Behind the Pen – A Few of my Favourites with Laura Bloom

After enjoying The Women and The Girls so much, it gives me great pleasure to welcome the author, Laura Bloom, to Behind the Pen to share with us a few of her favourites. Over to you Laura, what is your favourite…and why… Character from one of your books? Carol, from The Women and The Girls … Continue reading Behind the Pen – A Few of my Favourites with Laura Bloom

Author Talks: Sue Williams on discovering two remarkable friends and their shared story of changing the world, one patient at a time

I first met Australian icon Dr Catherine Hamlin when I went travelling in Ethiopia at the end of 2017. I spent a few days at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital talking to her for a magazine article, and learning about her tremendous work caring for girls and women who were suffering debilitating childbirth injuries, and … Continue reading Author Talks: Sue Williams on discovering two remarkable friends and their shared story of changing the world, one patient at a time

Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration

One of the most-asked questions of authors is ‘What inspired you to write this book?’ Some authors hate this question; others don’t. I fall into the latter camp. What inspired me to write Wherever You Go is something I’m passionate about. I could talk about it endlessly and I do, which sometimes earns me a … Continue reading Author Talks: Monique Mulligan on Nurturing the Seeds of Inspiration

Author Talks: Christie Nieman on Using Place to Find Your Stories

Place is where I find my stories. Start with a place, I recommend to young writers, and you will find stories, from the journeys of a tiny beetle to the machinations of an elderly patriarch. I forgot about all that though, when soon after my first novel As Stars Fall was released I had children … Continue reading Author Talks: Christie Nieman on Using Place to Find Your Stories

Author Talks: Josephine Moon – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Love

Love stories are never my first line of narrative in a novel (with the exception of perhaps The Chocolate Promise) but play a secondary, supporting storyline. I knew that my main character of The Cake Maker’s Wish, Olivia Kent, would have a love interest but that was as much as I knew when I began … Continue reading Author Talks: Josephine Moon – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Love