Review of The Stars in the Night by Clare Rhoden Harry Fletcher is a confident young man. Harry’s sure that he will marry Nora MacTiernan, no matter what their families say. He’s certain that he will always be there to protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide. Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of Harry’s plans… From the beaches of Semaphore to the shores of Gallipoli, the mud of Flanders to the red dust of inland South Australi
This article originally appeared on Suzanne Adair's Relative History site under the title: Gadigal Land It takes more than a surface look to see the levels of history on display in Sydney. Especially, if you’ve come from a country where an old building could be anywhere from 200 to 700 years, where crumbling ruins dot the landscape and point to a built-history much older, more fraught with intrigue and story than anything you’ll see in Australia. Stories here are layered. Fro
One of the things I love about writing is the research and one of the things I love about researching is discovering new nuggets of knowledge. For instance, looking for events and daily news from 1882, I found an advertisement in the Sydney Morning Herald for Mr F Bevill MA, Headmaster at Royston College used an aphengescope during his lectures on geography at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts. Interesting particularly as one of the characters in my upcoming novel, Crossi
When I was asked to talk about the writer’s journey at the Writers Unleashed Festival, I was in a bit of a conundrum: where to start, how much to share, and what could I add to the conversation that hadn't been heard before. A writer's journey isn't a straight line from point A to Point B, its round about, up and down, stopping and starting. So I thought I'd share instead the three things I like to do each day and in that way also share my journey and my approach to writing.
I’ve designed an 1800s hotel, I’ve explored interiors from the period, and lately, I’ve been discovering recipes. I love to read novels that include food as part of the story, the cooking, eating, and sharing of recipes is a traditional way women have communicated and the basis for many informal gatherings. As my current manuscript features several facets of women’s history, it has been my great pleasure to delve into as many mouth-watering meal ideas as possible. My hotel ma