'Anxiety is a state of being tuned... like a hypersensitive nervous system, and that manifests in all sorts of terrible ways... but it also makes you very aware of what's happening around you, which is a quality that writers and other artists benefit from.'
by Jack Heath It was a little more than a year ago now that I was walking through Central Park in NYC with another young adult author (the gifted Justine Larbalestier), and she asked me if I liked any books by women. I was surprised by the question, but I shouldn't have been. I'd just … Continue reading Guest post: Jack Heath spent a year reading books by women
Text Publishing 9781921758133, March 2011 (Aus) (also UK) Reviewed by Imogen Baratta Helen Hodgman’s Blue Skies tells the story of an unnamed young wife and mother living in the 'heart shaped island' of Tasmania. The agonising banality of her day-to-day life plays out within the confines of stark, suffocating suburbia, amid the manicured lawns and … Continue reading Guest review: Imogen Baratta on Blue Skies by Helen Hodgman