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: Sonya Bates on the transition from Children’s Fiction to Crime Thriller

On first glance, children’s fiction doesn’t seem to have much in common with crime thrillers – in this case, a murder mystery with a dual timeline. And yet, that is the leap in genre that I made when I set out to write Inheritance of Secrets. I’d been writing children’s fiction for a few years … Continue reading Author Talks: Sonya Bates on the transition from Children’s Fiction to Crime Thriller

Author Talks: Tony Park on Getting the Research ‘Right’

One of the most enjoyable and challenging things about starting a new novel is learning about something you know absolutely nothing about. My next novel, Last Survivor, is, like many of my previous books, based on the fight against poaching in Africa. The difference in this book, however, is that instead of focussing on mega-fauna, … Continue reading Author Talks: Tony Park on Getting the Research ‘Right’

Book Review: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

By now, regular readers will have gotten wind that I'm a Shakespeare tragic. Combine this with my love of collecting beautiful books, and you get this: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is an elegant edition boasting the entire credited catalogue of William Shakespeare including 16 comedies, 10 histories, 12 tragedies, as well as all … Continue reading Book Review: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Behind the Pen with Angela Slatter – Restoration Blog Tour

Welcome to Behind the Pen, combined today with a series feature. For my part in the blog tour for Restoration, published by Hachette Australia, I am thrilled to be chatting with Brisbane author extraordinaire of the Verity Fassbinder series, Angela Slatter. Restoration Walking between the worlds has always been dangerous - but this time V's … Continue reading Behind the Pen with Angela Slatter – Restoration Blog Tour

Release Day: Revenge of the Corsairs – Heart of the Corsairs Book 2 by Elizabeth Ellen Carter

About Revenge of the Corsairs: Rescued after two years as a concubine in an Ottoman harem, former debutante Laura Cappleman faces a difficult journey back to normal life. As she travels to Palermo aboard Kit Hardacre’s ship, the Calliope, she is deeply traumatized – and pregnant by her kidnapper. Laura rejects the emotional support of … Continue reading Release Day: Revenge of the Corsairs – Heart of the Corsairs Book 2 by Elizabeth Ellen Carter