chook-lit

WIP ME INSPIRED: Alissa Callen

May 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

WIP Me Inspired with Alissa Callen Inspiration Behind Down Outback Roads Down Outback Roads features the same small rural town of Glenalla that appears in Beneath Outback Skies. The drought has now broken but the close-knit Glenalla community still has many challenges to face. Glenalla, and the [...]

SPOTLIGHT ON… Aussie Rural Novelist: Cathryn Hein

June 28, 2013 // 4 Comments

CATHRYN HEIN: 1.         Describe yourself in one word:I cheated and asked my other half. He replied ‘special’ (good man!), so I’m going with that. 2.         The best thing about being a wordsmith:I’m a mean Scrabble player… But I love getting lost in my worlds. [...]

SPOTLIGHT ON… Aussie Rural Novelist: Jennie Jones

June 27, 2013 // 5 Comments

JENNIE JONES: 1.         Describe yourself in one word: Artistic (with every idiosyncratic and wonderful thing that characteristic encompasses – be it introvert or extrovert – and it can be both). 2.         The best thing about being a wordsmith: I found more staying [...]

SPOTLIGHT ON… Aussie Rural Novelist: Rachael Johns

June 26, 2013 // 3 Comments

RACHAEL JOHNS 1.         Describe yourself in one word: Chirpy 2.         The best thing about being a wordsmith: Getting to play God with my characters! And wear my pjs and work in bed (sorry that’s three things). 3.         You wish you wrote: Bridget Jones’ Diary [...]

SPOTLIGHT ON… Aussie Rural Novelist: Karly Lane

June 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

Welcome to SPOTLIGHT ON… Great Aussie Rural Novelists week, KARLY LANE: 1.         Describe yourself in one word: Impatient 2.         The best thing about being a wordsmith: You get to have conversations where you NEVER forget to say something really clever AFTER the [...]

SPOTLIGHT ON… Aussie Rural Novelists

June 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

What happens when you take popular women’s fiction, i.e.: chick-lit and cross it with paddocks that stretch on to the horizon, dust and hard-work, and maybe a handsome farmer or cowboy (or two)? You end up with chook-lit, of course! The allure of rural Australia is omnipresent; from [...]