Tag Archives: Author encounter

Mischief (Short Stories) – Fay Weldon

I rarely read short stories but intrigued by the interesting cover I found myself immersed in Fay Weldon’s  “Mischief”; devouring one story after another. The stories are witty and a perceptive expose into the psyche of the characters she creates.  I empathized with her female characters as I read the crackling dialogue between men and […]

My Hundred Lovers

Susan Johnson’s new novel My Hundred Lovers is one woman’s reflection on one hundred sensory memories throughout her fifty years of life. Lyrical and beautifully written, this novel explores sensuous wonders from “the shadow” and “the beautiful” lovers to sensations such as grass beneath her feet, or memories of falling in love with the feelings […]

Flight of the Eagle by Peter Watt reviewed by Jill Smith

This is the third book in the continuing saga of the Duffy and McIntosh families shared curse.  The blurb describes this as a stunning conclusion to the trilogy although I’m certain that this tale will continue for many more tomes. Peter models his work on the mass-market success format of Wilbur Smith.  His canvass is […]

Shadow of the Osprey by Peter Watt reviewed by Jill Smith

‘Shadow of the Osprey’ is a must read follow on from ‘Cry of the Curlew’.  The family conflict between the Duffy and McIntosh families continues to follow the burgeoning growth of the Australian nation.  The savagery of this new frontier is accompanied by espionage and diplomatic games played on the chessboard of a harsh unforgiving […]

Cry of the Curlew by Peter Watt reviewed by Jill Smith

Peter is a masterful writer who displays a wonderful ability to make every word count.  Carefully researched, this is a something akin to an historical romance with vivid Australian content, telling the story beginning an epic journey. The brutal dispersal of native Australians is graphically told.  The conflict between the Duffy and the McIntosh families […]

Zombie lunch

Only 48 hours to go until…. Om, nom, nom, nom …

Indie Writers Festival Robina Community Rooms 29th Oct

Festival of Independent Writers and Publishers on Sat 29th Oct from 9 am to 4.30pm – Free Entry For READERS – come and meet some new authors For WRITERS meet other authors and learn about the business of writing For PUBLISHERS come and meet some potential clients! Terry Spring will be there talking about her […]

The Wreckage by Michael Robotham

Be fascinated, enthralled and thoroughly entertained by Michael Robotham when he talks about his new thriller The Wreckage at an evening Readers’ Rendezvous with Gold Coast Libraries, next week The Wreckage will have you on the edge of your seat, as you race to untwist the deadly conspiracies along with the main protagonist, investigative journalist […]

Meet Toni Jordan

Did you love Addition, the story of obsessive counter Grace Vandenburg?

Grab your chance to meet the author, Toni Jordan, at Robina Branch Library next week. She’ll be talking about her new book, Fall girl, which is “a story about passion and loyalty, deceit and integrity, and the importance of believing in things that don’t exist…”

When: Thursday 4 November
Time: 10.30am
Where: Robina Branch Library
Bookings: Phone 07 5581 1600

Author Encounter with Sean Dooley

Sean Dooley is a Melbourne author who has worked as a television comedy writer.  He is a contributor to The Age, ABC Radio and 3RRR, writing and talking about birds, environmental issues, sport and – well, anything really.  But his greatest claim to fame is that in 2002 he broke the Australian bird watching record […]