Tag Archives: surrogacy

Mother of Pearl to be published by Transit Lounge in 2019

I am absolutely delighted to share the news that my new novel, Mother of Pearl, will be published by Transit Lounge in July 2019. Mother of Pearl was written as part of my PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University, … Continue reading

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On location: IVF and hospital nursery

Some readers will know that the topic of my current work in progress (aka WIP) is commercial surrogacy between Australia and Thailand. Today’s fieldwork excursion took me to a hospital in downtown Bangkok, where I know local women acting as … Continue reading

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Review: e-baby

e-baby, a new play by Australian journalist and cartoonist Jane Cafarella, does a brilliant job of laying bare the complex issues involved in commercial surrogacy arrangements, even when, as in this story about Australian IM (‘intended mother’) and American surrogate, … Continue reading

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Author blog hop

It’s my pleasure today to participate in the Meet My Character blog hop tour at the invitation of my Text Publishing stablemate Anne Buist. Anne is a shocking overachiever. Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, she … Continue reading

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Surrogacy & The Night Ferry: Life imitating crime fiction

Last week, as I read Michael Robotham’s dark and gripping thriller The Night Ferry, another scandal came to light that made me wonder whether crime writers can ever hope keep pace with reality when it comes to the murky world of … Continue reading

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Review: Let Her Go

Dawn Barker’s novel Let Her Go is a psychological thriller about surrogacy and its consequences, set in contemporary Western Australia. Surrogacy is a hot topic, given the recent case of the WA couple who paid a Thai surrogate to have … Continue reading

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Baby Gammy Case Highlights Pitfalls of Surrogacy in Thailand

The baby Gammy case, which continues to make news headlines in Australia, raises issues germane to my PhD research on commercial surrogacy between Australia and Thailand. I have turned my reflections on the case into an article published by The Wheeler … Continue reading

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