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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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. [...]
This month the Writers Ask Writers group has tackled perhaps our most challenging question yet: Why do we write? One of my earliest attempts at ‘writing’ was an epic poem entitled ‘Susie and the Green Washing Machine’. I’m pretty sure I wrote it for the hell of it, because I felt like it, and I [...]
I have been a bit quiet lately, and it’s not just that I have been busy writing my new book. We welcomed our second daughter into the world just over two weeks ago, and I am a very proud and busy mum at the moment. I plan to spend the next few months focusing primarily [...]
Fiction writing is all about inhabiting other lives for a period of time, so for this month’s Writers Ask Writers we’ve put a twist on this concept to ask ourselves the question: If you could jump into the life of another author, past or present, for one day, who would it be and why? Joining [...]
For this month’s Writers Ask Writers blog we have decided to write about books that changed us – no small topic! We’re also delighted that Hannah Richell, author of the fabulous Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year, is our very first guest blogger. Thanks for joining us, Hannah! This list only touches the [...]
Some lovely news this week when the Davitt Awards long list was announced. Shallow Breath is on there alongside a record number of female crime and mystery authors. The awards are administered by Sisters in Crime Australia, and will be presented at the end of August. It’s a privilege to be mentioned among some very [...]
For this month’s Writers Ask Writers series we are answering a tricky question posed by a reader of Annabel Smith’s blog: How do you maintain interest in your project when you’re discouraged? Writing doesn’t get easier with time; every novel is a first novel. John le Carre For me, the hardest moment of [...]
I am delighted to be appearing on Annabel Smith’s blog today talking about one of my favourite works of fiction, Beloved by Toni Morrison. To read the piece in full, click here. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet
I write in the lounge room, in my bedroom, at the dining table, at the cafe, at the library, on the train, sitting outdoors, sitting indoors, swinging in the hammock, and very, very occasionally in my designated writing space, aka our study. The main reason for this being that the study is directly off our [...]
There are a range of special offers going on this weekend, online and offline, to celebrate Mother’s Day: Come Back to Me is FREE all weekend on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk for international readers. (Offer starts 12 am Pacific Standard Time on 11 May and ends 11.59 pm Pacific Standard Time on 12 May.) Shallow Breath [...]
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