Taking Five with Rebekah Turner

Author Rebekah Turner answered five quick questions with AWM about her book Chaos Bound and told us why you wouldn’t want to cross her main character Lora Blackgoat. Rebekah Turner lives in sunny Queensland and has worked in the past as a graphic designer. She is now a freelancer, when her kids are looking the other way. … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Benjamin Law

AWM took five with Ben Law to discuss his–very reasonably priced–new book Sh*t Asian Mother’s Say, and sweaty writing weekends in Brisbane with his sister Michelle Law. Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter, and has completed a PhD in television writing and cultural studies. He is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) … 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 Amanda Bridgeman

Author of the Aurora series, Amanda Bridgeman talks to AWM about kick-ass female sci-fi writers and how to best consume writing advice (with a generous dash of salt). Amanda Bridgeman was born and raised in the seaside/country town of Geraldton, Western Australia, she hails from fishing and farming stock. The youngest of four children, her three … Continue reading »

Taking Five with Amy Andrews

Romance writer Amy Andrews tells us why we don’t have enough romantic fiction in our lives. AWM chats to Amy about her latest novel The Heat of the Night and her advice to emerging writers to stick with it. Amy Andrews is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written 40 contemporary romances in both … 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 »