Author Nicole Alexander on her upcoming book River Run, rural art, and taking inspiration from the family archives

Best selling author Nicole Alexander holds a unique place in the book world as the only female author in the rural literature genre making Australian rural history accessible through her popular fiction. Dividing her time between writing and managing her family’s agricultural holdings, passed down through the generations since 1893, Nicole’s novels are rich with historical detail and often inspired by anecdotes from the Alexander family archives.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: The Paper House by Anna-Spargo Ryan

Heather and Dave are expecting. Finding the perfect home for their growing family, they settle down to await the new arrival. But tragedy strikes and a grieving Heather finds no comfort in the new house they were so excited to share with their first born. The Paper House, the debut novel from Anna Spargo-Ryan, follows Heather as she comes to terms with her loss, straining her relationships and her grip on reality as she battles to come back from the edge of a depression that takes hold of her, and everyone around her.... Read More | Share it now!

Arts Review: Ships in the Night #13 – Paper Mountain, Perth (19.05.16)

Ships in the Night is Perth’s bi-monthly celebration of words and music, bringing together and showcasing new writers and bands. Last week’s event was the first since a successful outing at the Perth Fringe World. Instalment #13 was a certainly a mixed affair. Ultimately I found it to be disappointing and a little disorganised – though there were some moments of quality, mostly from the headliners. It felt a touch too cliquey at times as well – with a few too many in jokes and came close to being a bit of a Shit Narnia love in.... Read More | Share it now!