Five Minutes with HM Waugh #LoveAusAuthors

HM (Heather) Waugh is an author, educator and environmental scientist. Her debut book for middle readers, The Lost Stone of SkyCity, was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award, and her YA novel, Evacuation Road is a CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2022 Notable. She has signed a two-book deal with Allen & Unwin for a…

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Five Minutes with Denis Dragovic #LoveAusAuthors

Author Denis Dragovic, has written a vast range of works, including an academic book, chapters within books and journal articles, a literary non-fiction book, as well as a piece in Meanjin; and opinion pieces in newspapers. In all of his writing, he aims to bridge the divide between academics, policy makers and the general public.…

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Five Minutes with Sue Parritt #LoveAusAuthors

Sue Parritt always writes with a cause in mind and weaves real issues with her fictional characters and their lives. Her first Speculative Fiction trilogy – Sannah and the Pilgrim, Pia and the Skyman and The Skylines Alliance, (Odyssey Books, 2014-16) – was a response to the Australian government’s harsh treatment of refugees and inaction…

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Nature Sings

There are many reasons why human beings find nature to be a remedy for anxiety and depression and low mood. When you feel lost, or stifled, or angry, or upset, it’s often nature that brings you back to yourself, back to a place where you can continue to function. And it’s not just something you…

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Build a Wall

When all is harsh too loud, too much, too terrible, too sad… Build yourself a wall with sand and water Immerse your skin in salty sea Bathe in rays of sunshine gold Lie beside yourself expanding into endless horizons Feel the pull of tide And Moon And time Let go, be still, be free

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