Finally, the news I’ve been bursting to share with everyone…
I thought I’d write this post to help demystify the female thought process somewhat.
A list of some of the brilliant books that are being released in the first quarter of this year.
From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves. Travelling between lush gardens in France, windswept coastlines of Tasmania, to Tuscan hillsides and beyond, The Midsummer Garden lures the reader on an unforgettable culinary and botanical journey. 1487 Artemisia is young to be in charge of the kitchens at Chateau de BoschaudContinue reading “Writing advice, research tips and how to fight creative self doubt: An interview with Kirsty Manning.”
July 18 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. Two years (and two children) ago I went to listen to Susannah Fullerton speak in the Blue Mountains. Susannah is a literary lecturer, author, and President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. Her wealth of knowledge about all things Jane and the regency period is incredible and it is an absolute joy to hear her speak.
This has been a valuable lesson in what I am capable of, even from the depths of exhaustion. If I write, something eventually will come out of it.
My problem with the book isn’t the writing, or the pictures, or the story. It’s a tiny detail, so small to be of almost no significance, but it is wrong and it bugs me like you wouldn’t believe.
‘Australian history… is full of surprises, and adventures, and incongruities, and contradictions, and incredibilities; but they are all true, they all happened.’ Mark Twain
What do you talk about in letters that your correspondent hasn’t already seen on your Facebook page or on that of your mutual friends? You can’t actually share news via letter anymore, and because of that, that the letter loses something of its magic.
I recently finished reading Songlines, the first Young Adult book I’ve read in a long time. It’s a genre that I’ve always loved, and conveniently I have younger siblings who quit that age group much more recently than I did to keep me abreast of what’s good in the YA field. Like everything though, IContinue reading “Author Interview: Carolyn Denham on her debut novel Songlines”