Blog 2018-03-31T21:39:26+00:00

My Wheeler Centre Guest Post

In which I talk to the nice people at The Wheeler Centre about deadlines, dead ponies and derivative bush ballads written from deepest suburbia. I have ALWAYS wanted to do one of these Q&As. I [...]

What does being a new author feel like?

So far? Joyous. My friends and family are all super happy for me and it's too soon for any dubious reviews. Quite the opposite, including this very nice one in The West Australian. People have [...]

Invisible Women of Australian History

Today is yet another milestone: I've had an essay, titled Invisible Women, published in the excellent Inside Story magazine. Inside Story's contributor list reads like a Who's Who of quality Australian journalism, so I'm feeling [...]

Listen up…

Interviews tomorrow with three different radio stations: listen in after 4pm to Radio Northern Beaches (Sydney); after 4:45pm to ABC Broken Hill; or after 5:45 (WA time) to ABC Drive WA. Am also speaking on [...]

How to launch a book

Full confession: launching a book really is fun. And everyone is so nice! Over in Facebook land I've never had so many likes in my life. I went into Readings Carlton to sign some copies, [...]

Straight from the horse’s mouth

Spent publication day (April 2) just horsing around. But that said, the horse did say he enjoyed the book. And, now that the book is out in the world, I can only hope that others [...]

And so it begins…

Publication Day is Monday 2 April, although I'm not sure what it actually means, because nothing actually happens on the day. Some bookshops already have Elizabeth Macarthur on their shelves, others will no doubt get [...]

Waiting

What to do in the limbo between the book being out of the box, and the book being out in the world (or at least in bookshops)? It seems like a long three weeks until [...]

Regional bookshops going broke

I've been doing the rounds of my local independent bookshops, and although the shops are well-stocked, and often beautiful, the economic picture is not pretty. At each shop I have a good browse, buy a [...]

The Passengers by Eleanor Limprecht – Book Review

Eleanor Limprecht's latest novel is a delight, with compelling characters that kept me sitting up way past lights out. In The Passengers, Hannah and her grandmother Sarah are travelling, on a cruise ship, from San [...]