• Weekly check-in

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 Permalink

    I hope you’re all impressed because I published a gazillion posts last week and did a bit of reading on the side! Now I just need to get my act together on the freelance writing and income-earning front! 😉

  • Author interview with Claire Varley – The Bit in Between

    Friday, August 28, 2015 Permalink

    Today I’m pleased to introduce Claire Varley, whose debut novel hit Australian shelves earlier this month. Check out my review of The Bit in Between, if you missed it earlier in the week.

    As Claire has done a few other interviews about the publishing process (particularly around the fact her manuscript was discovered in a slush pile!), I focused on questions about her experience in the Solomon Islands – the setting of her book and a place which (presumably) inspired much of it.

  • Book review: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

    Thursday, August 27, 2015 Permalink

    There are rare occasions on which I underestimate my abilities. More often than not it’s about how much chocolate I can eat before feeling sick. Or the fact I can avoid seeing the dust build-up in my bathroom for weeks on end. But very occasionally I’m surprised by my attention span when it comes to topics I assume will not be of interest.

  • Book review: Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Permalink

    It’d been a while between Tony Hill / Carol Jordan drinks for me on the book front when Val McDermid’s 9th novel in the series arrived in my letterbox.

    I’m a huge fan of the series and was a lover of the TV show based on the series (though vaguely recall losing interest for some reason which now alludes me. Was there a change of characters? Or perhaps it just finished?). Anyhoo… I excitedly tuned in for the latest instalment and was (again) forced to change dinner plans so I could read the book in a night!

  • Weekly check-in

    Sunday, August 23, 2015 Permalink

    I’ve been slightly more productive than in recent weeks but possibly a little more disorganised at the same time. Am fairly sure I can count that as a win!

  • Book review: Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty

    Saturday, August 22, 2015 Permalink

    It may not surprise you to know that there appears to be no end to my ignorance. Though a self-professed lover of crime fiction (mysteries, thrillers, suspense novels, police procedurals etc) I continue to stumble across local authors with established repertoires and international reputations.

    I blame my pre-2014 antipathy towards Aussie books for this and am trying to look on the bright side…. I have a wealth of already-published reading fodder on which to feast! When I get time.