Tell Us Your Backstory

Tell us your Backstory with Isabella Hargreaves

May 11, 2018 // 2 Comments

  Tell us your Backstory with Isabella Hargreaves For many years, I’ve been immersed in reading and writing Queensland history – stories of its people, places and events. Much of Queensland history is about heart-breaking struggle, striving against the environment, the economy and the [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Roxane Dhand

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Roxane Dhand I am a tourist. I have just flown 2000 miles up from Perth to escape the ‘vicious’ July weather and am walking in Broome – the pearling town turned tourist destination on the NW Australian coast. My guide – let’s call him Bruce [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Vanda Vadas

February 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Vanda Vadas From what or where do you get your ideas? It’s a common question asked of authors. For me, inspiration can strike at any time, in any place, and from anything. A love of history, a fascination with 18th century pirates, and a cruise around the [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Eleanor Limprecht

February 23, 2018 // 1 Comment

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Eleanor Limprecht The Passengers is the story of a war bride from Australia who marries an American GI and then travels to the US on a ‘bride ship’ in 1946. In the novel she returns to Australia for the first time as a grandmother, taking her American [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Elizabeth M Darcy

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Elizabeth M Darcy When I was fresh off the boat from London, UK many years ago, I had a lot of trouble understanding what people were saying. I know we speak the same language but the phrasing and colloquialisms are very different. Thinking back now, I must have [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Anthea Hodgson

November 10, 2017 // 6 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Anthea Hodgson The Drifter Backstory: As the release of my second novel, The Cowgirl, approaches, I wanted to thank her elder, less well-behaved sister, The Drifter, for arriving on my doorstep at 3am with a bottle of champagne – and some random she’d picked [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Ellie Jean

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Ellie Jean Reading in my spare time when I was younger was something I enjoyed immensely. Horror novels, Stephen King was able to engross me in every book he wrote. Then my life took a turn towards University and doing my teaching studies so I could teach High [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Mary-Anne O’Connor

September 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Mary-Anne O’Connor When you think about my career think ‘Madonna’, i.e. fluoro socks and stilettoes morph to scarily-coned corsets morph to cowgirl slinging American pie etc. Not that I wore such outfits myself (maybe the socks), more that I’ve [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Narrelle M Harris

September 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

  Tell Us Your Backstory—A Scottish Lilt with Narrelle M Harris Extract from Ravenfall James was pensive on the way home, waiting for further questions that didn’t come. All Gabriel said was, ‘Your accent comes out when you’re stressed or hurt. Did you know?’ ‘I know.’ ‘It’s [...]

Tell Us Your Backstory with Barbara Hannay

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

  Tell Us Your Backstory with Barbara Hannay When people ask me where my ideas come from, I usually say I don’t know. And I don’t. Usually. The ideas just arrive, sometimes when they’re least expected, or so I tell myself. And yet, when I think hard about my latest book The Country [...]