Publishing News!

As I write this, the door propped open, birds singing in spring rain, I am filled with joy and excitement to announce that my debut middle-grade novel – an Australian historical fiction time-slip adventure, set at Mt Buffalo, inspired by and featuring Guide Alice Manfield – will be published by Riveted Press/Yellow Brick Books, in…

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Five Minutes with Julie Murphy #LoveAusAuthors

Julie Murphy writes about animals in her work, because she loves them. As a shy child, she says she felt more comfortable around animals than people, but ironically, she grew up in Housing Commission flats in Melbourne, where she wasn’t allowed to have cats or dogs. She did have a pet budgie called Pierre. The…

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Five Minutes with Gillian Polack #LoveAusAuthors

Gillian Polack was born and brought up in Melbourne. She hasn’t lived there since she was 21, but still feels as if Melbourne is home, saying she’s from Melbourne and returns there whenever she can. When it comes to her writing, she says the ‘small things of everyone’s lives,’ were always going to be part…

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Five Minutes with Catherine Rull #LoveAusAuthors

Catherine Rull writes humour into all of her books, regardless of the genre: women’s fiction, contemporary romantic comedies, paranormal romance and young adult. She says she has always enjoyed clever banter, and appreciated imperfect characters. ‘I love writing series, because I love following the lives of my characters beyond one book.’ Catherine reads for fun,…

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Five Minutes with Donna van Loenen #LoveAusAuthors

Donna van Loenen says she writes only when she is inspired do so. She has more unfinished stories than finished ones, but finds writing groups bring out the best in her, due to the deadlines, and the inspiration to flesh out an idea for a storyline to share in group. In her non-fiction writing, which…

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Five Minutes with Anna Featherstone #LoveAusAuthors

Anna Featherstone writes about things that make her ‘happy, curious, furious and tingly’. She says she likes to dive in and research information, because it helps her clarify things in her own mind and make sense of the world. She also says that it’s a challenge and it’s fun and it’s more comfortable than running…

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