and […]

Geraldton’s Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival

Geraldton’s Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival

I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a guest at the 2014 Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton, Western Australia from 12-14 September 2014. Other guests include Tim Ferguson, Ashley Hay, Liz Byrski, Isobelle Carmody, Sarah Drummond (who is shortlisted along with […]

Fractured is shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier’s Literary Award!

Fractured is shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier’s Literary Award!

I am excited to announce that Fractured, my first novel, has just been shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Book Awards! I’m been shortlisted in the emerging writers category, alongside my friend and local bookseller Yvette Walker (Letters To The End Of Love), Sarah Drummond (Salt Story) […]

Let Her Go publication day!

Let Her Go publication day!

  Finally, the publication day of Let Her Go has arrived – my second novel is now on the shelves (in Australia) and the virtual shelves for international e-book readers. Hurrah! It’s a normal day for me though: taking two children to school, and one to […]

It’s writers’ festival time!

  I love literary festivals. I was lucky enough last year to be invited to talk about Fractured at a few festivals around Australia: Perth, Margaret River, Sydney and Brisbane. For me, it’s the ultimate weekend: days to immerse myself in hearing and talking about books, […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day Giveaway

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I’m teaming up with my Writers Ask Writers friends Amanda Curtin, Annabel Smith, Emma Chapman and Sara Foster to offer a great book giveaway. You could win a pack of ten books: a copy of each of our latest novels, as […]

Six degrees of separation

Six degrees of separation

Authors Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman are starting a new series on their blog called Six Degrees of Separation, based on Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy’s 1929 short story ‘Chains’ in which he coined the phrase ‘six degrees of separation’. Each month, they’ll choose a book […]

Perth Writers Festival 2014 wrap up

Perth Writers Festival 2014 wrap up

I’ve just spent a wonderful weekend at the writers festival in my hometown of Perth in the beautiful grounds of UWA, although, as it is every year, it was very hot! When I attended last year, it was just when Fractured was launched, and my first […]

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013

Last year, I participated in the Australian Women Writers challenge. It’s a great initiative to promote the writing of women in Australia, and I was thrilled to find out that last year, Fractured was the second most reviewed book! I had hoped to read ten […]