Five Minutes with Judith Michael #LoveAusAuthors

For author Judith Michael, writing is total immersion, especially if the genre is exciting. Of all the books she’s read and loved, it’s the speculative elements that are the most compelling to her. She loves the truly magical. ‘The ‘what ifs’ and the ‘just supposings’… the way the brain ignites with unforeseen ideas. I don’t…

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The Forevability Book Awards 2021

Have you written a book for children with a theme around disability, mental health, neurodiversity or chronic illness? Have a main character in your published book who lives with a mental or physical health condition or who is neurodiverse? Are you an author of an #ownvoices story who lives with a chronic condition, disability, or…

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Five Minutes with Karen Ginnane #LoveAusAuthors

Author Karen Ginnane writes historical fantasy that straddles young adult and middle-grade – that age when children are quickly becoming aware of themselves and the wider world. ‘I clearly remember the intensity of this age and how books were almost visceral experiences – so many ideas are encountered for the first time. This is an…

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5 Minutes with Kevin Klehr #LoveAusAuthors

Author Kevin Klehr writes across a broad range of themes and genres, but says he recently realised that all of his books feature relationship issues. He draws on his own 31-year relationship, to create his fictional stories, and says Urban Fantasy and Magic Realism are the best ways to describe most of his work. Kevin…

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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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