Category: thinking

Book Review – The Woolgrowers Companion by Joy Rhoades

Debut  Australian author, Joy Rhoades tells the story of a young woman who finds the strength to prevail through difficult economic and emotional times. Don’t we all want to read a story like that, especially when it so beautifully written?  (And the physical book is also gorgeous.)   It’s 1945 in New South Wales, Australia. The farming district is crippled…

January’s Author 18 feature – Anna Quinn: The Night Child

The first featured debut author of 2018 is Anna Quinn. This previous post tells you all about the Author 18 initiative. Anna’s book, The Night Child, was released this week by Blackstone Publishing.  The genre here is Psychological Literary Fiction. The Night Child is the story of Nora Brown, a young mother and high-school English teacher, whose unremembered childhood trauma…

Author 18 – Paying It Forward

I belong to a Facebook group called Author 18. (Made up of traditionally published debut novelists of 2018) I used to belong to 17  Scribes (when I thought my book was coming out last year hahaha) I was bumped to 2018 after some editorial delays (but rather a polished book than a slipshod, one, right?) And here we are with…

The Pantsters guide to NaNoWriMo2017

National Novel Writing Month is around the corner, people. (Strictly speaking it is InterNational Novel Writing month, but no alliteration is boring right?) You don’t need to be a writer to participate, but I can assure you that  you will be one afterward.  The point of NaNoWriMo is to get in a writing routine (because you are forced to) and …