Books now on Kindle

Come Back to Me and Shallow Breath now available on Kindle in the US and UK.

Congratulations Amanda Barrett!

Congratulations Amanda Barrett!

Many congratulations to Amanda Barrett, winner of our Writers Ask Writers ten-book giveaway and Jennifer Saunders tickets! Many thanks to all who entered, and wishing you all a very Happy Easter! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet


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Writers Ask Writers Mother’s Day Australia giveaway!

I’m delighted to have teamed up with my Writers Ask Writers friends, Annabel Smith, Amanda Curtin, Dawn Barker and Emma Chapman, to bring you the mother of all giveaways – an eight-book bonanza which contains each of our latest novels plus a book we would choose to give to our mum for Mother’s Day. You […]


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Hello Jenn J McLeod! Read all about Jenn’s latest book Simmering Season, and win a copy here!

Jenn J McLeod’s debut novel  House for All Seasons reached No. 5 on the Nielsen Bookscan list of bestselling debuts of 2013.  Her success is all the more lovely to watch as she is a particularly gregarious and generous writer and blogger, as I found out when she interviewed me on her blog some time […]


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Hello Anita Heiss! Celebrating the launch of TIDDAS, and your chance to win a copy!

Anita Heiss is a powerhouse in Australian literature, and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales. She has written numerous fiction and non-fiction books, and her autobiography Am I Black Enough For You was a finalist in the 2012 Human Rights Awards. If you follow Anita via Facebook or Twitter […]


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Hopping on the blog: writing plans and processes

Last week Natasha Lester kindly invited me to take part in a blog hop on writing processes. Natasha is the author of two brilliant works of fiction – What is Left Over, After and If I Should Lose You – and teaches writing at UWA Extension and the new Writers Centre which has recently opened […]


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URGENT: Have your say on the WA shark cull

Wherever you live, over the next few days you have the opportunity to make your voice heard about the shark baiting that’s happening in my little corner of the world. Colin Barnett, the WA Premier, has been quoted in the last 48 hours as saying he believes the silent majority are for the cull. If […]


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Short story release – From the Indie Side

Last year, a succession of stars aligned. I met a warm and enthusiastic author and reviewer, Susan May, who had kindly attended one of my speaking events. As we began chatting it became clear we were both very interested in the changing nature of the industry, and a friendship blossomed. When I mentioned my admiration […]


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WIN a copy of Shallow Breath on the Australia Day book hop!

It’s the Australia Day blog hop! Last year I wrote a piece for Random House on what Australia Day had come to mean to me. However, this year, I feel increasingly unsettled about where Australia is heading. I’m referring to the plans for coal mining/dredging/dumping around the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, and small communities […]


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AWW Challenge 2013 wrap-up

At the beginning of last year I signed up for the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge. This fantastic challenge began in 2012, and was devised by Elizabeth Lhuede to focus attention on literary works by Australian women. You can read all about the background here. I entered at the middle level – Miles – which […]


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Writers Ask Writers: Tools of the Trade

This month we’re focusing on which tools we find essential in our writing life. In addition to the usual Writers Ask Writers group, it’s a pleasure to welcome Angela Savage, prize-winning Melbourne crime writer and author of three novels, most recently The Dying Beach, as our guest contributor. Thanks for playing, Angela!   Tools of […]


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Writers Ask Writers – OCTOBER’S 12 BOOK GIVEAWAY!

This month, if you live in Australia we are offering you the chance to win 12 BOOKS in our latest and greatest giveaway!! In addition to copies of our latest novels we have each added to the pile one book that inspired our work. Alongside Shallow Breath, I’ve chosen The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. […]


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