SA Woman Australia Awards Finalist!

Have you ever been recognised for what you do in the world by being selected as a finalist in an award? I remember all the points in my life where this has happened, from winning a book for a story I wrote in Children’s Book Week when I was 5 years old, to the many…

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Five Minutes with Robyn Bavati #LoveAusAuthors

Robyn Bavati writes fiction primarily for readers aged 12-15. She says there are probably three reasons for why she chooses to write for this age group. The first is that she remembers herself at age 12, 13, and 14, and at that time (in the early 70’s) there was no such thing as YA fiction,…

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Five Minutes with Felicity Banks #LoveAusAuthors

Author Felicity Banks says that almost everything she write involves magic, because she gets bored otherwise (or disturbed, if she writes crime or horror). ‘I also write steampunk, because a friend of mine did cool stuff like steampunking a teddy bear and I was slowly drawn into the whole scene. Now I own five corsets.…

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The Australian Bookish Shop Updates!

We have been very busy at The Australian Bookish Shop and I have been growing our list of Australian books and bookish gifts, as well as working behind the scenes to set up our charity programme and add Afterpay to our payment options. Of course, I have also been researching and continuing to write my…

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Five Minutes with Nadia King #LoveAusAuthors

Nadia King says she tends to write about things that upset her. She sometimes writes because she wants to see if she can make herself and her readers uncomfortable and enjoys writing about fascinating historical events. Her first book, a young adult novella titled Jenna’s Truth, was written when she learned about the death of…

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Five Minutes with Michelle Saftich #LoveAusAuthors

Michelle Saftich writes books about family, resilience and hope, with psychological and paranormal themes in her more recent works. Born and raised in Brisbane, she studied a Bachelor of Communications/Journalism Degree at QUT and worked in newspapers for about 13 years, as both a journalist and sub-editor. She is married, with two teenaged sons, a…

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