Tag: reading

More Than Us released in the UK

More Than Us released in the UK

It’s been a long time between posts, mainly because in the time between Let Her Go being released and now, I’ve been working hard to finish my third novel, More Than Us, while working almost full time and trying to manage my family. Somehow, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

On audiobooks

I recently gave a talk on Fractured to hospital staff, and an audience member asked me if it was available as an audiobook. “I don’t think so,” I answered. This woman had enjoyed listening to a reading that I gave from the book, and also […]

Writers ask writers: What books changed your life?

This month, we are excited to share our group blog post with the first of our guest authors – Hannah Richell. Hannah has written two novels: The Secrets of the Tides, and her latest, The Shadow Year. I have read both of her books, and […]

Books in Homes Australia role model

A couple of months ago, I was honoured to be asked to be a ‘role model’ for the Books in Homes Australia project, and immediately agreed. This programme was started in New Zealand over twenty years ago, and came to Australia in 2001. The programme’s […]

Books and hype: from Wolf Hall to Fifty Shades of Grey

Last night, while feeding my newborn baby at 3.30am, I finally finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I feel quite relieved in a way, as it’s been a long time coming. I bought the book when it first won the Man Booker prize in 2009. Everyone was […]

The end of the bookshop?

Today I drove with my baby to a local, independent bookshop which is also a coffee shop. There is a cafe at the end of my street, but I preferred to go to the effort of driving to this specific place because I love the atmosphere […]