A Day in the Life of a Writer: Megan Blandford

. I have known Megan online for many years with our professions crossing paths in various freelance writing groups when I was writing articles. I also had the pleasure of meeting Megan a couple of years ago where we shared a coffee and some laughs. We in fact, don’t live that far from each other … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Kate Murdoch

. Kate Murdoch is an Australian author of historical fiction, whose debut novel, Stone Circle  (historical fantasy) was published in December 2017 and which was also shortlisted for the Chaucer Awards 2018 for pre-1750’s historical fiction. Her short-form fiction has been published in various literary journals in Australia, the UK, US, and Canada. Before her leap into … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Joanne Tracey

. I’m thrilled to have Joanne Tracey as a guest on A Day in the Life of a Writer this month. Jo is an Australian indie author of chick-lit and contemporary women’s fiction and has been a huge inspiration and mentor to me along my writing journey. Jo is a fantastic story-teller with her books … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Sarah Bailey

  . Welcome to another series of ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’. The series does exactly what it says. Each month we’ll tag along with an author as they plough through their day. It may be a day of writing, a day of editing, a day on a book tour, or just … Read more

Book Review: The Memories That Make Us

. The Memories That Make Us Author: Vanessa Carnevale Published: February 2018 Publisher: Harlequin My Rating: 5 / 5   After an accident leaves Gracie with severe amnesia, she’s forced to decide: live a life that is made up of other people’s memories of who she was, or start a new life on her own. … Read more

Q&A with Author Louise Allan

  Today I welcome to the blog, Author Louise Allan. Louise’s highly anticipated debut novel, The Sisters’ Song, was released earlier this month, to outstanding reviews (including my own!) I have been following Louise’s journey to publication for a while now, and she also graciously joined me here on the blog last year as part … Read more

Book Review: The Sisters’ Song

. The Sisters’ Song Author: Louise Allan Published: February 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5 / 5   Set in rural Tasmania over a span of seventy years, the strengths and flaws of motherhood are revealed through the mercurial relationship of these two very different sisters. The Sisters’ Song speaks of dreams, children … Read more

Book Review: Secrets Between Friends

Secrets Between Friends Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette My Rating: 4.5/5 Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion. But long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends.  Secrets Between Friends is a poignant story of romance, family dynamics and friendship from beloved Australian Storyteller Fiona … Read more

Book Review: The Tea Gardens

    . The Tea Gardens Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: 2017 Publisher: Penguin My Rating: 4.5/5 A lively dash of adventure. A sweet pinch of spice. A dangerous twist of passion. Spirited Doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With … Read more

A Day in the Life of a Writer: A.L. Tait

Today might be the final in the current ‘A Day in the Life of a Writer’ series, but we are finishing off with a bang. Please welcome A.L. Tait (aka Allison Tait) to the blog! I have been a long time fan of Allison since I started following her little blog many, many moons ago. … Read more