Writing

The Anchor That Is Writing: A guest post on the Louise J Allan website

My essay 'the anchor that is writing' was featured over on the website of a wonderfully supportive fellow Australian writer Louise J Allen who will soon have her debut novel released into the wild (Jan 2018). 

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AWW2015, Guest Posts

Guest Post: Fiona McArthur on midwifery and storytelling

Today on the blog, Australian author and midwife Fiona McArthur stops by to chat about how her midwifery background has influenced her storytelling. My review for The Homestead Girls was posted here yesterday. Hi Lauren, lovely to be here on The Australian Bookshelf to celebrate the release of The Homestead Girls. You asked me ‘how… Continue reading Guest Post: Fiona McArthur on midwifery and storytelling

AWW2015, Book reviews

Aussie Book Review: Leap by Myfanwy Jones

Leap by Myfanwy Jones Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Allen & Unwin, May 2015  Synopsis- A few weeks after finishing their final exams high school sweethearts have an argument at a party. Joe wants to go - Jen begs him to stay. They fight in the corridor, following their usual script, and then he… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Leap by Myfanwy Jones

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Aussie Book Review: The Falls by Cathryn Hein

  The Falls by Cathryn Hein Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Penguin Random House, April 2015  Synopsis- For as long as she can remember, Teagan Bliss has wanted to manage her family's property. She's invested everything in the farm, knowing that when her parents retire she'll be ready to take the reins. But when… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Falls by Cathryn Hein

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Aussie Book Review: Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar

Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Penguin Random House, March 2015  Synopsis- Unlucky-in-love zoologist Zoe King has given up on men. Moving from Sydney to take up an exciting new role in marine science in the small sugar town of Kiawa is a welcome fresh start. Zoe is immediately charmed… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Turtle Reef by Jennifer Scoullar

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Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2015 #AWW2015

This will be my fourth year participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge and I really think its done a great job at raising awareness about the gender bias in reviewing of books by Australian women writers. It's helped to make me more mindful of what books I pick up and who they are written… Continue reading Australian Women Writer’s Challenge 2015 #AWW2015

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Aussie Book Review: The Lace Balcony by Johanna Nicholls

  The Lace Balcony by Johanna Nicholls Paperback Review copy provided by publisher Simon & Schuster, August, 2014  Synopsis- Vianna Francis, known in the colony as 'The Sydney Venus', is a notorious young mistress in keeping to a former gentleman convict, who uses her to entice wealthy men to his gaming tables. A woman of… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Lace Balcony by Johanna Nicholls

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Aussie Book Review: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth Paperback TBR pile Random House, 2012  Synopsis- An utterly captivating reinvention of the Rapunzel fairytale weaved together with the scandalous life of one of the tale's first tellers, Charlotte-Rose de la Force. Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV,… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

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Aussie Book Review: The Russian Tapestry by Banafsheh Serov

The Russian Tapestry by Banafsheh Serov Paperback Review copy provided by publisher/ DMCPR Media Hachette, August 2013 Synopsis- A captivating tale of struggle, loyalty and love, inspired by a true story From St Petersburg, 1913, to Estonia, 1919, and beyond, THE RUSSIAN TAPESTRY spans wars, revolution and friendships that will grow as strong as the… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: The Russian Tapestry by Banafsheh Serov

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Aussie Book Review: High Stakes by Robin Thomas

 High Stakes by Robin Thomas ebook (novella) Review copy provided by publisher Escape Publishing, February 2013  Synopsis- Kate Higgins is an ambitious 24 year old, whose goal is to climb the corporate ladder. Emotional entanglements just aren’t on her wish list. When her boss, Shelley, tells her she is in line for a promotion, Kate… Continue reading Aussie Book Review: High Stakes by Robin Thomas