Book Review. The Blurb ‘When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman agrees to return home to help her brother before an upcoming election. But this is no simple task. Her brother and sister are on either side of politics, the community is full of conspiracy theories, and her father is quoting Shakespeare.
This is my writing bible, well, one of them. The Blurb One of the biggest struggles for writers is how to convey emotion to readers in a unique and compelling way. When showing our characters’ feelings, we often use the first idea that comes to mind, and they end up smiling, nodding, and frowning too
Once again I am late on the uptake. Let me explain… I purchased Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when every one else was lining up at my local Dymocks store to purchase the second instalment of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. I started reading Terry Pratchett in 2010 when I read in the local press
Loved it.This book rang true for me. Peggy and her daughter reminded me of a friend of mine and her mother, who happens to be the same age as Peggy and also lives in a retirement village. A mother wanting her own independence. Adult children caring about their mother’s welfare.And doesn’t it create a storm
The Magician’s Guild, by Trudi Canavan, is the first book of the Black Magician Trilogy. I loved it. A young girl, Sonea, is caught up in a protest with her friends against the despised Magician’s Guild and casts a stone, breaking through the magician’s protective shield, shocking herself and the Magicians. That one action brings