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Books Spark Joy with Jenn J. Mcleod

Books Spark Joy with Jenn J. Mcleod

Today on Books Spark Joy my guest is Australian fiction author Jenn J Mcleod. Jenn and I have been on this crazy writing journey for around the same length of time and our career paths have been eerily similar. Published with Simon & Schuster and the UK’s Head of...

Books Spark Joy with Lisa Ireland

Books Spark Joy with Lisa Ireland

This week's guest on Books Spark Joy is Lisa Ireland. Lisa is a full-time writer of contemporary women’s fiction, who loves to share her knowledge of writing craft with aspiring authors. In 2014 Lisa was a finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards in the...

Books Spark Joy with Sasha Wasley

Books Spark Joy with Sasha Wasley

One book that sparks joy for me is Alice in Wonderland. When I pick it up, it generates memories of an old Disney animated film, a 45rpm vinyl soundtrack, Book Week costumes …

Launch Day Musings

Launch Day Musings

It’s 10.34 am on launch day. I’m home alone. The clothes dryer is humming at the end of the hall. Magpies warble in the paddocks. The scent of fried bacon lingers, leftover from the celebration breakfast I whipped up for myself this morning. I’m peering through window...

Books Spark Joy with Cathryn Hein

Books Spark Joy with Cathryn Hein

“There’s something comforting about having pretty spines to stroke, covers to smile over, pages that flip open to favourite scenes. They have a tactile loveliness that ebooks will never have and that I miss hugely.”

Books Spark Joy with Kaye Dobbie

Books Spark Joy with Kaye Dobbie

I think most writers are readers, it goes with the territory. I used to save reading for when I wasn’t writing, and I always read in a different genre.