Recommended Kickstarter: The Creature Court

It’s my week for writing about writers I love. Today it’s Tansy Rayner Roberts and her Creature Court series. Power and Majesty, The Shattered City and Reign of Beasts are a remarkable, richly realised, unpredictable and deeply satisfying dark fantasy trilogy about ancient battles, strange festivals, and shape shifters who can turn into one big beast or dozens of littler […]

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Five Questions for Charlie Raven

Today,  Charlie Raven answers five questions about her new book: Charlie Raven 1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title? It’s called The Compact. The title just popped into my mind about halfway through the process of writing it. It came about because one of the themes of the story is the […]

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Interview: Tansy Rayner Roberts and Belladonna University

My longtime readers know that I’ve loved Tansy Rayner Roberts’ work for years, from her Creature Court series through to the crime cosies set in Hobart that she writes as Livia Day and the delightful Castle Charming series. When I discovered she had a Patreon account, I rushed on in to pay $3 a month to read new work as […]

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A Tale of Two Conferences

I spent the middle of August in Queensland. Respite from Melbourne’s very chilly winter was a bonus but not the purpose. Instead, I was attending my first ever Romance Writers of Australia conference, and then loitering a little longer so I could join Tim on the Sunshine Coast for his conference with the Australian Society of Travel Writers. And then […]

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Quintette of Questions: Atlin Merrick

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with: Atlin Merrick 1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title? The Night They Met came out 30 December 2015 and, as it was inspired by and follows The Day They Met, the title was rather forehead-slappingly obvious. Seriously, I slapped my forehead. […]

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Writing short stories vs novels by Amanda Pillar

This week, Amanda Pillar is my guest! Amanda’s new novel, Graced, has just been released, but she’s  written mainly short stories until now.  Today she talks about the difference between the two. I began writing back to front. Rather than tackle the shorter and more attainable short story, I started with a novel. I spent hours tapping away at my […]

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