I was delighted to be invited recently by award-winning author and editor Irma Gold to contribute to a post on her blog about the joys and challenges of setting novels outside Australia, alongside two fabulous writers, Angela Meyer and Leah Kaminsky.
Here’s a taste of what I had to say on Irma’s blog:
My relationship with Asia started more than 30 years ago when, after working in France for a year as an au pair, I flew home to Melbourne via Bangkok. I thought I’d reached peak awe after Europe, but Bangkok blew me away. By the time I left France, I could pass for a local; however, that was never going to be the case in Thailand. Then as now, I was intrigued by the question of how to get by in a place where blending in isn’t an option…
You can read more of what Angela, Leah and I had to say here.
Oh, and as an added incentive, if you subscribe to Irma’s blog before 5 pm on Monday 22 April 2019, you go in the draw to win a book pack of Leah Kaminsky’s The Hollow Bones (signed), Angela Meyer’s A Superior Spectre and my own novel, The Dying Beach (signed). Australian residents only.