Category: Writers Block Interviews

snapshot-chair-3-600-x-382-resizedWriters Block Interviews: A chat with fiction authors across all genres about books and their writing process.

Interview with Sandi Wallace

A couple of years ago I chatted to Sandi Wallace about her debut novel Tell Me Why, which introduced us to police officer John Franklin and Georgie Harvey, two kindred spirits who clash over almost everything. Here I chat with Sandi about her second instalment Dead Again.

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.

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.

How to Stop Ageing

Jenn J McLeod has become something of a regular on my interview list and chatting with Jenn is always filled with wisdom and humour–just like her books. I’ve read them all and was thrilled to get my hands on an advance copy of her latest gem The Other Side of the Season.

The novel slips between the present day, in which we follow Sidney and her search for her lost grandparents (plenty of mystery there, too), and the late 1970s when … Well, I’ll let Jenn tell you all about that.

Love and Deception

Interview with Tess Woods The Perth domestic airport in Western Australia is buzzing with travellers, the air filled with excited chatter, rollered suitcases and the grind of fresh coffee from the nearby Cibo café. Silhouetted against the huge glass windows those left behind watch as a plane takes flight. It was at this very airport Read More …

What Lies Beneath

In this interview with Sara Foster, we hike the Fells in quintessential Beatrix Potter country. January in the UK probably isn’t the best time for a hike above Lake Windermere. In summer the view of the lake is to die for—a sapphire jewel shrouded in mist and emerald hills. Right now it’s the perfect setting for the new gripping psychological suspense from Australia’s Sara Foster, All That Is Lost Between Us. What lie’s beneath the surface of this ‘happy’ family and will Georgie’s secret destroy those she loves?

Magic and Mystery

This week I’ve moved Writers’ Block to Geelong in deference to my guest, Ellie O’Neill, but I’ve still created a piece of the mystical island, Hy Brasil. To the outside world it’s shrouded in mist, but cocooned within that mist is a way of life the islanders protect fiercely. Especially the oldies. They’ve been giving me the evil eye as I wait on one of the low stone walls that honeycomb the island. They are strangely strong, these old islanders, and, when they think I’m not looking, unbelievably content. I hope they’ll be more welcoming to my guest, whose second child is due any day. Here she comes now, looking as bright as the landscape, ready to chat about her latest novel of magical realism and Irish fables, The Enchanted Island.