Books now on Kindle

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

A Jenn J McLeod GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of Season of Shadow and Light

Jenn J McLeod is releasing a new book just in time for Mother’s Day – and thanks to the lovely people at Simon & Schuster I have one copy to give away. Here’s the enticing blurb for Season of Shadow and Light:   When it seems everything Paige trusts is beginning to betray her, she leaves […]

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Hilary Mantel and Elizabeth Gilbert: Inspiration from the Perth Writers Festival 2015

The chance to hear Hilary Mantel and Elizabeth Gilbert speak at Perth Concert Hall were two of the hottest tickets at the Perth Writers Festival this year. I was entertained, enthralled and inspired by both, and their words will remain with me for some time. Here are a few of my favourite soundbites from each of […]

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Happy New Year, and my AWW 2014 wrap-up

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2015 has started well for you all. I’m feeling refreshed after a couple of restful weeks with my husband and daughters. It was as relaxing as life with a 5 year old and 1 year old gets! The second half of 2014 was hectic. I finished my novel, signed a […]

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Welcome, Nicole Alexander! Discover THE GREAT PLAINS and win a copy

I’m delighted to welcome Nicole Alexander to my blog this month. Nicole and I published our first novels at a similar time with the same publisher, Random House, in 2010, and since then Nicole has been a prolific writer – The Great Plains is her fifth novel! Nicole covers an astonishing breadth of topics in her books and […]

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Welcome, Annabel Smith! Discover THE ARK and win an e-copy

I’m delighted to welcome Annabel Smith onto my blog this month. Annabel is the author of the digital, interactive novel/app The Ark, and the novels Whisky Charlie Foxtrot and A New Map of the Universe (shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards). Her short fiction and non-fiction has been published in Southerly,Westerly, Wheeler Dailies and Junkee. I admire Annabel for all sorts […]

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Writers Ask Writers: Writing in the Digital Age

Today it’s my pleasure to help celebrate the release of Annabel Smith’s The Ark by joining in this group post on writing in the digital age. Annabel’s book is PERFECT for the digital age – a new invention of the epistolary form using emails and transcripts to tell the story of a group of people […]

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Yep, book 4 is in full draft form, with my agent, and we’re working on getting it into the wider world. Watch this space! If you want to know what it’s all about, here’s a preview: Georgia Turner has a secret – one that has isolated her from all those she loves. She is desperate […]

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Welcome to the blog, Favel Parrett! Read about Favel’s new release When the Night Comes, and win a copy

It’s an honour and a pleasure to welcome Favel Parrett to my blog this month. I’m sure that every single person who read Favel’s debut novel Past the Shallows has been eagerly awaiting her next publication.  Past the Shallows (shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, and winner of numerous other accolades) was set in a remote part […]

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Welcome Jaye Ford! Read about Jaye’s new release Already Dead, and win a copy

It’s a pleasure to welcome Jaye Ford to the blog this month. Jaye’s first novel, Beyond Fear, was published in 2011, and she is about to publish her fourth (yes, fourth!) book, Already Dead. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jaye’s answers to my questions, and I defy you not to want to pick up her book after you’ve […]

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Hello Dawn Barker! Introducing Dawn’s new book LET HER GO, and your chance to win a copy

Hello Dawn Barker! Introducing Dawn’s new book LET HER GO, and your chance to win a copy

Welcome to a very special July interview with fellow WA writer Dawn Barker. I first met Dawn at the Perth Writers Festival eighteen months ago when she had just published her debut novel Fractured. I thought I was doing well at the time, managing to write with one preschooler – but that’s nothing on Dawn, who produced […]

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Second novels, and a celebration

Last year I joined forces with five other authors to bring you a series of blog posts on different aspects of our writing lives. Today we’re teaming up again to celebrate the release of Dawn Barker’s new book, Let Her Go, and to talk about our experiences of writing second novels. Back in the days when […]

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