What’s coming up?

Hello and thank you to everyone for the wonderful feedback on my podcast.

This week’s podcast took a different format with me reading the first four chapters of Catherine Berry’s book ‘But you are in France, Madame’.  I received such positive feedback that I will include further readings into the podcast.

Of course the main focus of the podcast is to talk with the wonderful creative women, writing fiction and non-fiction, here in Australia.

Next week I’m talking to Sally Hepworth about her latest book ‘The Mother’s Promise’. Subscribe to the website or to iTunes to get the podcast sent directly to your device.

These are the books I have covered so far on the podcast, if you have missed one, they are all available on this website and on iTunes, click here.

Ep: 9 Catherine Berry – “But you are in France, Madame”

Today, something new for the podcast, I’m reading an excerpt from Catherine Berry’s lovely book ‘ But you are in France, Madam’, and apologies in advance for my school-girl french pronunciation.  I will be interviewing Catherine later in the year.

Catherine had been planning her year-long trip to France for many years, when it finally happens, she packs her
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Ep:8 Anne Buist – Dangerous to know

Anne Buist author of the Natalie King crime series talks to me today about the second book in the series ‘Dangerous to know’.

Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, based at Austin Health, and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry.

She continues to work with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder.

She also teaches, researches and directs a mother baby unit and provides one-off second opinions for management of perinatal disorders and opinions for the court on these matters but no longer takes on new patients.

Medea’s Curse her first psychological thriller, has been optioned by Causeway films for a TV mini series.





Ep: 7 Madelaine Dickie – Troppo

Madelaine Dickie talks about her travels, surfing and her debut novel Troppo.

Madelaine Dickie has worked as a rollerblading and skateboarding instructor, a radio producer and a disability support officer. Most recently, she’s managed the media and communications for an Aboriginal organisation in the Kimberley, WA.

Work means travel—travel means surfing!

Madelaine Dickie studied Creative Arts and Journalism at the University of Wollongong.

In 2014, Troppo won the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award.

Madelaine Dickie received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award in 2011, which allowed her to complete the novel while living in West Java, working with mentors at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung.

She has been visiting and living in Indonesia since her teens and writes and rides for the surfboard company Treehouse Landscapes and Handshapes.

Troppo is published by Fremantle Press – Read more about Madelaine on our Featured Authors page