Book Review

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My top books of 2013

As the end of the year approaches and lists like this pop up everywhere, I thought I’d share the books that I found most impressive in 2013. This year, I’ve been using Goodreads to keep track of the books I’ve read. Here are those that […]

Fractured is Australian Women Writers Challenge’s most popular book!

The Australian Women Writers Challenge is a fabulous initiative to help support and promote books written by Australian women. I was thrilled to find out that in their mid-year overview, Fractured has been the most reviewed book! As a debut author, it’s things like this […]

‘The Good Father’ by Noah Hawley

I recently read The Good Father by Noah Hawley, a book that attracted me because of its focus on parenting and personality development.  The eponymous good father, Dr Paul Allen, is a rheumatologist whose son, Daniel, is accused of murdering a presidential candidate. As a child, Daniel’s […]