My MC D’Alton
Michelle Somers is a bookworm from way back. An ex-Kiwi who now calls Australia home, she’s a professional killer and matchmaker, a storyteller and a romantic. Words are her power and her passion. Her heroes and heroines always get their happy ever after, but she’ll put them through one hell of a journey to get there. Continue reading “Interview with Author Michelle Somers”
by D.D. Line
Psst! Come closer. Closer! I have a confession. Two actually.
Sometimes I hear voices. Male, female, heavily accented tones from abroad, laconic Aussie timbres, booming shouts, and persistent whispers of those who have confessions of their own. The one thing they have in common – they want me to tell their story. And they want me to tell it now. Once I listen, and scribe their tale, those demanding voices fade.
Sooner or later though, another voice takes their place. Continue reading “CONFESSIONS OF AN ASPIRING WRITER”
Born in Zimbabwe, T.M. Clark completed her primary school years at boarding school in Bulawayo, but on weekends and holidays, her time was spent exploring their family ranch in Nyamandhlovu, normally on the back of her horse. After her father died, the family of 5 women moved to Kokstad, a rural town at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, where she lived in the boarding school hostel as her home.
She began writing fiction when she moved to the UK while being a stay at home mum to her two sons. Now living on a small island near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, T.M. Clark combines her passion for storytelling, different cultures and wildlife with her love for the wilder places. Continue reading “Meeting T.M. Clark! An Interview with MC D’Alton”
Kate Kelsen has received recognition from literary awards and competitions around Australia, including the Cancer Council Literary Awards, Alan Marshall Short Story Award, and Warrambucca Books Spooky But True Competition. At twenty-one years of age Kate published her debut novel The Wilted Rose, a novel inspired by the true story of a Brisbane family’s experience with mental illness during the 1960s. Guests at the book launch included representatives from various community groups associated with the book’s subject matter, including mental health organisations and local historical societies. Continue reading “An Interview with Author Kate Kelsen”
by MC D’Alton
Megan is a Melbourne-based writer who likes fiction with a dash of family intrigue, a sprinkling of comedy and a spoonful of romance.
Mum to three kids under seven, she writes around her own chaotic family life, as well as teaching and working in public relations. Generally, all these activities are fueled by copious amounts of coffee and most of her writing takes place in her local coffee shop staffed with extremely supportive baristas. Continue reading “The Things We Leave Unsaid – An Interview with Author Megan Mayfair”
By MC D’Alton
Born and raised in Toowoomba, Susanne is an Australian author of contemporary and rural romances set in Australia and exotic locations. She adores travel with her husband, both at home and overseas, and weaves stories around the settings and people she encounters. Her Outback series, Hearts of the Outback was inspired by her time teaching in far north-west Queensland.
Her heroes have to be pretty special to live up to her real life hero. He saved her life then married her. They live on the edge of the Range with their German Shepherd, Freya. In another life, Susanne was a senior English and Drama teacher with a passion for Shakespeare and creative writing, but now her two children have flown the coop, she writes full time. Continue reading “Starting Over – An Interview with Author Susanne Bellamy”
by Melanie Page
I write for pleasure… so am I a professional?
It is one of those esoteric questions (aka how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?). Should I consider myself a professional writer, or am I an amateur?
Amateur is easy – they don’t get paid, and they do it for the love of the thing. But some amateurs get sponsorship… the edges get fuzzy very quickly.
To be a professional is not just to get paid. A professional (according to one dictionary) engages is the specified activity as their main occupation. Well, in that sense, I am definitely an amateur writer. I spend most of my time trying to get teenagers to write… might as well push a boulder uphill like that ancient Greek guy. Continue reading “Just call me Sisyphus”