Hello and welcome

My name is Rosemary Puddy and I’m the presenter of The Book Podcast.  A podcast talking to Australian Women Writers of fiction and non-fiction. 

Why a podcast and why a focus on Australian women writers?

My initial inspiration came from reading about The Stella Prize, a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change.

The Stella Prize seeks to:

  • recognise and celebrate Australian women writers’ contribution to literature.
  • bring more readers to books by women and thus increase their sales
  • provide role models for schoolgirls and emerging female writers

So how many Australian women authors did I have on my overloaded bookshelves?  I am always buying books, so it was quite a surprise to find I had very few indeed.

In fact I only had six.    Six!

So there was my niche, I started the podcast to talk to and promote as many women authors as possible  through my podcast, website and social media.  I’ve met wonderful people along the way and read some great stories from all genres.

You can email me at thebookpodcast@gmail.com, I’d love to hear from you

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