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Portland Jones: Why I Run

Portland Jones: Why I Run

My friendship with today’s guest began back in 2014 when we were both shortlisted for the TAG Hungerford Award. Her book, Seeing the Elephant, was later published by Margaret River Press. Its poignant story and the lyricism and beauty of the prose have stayed...
Cassie Hamer: After the Launch

Cassie Hamer: After the Launch

I suspect every author who’s ever been published will relate to today’s post. Publishing a book isn’t all champagne launches and book signings and glowing reviews. Those moments happen, and they’re incredible, but there are the thorny times,...
Lee Kofman: On Imperfection and Writing

Lee Kofman: On Imperfection and Writing

As I read the first memoir penned by today’s guest, I remember thinking, When I grow up, I want to write like this. I was underlining phrases and making notes in the margins, such was the beauty of the prose. But, even better, there was a searing honesty about...
Laurie Steed: The Short Way Around

Laurie Steed: The Short Way Around

I’m thrilled to welcome Laurie Steed to the attic today. Laurie and I first met at a blogging workshop back in 2013 and, over the years, have become firm friends. Last year, after our début novels were published within a few months of each other, we not...