Coming up next week

Tune in next Tuesday to hear Fleur McDonald talk about her book ‘The Missing Pieces of us’.

Sometimes you have to resolve the past before you can face the future. The moving and heart-warming new novel from Fleur McDonald.

Ep. 12 Sandra Leigh Price – The River Sings

Sandra Leigh Price lives in Sydney. She graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra, with a Double Major in English Literature and Drama, and co-established a small theatre company before moving to Sydney to pursue a career as an actor, then turning to writing. She has written for the stage and screen. The Bird’s Child, was her debut novel.

The River Sings is her latest novel.

Birth and death, love and sadness, love knots and cut ties, quicksilver and shine, old worlds and new beginnings, Sandra Leigh Price weaves another gritty and beguiling story that will enchant and delight readers.

Ep.11 Jane Messer – Hopscotch

Fast and funny, Hopscotch charts a year in the lives of the endearingly flawed Rosen family, and holds up a mirror to contemporary urban life in Australia, interrogating our endless capacity for self-destruction, longing and love, and asks why we think we could ever find happiness in a city that’s roaring with dysfunction.

Jane Messer lives in Sydney where she teaches creative writing at Macquarie University. Her books include Provenance, Night by Night and Bedlam – an Anthology of Sleepless Nights. She is a regular contributor to The Conversation, has been a Director of the Australian Society of Authors and a judge of the Australian Vogel Literary Award.

New book releases

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Here are someone releases by Australian Women Authors – Would you like to hear any of them on The Book Podcast?  Let me know by leaving a comment.

Kylie Ladd  –  Mothers & Daughters (Family Drama)

Nicole Trope  –  Forgotten (Domestic noir thriller)

Pip Smith  –  Half Wild (Literary Fiction based on the true story of Eugenia Fallini

Jane Harper  –  The Dry (Australian crime novel)

Sarah Schmidt  –  See what I have done (Fictional novel of Lizzie Borden)

Lia Hills  –  The Crying Place (Mystery)

Goldie Goldblum  –  Gwen (Biography

Patti Miller  –  Writing True Stories (Non-fiction, memoir writing)

Ep:10 Sally Hepworth ‘A Mothers Promise’

Sally Hepworth is the author of a number of best-selling novels.  ‘A Mother’s Promise” is her latest book.

All their lives, Alice Stanhope and her daughter Zoe have been a family of two, living quietly in northern California. Zoe has always struggled with crippling social anxiety and her mother has been her constant and fierce protector. With no family to speak of, and the identity of Zoe’s father shrouded in mystery, their team of two works—until it doesn’t. Until Alice gets sick and needs to fight for her life.

The Mother’s Promise is an unforgettable novel about the unbreakable bonds between mother’s and daughter’s, and the new ways in which families are forged.

‘A Mother’s Promise’ is published by Pan MacMillan.

For more information about Sally please go to the Featured Authors page.