Live from Sydney Writers' Festival, part two: tips for aspiring literary couples

Today I attended the session 'Au Pairs' featuring writer-couples James Bradley and Mardi McConnochie, and Louis Nowra and Mandy Sayer. Bradley and McConnochie have been together for 20 years; Nowra and Sayer for eleven. Although the questions were not those you'd ask a lawyer-couple, as Bradley pointed out, people are often curious as to how a relationship works between … Continue reading Live from Sydney Writers' Festival, part two: tips for aspiring literary couples

Some notes on the 'new world' of publishing

On the weekend I was a guest of the Write Around the Murray Festival in Albury. Besides giving a blogging/social media workshop, I was on a panel called The New World of Publishing alongside author Cate Kennedy, zinester Anna Poletti, self-published memoirist Melinda Marengo, and Barry Dorr and Jo Costello from JoJo Publishing. I thought I'd … Continue reading Some notes on the 'new world' of publishing