TAKING FIVE WITH MELISSA ASHLEY

Melissa Ashley’s meticulous attention to detail is on show in her first novel, The Birdman’s Wife, which explores the life and relationships of artist Elizabeth Gould. AWM intern TJ Wilkshire spent some time with Melissa to discuss birds, art, poetry, and secret women’s history. Your debut novel tells the story of Elizabeth Gould, wife of … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Jacque Duffy

Children’s author and illustrator Jacque Duffy chats to the AWM intern about how she wrote her book The Bear Said Please and some of the writing events that helped her stay on track. Jacque Duffy has written and illustrated seven children’s books in a series. These books were placed into Queensland State schools and libraries. One book has been … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Laurie Steed

Writer Laurie Steed answers five quick questions for AWM about the key elements of a short story and his tips on pitching to publications (research, research, research). Keep an eye out for Laurie’s forthcoming novel You Belong Here. Laurie Steed is the author of the forthcoming novel You Belong Here, and winner of the 2013 Patricia Hackett Prize for … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis speaks to AWM intern about how her love of fierce female protagonists sparked the idea for main character Tommi Grayson in her novel Who’s Afraid?. Our five quick questions with Maria Lewis will give you a short peek into her creative brain,  as well as a lingering desire to watch back-to-back episodes of Daria. Maria Lewis is an authority on film … Continue reading »