Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussies! In celebration I thought I’d share with you 15 YA Aussie authors that I highly recommend. There are many more than just 15 great authors in this country, but to keep this post from going on forever, I thought, since it’s 2015, I’d stick to 15 authors I … More 15 Must Read Australian Authors.
Release Date: December 1st 20014 Publisher: Walker Books Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other … More Review: Egg and Spoon By Gregory Maguire.
You can read episode one here. Episode two here. Episode three here. Episode four here. Episode five here. Episode six here, and episode seven here. My room is warm when we step inside, but not enough to stop my body trembling. “I’m sorry,” I say, turning to Oliver. “The rain was my fault.” The rain … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode Eight: The Shower Scene.
Release Date: 28th June 2010. Publisher: Text Publishing Australia. Source: Purchased. Synopsis from Text Publishing website: What do you do when you’re a billionaire, you’re thirteen and you’ve just discovered your family tree goes back a thousand years to a pact made by three brothers to carry three caskets to three secret locations and to … More Review: The Emerald Casket by Richard Newsome.
Hi Everyone, I’ve had a hectic week this week, especially the last few days. My sister got married yesterday and I was a bridesmaid, which means I didn’t get to write but I did get to wear a pretty dress and get my hair and make-up done, which was a treat for me because I … More A Writerly Update 58.
For the past few years I have joined in the Australian Women Writers Challenge, and I will be joining in again this year. If you don’t know the Australian Women Writers Challenge was started to help overcome the gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. Avid readers and book bloggers, both male … More Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015.
Writing time has been on my mind a lot lately. My kids are on holidays so I can’t write in my usual time slot. My routine – and I love sticking to a routine – is out of wack, which means I have to try extra hard to make time for writing or writing doesn’t … More Writing Tip Wednesday: On Writing Time.
I just realised it’s been about six weeks since I posted an episode of the Amberly Chronicles. Sorry about that, Decemeber was just too busy, but things should get back to normal now. If you haven’t read The Amberly Chronicles before, you can read episode one here, two here, there here, four here, five here … More The Amberly Chronicles Episode 7: The Lake Part Two.