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Category Archives: Australian Literature

Deborah Burrows – A Time of Secrets

On reading selfishly.   I’ve just finished reading Deborah Burrows’ A Time of Secrets, a novel that I picked up because…well…the cover caught my eye. So yes, I did judge a book … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Writers Festival in July

I’m pleased to announce that while I have resigned from my duties at Ballarat Writers this year, I’ve agreed to help out with publicity for the fantastic upcoming Death in July … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why I love Graeme Simsion

In October I had the good luck of meeting and Interviewing Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project. He was a guest of the Ballarat Writers for one of our … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

2013 Southern Cross Literary Comp

I’ve been working hard over the last few months to promote the Southern Cross Literary Comp. Please see the details below and share with anyone you think may be interested. … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Reading Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly’s How to make Gravy is not a book to read fast. Perhaps that’s why I went to the launch in 2010 and have only just finished reading it. … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Place as Character – Toni Jordan Nine Days

 I’ve seen Toni Jordan speak at quite a few events, and I was fortunate enough to hear her again towards the end of last year at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute. … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Mint Lawn – Gillian Mears

I have a confession to make. It has taken me 5 months to read Gillian Mears’ The Mint Lawn. In that time Mears has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again and I am busy trying to promote the 2012 Ballarat Writers and Illustrators Festival. With a swag of Australian children’s and young adult (CYA) … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Cops and Robbers – Writing Crime

I’m busy publicising Ballarat Writers next fantastic workshop and thought some of you may be interested – August 11 – Cops and Robbers; writing the perfect crime scene with Jarad … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

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