I have such a huge pile of books to review and it feels a little overwhelming … but I feel like I’m making headway. They’ve
irony1 /ˈʌɪrəni/ 2. a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often wryly amusing as a
Dear unpublished self of 24 May 2013, who just wrote this gushy Facebook post: You’ve taken on an ambitious project, and I’m proud of you.
Dear Unpublished Alli, You have just embarked on a journey that will take you to incredible places in your mind, heart and soul; you will
For two years I was part owner and editorial director of a small press. It’s tough out there and while it wasn’t for me in
Dear little Maya, I see you there, in the dark old lounge room at Tantanoola, running your little finger along the bookshelf. Will it be
Hey Unpublished Helen, You’ve just finished high school and are about to go to uni… A turbulent time for anyone, but… right now, you’re in
How many books do you take with you when you go on holiday? That’s the question I’m pondering as I’m packing my bags for my
Have you ever tried acting out a scene when you’re stuck on a word, description, action, body placement or piece of dialogue? Confession: I have.
Dear Unpublished Leisl Leighton, So, what do you need to know about the journey ahead? I don’t know that there’s anything I can tell you
What kind of child was I? That’s the question I asked while discussing character concepts for my picture book Alexandra Rose and Her Icy-Cold Toes, which
Dear Unpublished Cheryl Well. It’s been a journey, hasn’t it? From writing those silly little high school newsletters for your own group of friends, to
Dear Unpublished Renée, Let’s go way back in time to the end of high school. Back then, when the idea of being a published author
Dear Unpublished Natasha, Okay, let’s knock one thing on the head up front. Your first book will not win the Booker Prize. In fact, you
Last week I signed a publishing contract and received an agent rejection the same day. On the scale of things, the balance is tipped in
“I don’t think this novel is working for me.” My husband and I were having our afternoon coffee and chat when I blurted this nugget