Dianne Blacklock Talks ‘The Secret Ingredient’. Novel #8.

It's always great to 'meet'  authors and take a peek into what they are creating. I read very widely so for those of you following my blog while I have my fair share of rural literature authors to visit there are so many wonderful books out there it seems a pity to constrain this site to just one [...]

By | October 11th, 2011|A WRITERS LIFE, General, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cathryn Hein & the power of stories.

A big welcome to Cathryn Hein who joins us to chat about writing rural romance. Born in South Australia's rural south-east Cathryn's debut novel, Promises was released last month. She hails from a family of jockeys and admits to growing up horse mad. Now living in Newcastle Cathryn writes full-time.   As a writer of rural romance do you feel constricted by the tag [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|A WRITERS LIFE, General|0 Comments

Romancing the written word-Fiona Palmer.

It's Spring which means it's time to throw off the heavy clothes and start enjoying the balmy weather, barbeques with family and friends and weddings!  At this time of year it seems appropriate to be talking romance.... Over the next 10 days two rural romance authors join us to talk writing, inspiration and creating within [...]

By | September 25th, 2011|A WRITERS LIFE, General, Inspiration|0 Comments

Mary Groves talks about life in the Territory.

Welcome to Mary Groves author of the bush memoir An Outback Life. In keeping with the rise of rural literature in Australia, Mary found her work quickly taken up for publication and like many authors (albeit non-fiction in Mary's case) working within the genre, she is appreciative of the renewed interest in all things rural. I [...]

By | August 7th, 2011|General|3 Comments

Peter Yeldham – The Writer’s Writer.

If you haven't heard of Peter Yeldham, read one of his wonderful novels or watched one of his adaptations for television, then I can only say you are really missing something. Yes, I'm a die-hard fan and proud of it!  His latest novel is Glory, a brief synopsis of which is provided following  the Q & A. Enjoy. [...]

By | July 10th, 2011|General|0 Comments

The Ancient’s Take On Weather

Welcome to Elisabeth Storrs. Some of you may recall my mentioning her debut novel The Wedding Shroud earlier in the year. It's both a fascinating and enjoyable read and with a shared interest in the Ancient World I was delighted when Elisabeth agreed to blog on my site. She has just returned from Turkey and amidst her [...]

By | June 20th, 2011|General|0 Comments

European Royal Courts, war and love… non-fiction at its rawest.

Margaret Reid is the author of Under The Linden Tree. A novice writer, she spent twenty years researching her husband's remarkably challenging  life. I had the privilege of meeting the Reid's in March and thank both Margaret and her husband Rudi for joining me online. The synopsis of Under the Linden Tree: This is the life story of [...]

By | June 7th, 2011|General|0 Comments

Alison Booth – Stepping Between Worlds

It’s a great pleasure to be writing a guest blog for Nicole Alexander. Thank you so much, Nicole, for the invitation to enter your virtual world. In a way I feel as if I’ve already met you. This is not only from reading your two wonderful books but also because of our shared experience of [...]

By | May 9th, 2011|General|0 Comments

April’s guest blogger writes ‘Romantic Suspense’.

Welcome to Bronwyn Parry who hails from the tablelands region about five hours east of me. Despite the distance I guess we could be classed as local authors as we both reside in the area known as the north-west slopes and plains, although I'm in pancake flat country and Bronwyn enjoys undulating hills and distinct seasons. Although we [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|General|0 Comments

The Compulsive Confessor from California.

Rachael Herron author of Lucy's Kiss out April 1st explains why she is a confessor. I'm a compulsive confessor.  Which isn't to say I don't want to keep secrets. I do. I plan to keep secrets all the time. It would be a lot easier not to tell my sister that I sideswiped a fire [...]

By | March 22nd, 2011|General|0 Comments
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