Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Barbara Jefferis was an Australian Writer who was the first female president of the Australian Society of Authors. The Australian Society of Authors describes her thus: 'Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst … Continue reading Barbara Jefferis Award Nomination

Book Marketing

Last week I wrote about the never ending search that many authors face to attract an agent. Ideally, the author attracts an agent as a result of their scintillating writing, and the agent then miraculously opens the doors to the major publishing houses and all of a sudden there's an amazing contract on the author's … Continue reading Book Marketing

Creepy Crawlies and Other Nasties

I was reading a thread on Goodreads recently, and on it, was a picture of a rather nasty looking centipede that one of the posters had discovered in her house.I was reminded of my own first face to face (or rather toe to face apparently) encounter with a centipede.  For many years my husband and … Continue reading Creepy Crawlies and Other Nasties