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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Five Minutes with Laurie Bell #LoveAusAuthors

Laurie Bell writes MG and YA for girls. She believes children should feel like they can try anything, and in her stories, young girls and women take charge, find their inner strength, and become the hero. ‘In my books, girls and women don’t rely on others to save them. They save themselves and everyone else.…

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Five Minutes with A.L Tait #LoveAusAuthors

Allison Tait, or A.L Tait, as she is well-known as in the kidlit world, says she writes adventure stories because she is the least adventurous person she knows. ‘I like to send my characters to climb mountains, ford streams and generally get themselves into (and out of) trouble so I don’t have to do it.’…

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Five Minutes with Susanne Gervay #LoveAusAuthors

Susanne Gervay is a passionate advocate of literacy. She is an Ambassador for ‘Room to Read’, bringing literacy to more than 20 million children in Asia and Africa; a Role Model and on the committee for Books in Homes, which has brought nearly 3 million books to disadvantaged and indigenous children; and a Reading ambassador…

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