Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson explores female, familial relationships with poise in a contemporary Australian setting. Blurb: Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for convention. Stella has exciting dreams for the future. Margie has … Continue reading Book Review: Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson
I love supporting local talent. There are some inspirational Aussies out there! So I thought I would run through just a few creative Australian individuals, businesses and bookish groups that I think you should know about. Check out their websites, subscribe to their mailing lists, follow them on social media, browse through their stores, add … Continue reading 6 Amazingly Creative Aussies To Check Out This Year
A lot can change in a year, especially looking back to January 2017 and seeing how I've progressed. I used to find monthly writing recaps useful in tracking changes and accomplishments. This year I stopped writing those posts. They were getting increasingly difficult to write as my personal life evolved, so I found that sending … Continue reading 18 Bookish Facts About Me For 2018
We all know how special it feels to unwrap a book on Christmas, or on your birthday (or any day, really!). Giving any present to a loved one is a rewarding experience. Giving books is even better. Inspiring others with new stories is a pretty special thing. But buying books for others isn't easy. You … Continue reading The Secret To Giving The Best Books At Christmas
I've always loved books that challenge me; books that make me re-think the ordinary; books that teach me something about writing. Usually those are the books with strange narrative structure. By 'strange', I mean non-linear. Or maybe just told in an unexpected way. Books with time jumps, or multiple perspectives, or cross-mediums. Here are 7 … Continue reading 7 Books With Strange Narrative Structures
Good luck finding a bookworm who hasn't: given up on a book because it was boring or badly written given up on a book because it was good but they 'just weren't into it right now' forgotten about a book they thought was average and just never finished it It's common. And life is too … Continue reading 4 Books I Did Not Finish Reading (And Why I Want To DNF More Often)
I recently received my first book subscription box from Bookcase Australia! Bookcase Australia pick one Aussie book and a selection of locally-made goodies to send to their subscribers every quarter, which supports homegrown creatives from all over the country. The "Fateful Fantasy" book was Heart of Mist by debut fantasy author Helen Scheuerer, which I loved … Continue reading Unboxing “Fateful Fantasy” by Bookcase Australia!
I've been wanting to do a blog post talking about my childhood memories of books for a while. Then I came across the Childhood Book Tag! Originally created by River Moose-Reads, the tag was the perfect trip down memory lane. 1. First book you remember reading on your own? I remember sitting on my bedroom … Continue reading Childhood Book Tag
Having a social media presence isn't easy, especially when you're an introvert in the first place. But being part of the online writing and reading community doesn't have to be scary or tiring. Lots of modern advice for writers will stress the importance of having a blog, an author website, or being across social media … Continue reading 5 Social Media Tips For Introverted Writers And Readers
I've been thinking. This blog was supposed to be a place to explore my writing life from behind the scenes. But I want it to be so much more than that... So I've started a newsletter! You can subscribe right here, if you're already interested. (Yay!) Each newsletter will contain: Some of my writing secrets, … Continue reading Have You Signed Up To My Monthly Newsletter?