Book’d Out visit!

There are several reviewers blogs I religiously follow and  Book’d Out is one of them. I’m over chatting with Shelleyrae about what I do with books after I’ve read them. Come and join in the conversation for a chance to win a signed copy of Burning Lies. Find us at Later this week Shelleyrae will Continue reading

Flying visits!

I’m quite the social butterfly this month, flitting here, flitting there, flitting everywhere. Today I’m chatting with award winning Australian author, Nicole Alexander, about flying and why it’s such a wonderful career. Congratulations to Nicole on being named ‘The NSW 2012 Barwon Woman of the Year.’ She’s a great supporter of all things rural and is an ambassador for Continue reading

The Joy of a Writing Residency

Joining me today is Australian rural romance author, Jennifer Scoullar. We’re release month buddies with Brumby’s Run hitting the shelve in July. Jenny and I have both been fortunate enough to spend some time at Varuna, The Writers’ House which is a wonderful place to write in the Blue Mountains. If the words won’t flow Continue reading

Library Lovers

This morning a dedicated band of readers braved the rain and wind in Cairns to visit Smithfield library for a  National Year of Reading author chat with me. Thanks to Sivan and her team of librarians (they are so different to the librarians who had me terrified into submission when I was a child!) for Continue reading

Silent Fear

Silent Fear is another page turner from Katherine Howell.  Detective Ella Marconi is back at work unravelling a complex crime involving brothels, drugs, and murder.  Holly, a paramedic, provides the other point of view for the story. It’s a good contrast between the conflicted paramedic and the dedicated detective. As usual the cast of characters Continue reading

The Fine Colour of Rust

This is a review for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. The Fine Colour of Rust by P.A. O’Reilly. The genre? I’ll call it contemporary fiction with humour – truckloads of it. When we first meet Loretta Boscovic she’s daydreaming about dumping her kids in an orphanage and riding off into the sunset with her dream Continue reading

Griffin’s Vengeance

Today’s guest is an author I’ve been crossing paths with since I joined RWA in 2005. It’s wonderful to welcome her to my blog so close to the release of her debut novel, Vengeance Born. Here’s our conversation! Release day is almost upon you! Congratulations, Kylie, it’s a wonderful achievement. Hi, Helene, and thank you Continue reading

A Stella read!

This year my To Be Read pile is already topping out at fifteen books and that’s before they’ve even been released. The first cab off the rank for 2012 is Lisa Heidke’s new book, STELLA MAKES GOOD. Lisa’s stopped by today for a chat. Enjoy! Lisa, congratulations! With the release of STELLA you now have Continue reading

Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge

Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge Keen on romance, fantasy, crime, YA, literary, mainstream women’s fiction? Contemporary or historical? Memoir, other nonfiction or poetry? Whatever your preference, whether you’re a fan of one genre or a devoted eclectic, the 2012 Australian Women Writers Book Reading & Reviewing Challenge invites you to celebrate Continue reading