BANG! KAPOW! The visiting author punched her way through the dreaded Sizzling Start. ‘Who will rid me of this bothersome writing term,’ she screamed, valiantly, desperately. Sorry, no offence meant to all those teachers (valiantly) trying to teach kids short story writing to fulfill the … Continue reading Off to a SIZZLING START … or not!
Some people are much more comfortable writing first drafts, rushing along like a fully-laden diesel train, without stopping until the end to check the load. Me, I'm like that little old red, steam engine that could ... you know the one, I think I can, … Continue reading Finding your story … easier said than done
What a great pleasure it is to post this interview. Karen R. Brooks is the author of nine books and is currently working on her tenth. She's a columnist, journalist (with a column in Queensland's Courier Mail), an academic and a social commentator. She's also … Continue reading Another conversation with Karen Brooks – author extraordinaire
I'm thrilled to have as my guest today, the gracious, beautiful and talented Karen Brooks, author of many books including the series, The Curse of the Bond Riders, academic and social commentator. Her new book in the series, Votive is just released in Australia through Random House. Huge congratulations, … Continue reading Author interview part 1: Karen Brooks – celebrating the release of ‘Votive’
To celebrate the release of Karen Brooks' new novel, VOTIVE today (book 2 in the trilogy, Curse of the Bond Riders) I'll be chatting with this gorgeous and talented Australian author about the books and life as a writer and a social commentator (with a … Continue reading Coming soon: blogging on ‘Votive’ – Karen Brooks’ new novel