Author: Rowena Holloway

A Twist in the Tale

There are points in any story where adding a plot reversal or a surprising revelation can really ramp up the tension. Finding them, and that all important final twist, is what every suspense writer strives for. When developing twists I love to challenge my main character’s beliefs about her world and in doing so, hopefully, cast a different light on everything you, as a reader, understand about the story. This is great fun in a novel. But what happens when that happens in your own life?

Interview: The Three Miss Allens

The Three Miss Allens is a slight departure from the contemporary romance Purman has previously published. It uses a dual narrative, contemporary and historical, to explore how social mores of the 1930s South Australia exacerbates the fissures in the Allen family and the impact this has on later generations. Slip on your PJs grab some chocolate and be prepared to lose a day as you solve the mystery of the third Miss Allen.

Interview: No Job for a Girl

Australia is a unique country and rural Australia comes with unique challenges, particularly for medical professionals. Take that landscape, add a strong minded, independent woman and a male lead who challenges her and you get a touching story that draws you in and holds you until the last page. If this sounds like your type of fiction chances are you’ve read Meredith Appleyard. If you haven’t, you’ll soon want to. Meredith’s books are warm, thought provoking and very real to life.

Review: Combatting Fear

Do you love a heroine who is strong, vulnerable and ready to fight for what she holds dear? That’s what multi-award nominated Sandy Vaile delivers in her high-octane, suspense-filled novels, with a twist of sexy romance.

Combatting Fear

Do you love a heroine who is strong, vulnerable and ready to fight for what she holds dear? That’s what multi-award nominated Sandy Vaile delivers in her high-octane, suspense-filled novels, with a twist of sexy romance. Anyone who follows this blog will know that Sandy Vaile is a close friend and the other half of our author roadshow “Suspense Sisters”. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Sandy and to talk with her about her latest novel Combatting Fear.

Three Golden Rules of Time Management.

Ever find yourself frustrated by how long tasks seem to take? What about that mild feeling of disappointment when you don’t tick off everything (or anything) on your to-do list? Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the to-do list and have ceased to look at it. If so, you may need to look at the three golden rules of time management.