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The way of dog – book review

… for this story is LOUDit’s made to be growled to be bellowed and roared to befreed from your jaws to travel Wind-wide and find those ears andsouls all waiting. I adored this middle-grade verse novel, The way of dog, by Zana Fraillon. It’s told from the perspective of Scruffity, a dog born in a…

27 May 2022 | Adult Fiction

In conversation with Hanya Yanagihara

I went out with my bookclub one night this week to hear American author Hanya Yanagihara in conversation with writer Benjamin Law at the Capitol Theatre, part of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Yanagihara is the author of three novels, and she was here in Australia to discuss her third novel, To Paradise. This is a…

6 May 2022 | Uncategorised

Ovarian cancer day

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, is world ovarian cancer day. It’s appropriate timing – one of my closest friends, Leane, mother of three daughters, has just passed her five-year anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. You can learn more about the wonderful Leane and her story in the video above – Leane has worked tirelessly to…

29 April 2022 | Writing, Young Adult Fiction

Immersion into other worlds

I’m not back into writing yet – I still need to conserve my energy after getting Covid almost six weeks ago. I’m back into my editing work and am edging my way back to writing by immersing myself into research for my third book. This book for young adults has a fairy-tale theme, and I’ve…