Author Talks: Kirsty Manning on Discovering hidden jewels through research

A little over three years ago I was in the final stages of researching and writing my last novel set in Shanghai in World War Two—The Jade Lily—when I stumbled across an extraordinary newspaper article that completely knocked me off track. It was a review of an exhibition of 500 priceless pieces of Elizabethan and … Continue reading Author Talks: Kirsty Manning on Discovering hidden jewels through research

Author Talks: Karly Lane on the Importance of Women in Agriculture

One of my very first attempts at writing was a book titled the Cattleman’s Runaway Bride. When I began writing, I only had Mills and Boon in mind to submit to because they were the only ones I had writing guidelines for… This was in the very early days of the internet! It was eventually … Continue reading Author Talks: Karly Lane on the Importance of Women in Agriculture

Author Talks: B. M. Carroll on Who were you at school? The shy one? The silly one? The social butterfly?

1980s, Cork, Ireland: I was definitely the quiet one at school. I lived in Blarney, a village located five miles outside Cork city, and my parents decided to send me to the ‘city’ for secondary school. A distance of five miles means nothing in Australia, but in Ireland it was quite significant at the time. … Continue reading Author Talks: B. M. Carroll on Who were you at school? The shy one? The silly one? The social butterfly?

#BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

The Deceptions... About the Book: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives built on lies and deceit. Prague, 1943. Taken from her … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Book Review: Budgerigar by Sarah Harris & Don Baker

Budgerigar: How a brave, chatty and colourful little Aussie bird stole the world's heart... About the Book: A curiosity of everything you ever wanted to know (or realised you never knew) about budgies. Budgies, budgies, budgies. Beautiful and cheeky, delightful and enchanting, wild or tamed budgerigars are Australia's gift to the bird world. They sing … Continue reading Book Review: Budgerigar by Sarah Harris & Don Baker