Baybz Blog

Lisa Ireland – The Books That Made Me Want To Be A Writer

Lisa Ireland is a writer of contemporary romance and women’s fiction. She’s
fascinated by relationships of all kinds and her superpower is eavesdropping on
interesting conversations.
In 2014 Lisa was a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards in the
category of Best New Author, and the following year went on to be one of the top
ten debut fiction authors in Australia. Her rural romance, Feels Like Home, is an
Australian bestseller. Lisa’s fifth novel, The Art of Friendship, was published by
Pan Macmillan in April 2018.
Lisa lives on Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula with her husband and three (big)
boys. She loves eating but not cooking, is an Olympic class procrastinator, and
(most importantly) minion to a rather large dog. Continue reading “Lisa Ireland – The Books That Made Me Want To Be A Writer”

The Charm Offensive – Interview with Author Darcy Delany

MC D’Alton interview with Darcy Delany

Darcy Delany writes adult fiction and children’s stories; most of which involve sassy, quirky or cheeky main characters.
Darcy is based in Canberra, Australia, a haven for writers, with winter temperatures that encourage hibernation with a good book or manuscript.
When not writing, Darcy loves to study history, and indulge in fabulous food and old movies! Continue reading “The Charm Offensive – Interview with Author Darcy Delany”

The Sky over Brigadier Station – Interview with Author Sarah Williams

MC D’Alton interview with Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams spent her childhood chasing sheep, riding horses and picking Kiwi fruit on the family orchard in rural New Zealand. After a decade travelling, Sarah moved to Queensland to raise a family and follow her passion for writing. She currently resides in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
When she’s not absorbed in her fictional writing world, Sarah is running after her family of four kids, one husband, two dogs and a cat. If that’s not enough, she also mentors and teaches writing workshops and hosts Write with Love – a weekly writers and readers podcast. Continue reading “The Sky over Brigadier Station – Interview with Author Sarah Williams”

Coffee with the Baybz

By Melanie Page

‘The time has come’, the walrus said
To talk of many things….

And talk we did. The BookBaybz all met up today for one of our working/ chatting/ planning gab-fests (oops, extremely productive, coffee-fuelled, brainstorming sessions). We had two ring-ins, fellow writers from the local area. And it was a salutary lesson about how much goes into all our writing. Continue reading “Coffee with the Baybz”

Shadow of the Corsairs Book Launch

MC D’Alton interview with Elizabeth Ellen Carter

Elizabeth Ellen Carter is an award-winning historical romance writer who pens richly detailed, historical romantic adventures. A former newspaper journalist, Carter ran an award-winning PR agency for 12 years. She lives in Australia with her husband and two cats. Continue reading “Shadow of the Corsairs Book Launch”

Mad, Bad and Dangerous

Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Byron, the ultimate regency rake.

George Gordon, Lord Byron died in 1824, but he lives on, not only in his poetry and as a national hero of the Greek War of Independence, but as an inspiration and a ‘type’ in romantic fiction, particularly regency romances. Continue reading “Mad, Bad and Dangerous”

Meet Michelle!

By MC Dalton

Hello, goeie dag, dumela, sawubona, g’day mate!

My name is Michelle, but as you can see I write under a pen name.

Born in South Africa, my husband, our almost five-year-old triplet boys, and I left our home in 2010 for a safer, better future here in Australia. I am a nurse, but my passion is story telling. I spent hours as a small child listening to my Gogo, (Goh, goh – Zulu for grandmother), telling me tales, and when Gogo left this life, my Nan, her daughter introduced me to the awesome world of romance! Continue reading “Meet Michelle!”