Tag Archives: Aussie Author Challenge

Me and other Aussie authors

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve got less than 12 hours to complete the Aussie Authors Challenge I signed up for in 2011. I aimed for the ‘True Blue’ category of reading and reviewing 12 books by at least nine … Continue reading

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Book review: Labyrinth of Drowning

I recently completed several book reviews for Sisters in Crime, the first of which was by award winning author Alex Palmer. Speaking of awards, my novel The Half-Child is in the running in this year’s Davitt Awards and has been nominated … Continue reading

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Book review: Chasing Odysseus

Sulari Gentill’s first book A Few Right Thinking Men recently made the regional shortlist in the category South East Asia and Pacific Best First Book for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. This is a wonderful achievement for Sulari and a … Continue reading

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Book review: Fall Girl

I’ve written elsewhere about how one of the great perks of being a published author is access to free books, and being on a panel at a writers’ festival generally triggers an influx. In preparation for the Writers at the … Continue reading

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Book review: Out of the Black Land

Out of the Black Land, Kerry Greenwood’s first foray into ancient Egypt, also the first offering from new kids on the publishing block Clan Destine Press, is a sexy and sensational read, peopled with engaging characters in exquisite, exotic settings. The book … Continue reading

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Book review: Sustenance

Simone Lazaroo’s first three novels all won the WA Premier’s prize for fiction and I wouldn’t be surprised if Sustenance continues her perfect strike rate. Beautifully crafted, satirical and poignant, Sustenance strikes the perfect balance, being a character-driven novel with … Continue reading

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Aussie Author Challenge

As the year 2010 nears its end, I’ve just learned about the annual Aussie Author Challenge, a terrific initiative designed to encourage people to read more works by Australian authors. As an Australian author, I can only support such an … Continue reading

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