Category: Author interviews

An interview with Jendi Reiter

Jendi Reiter, vice president of Winning Writers, talks about the spark that started the site, her newsletter, the annual humour contest, her own writings, and lots more.

An interview with Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart, Best of the Web, the UK Kit Award, and is included in Best Indie Verse of New England to mention just a few honors of this prominent American poet and translator. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals and her work as an artist has also attracted notice. In this interview she talks about her latest collection Came Home to Winter, about the impact of nature and Washington state on her work, and lots more.

An Interview with The Arsonist’s Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper’s Explosive new True Crime book, The Arsonist,is founded upon the seemingly straight-forward question – what kind of person would deliberately start a fire? Told in Hooper’s inimitable, lyrical style, she seeks to answer such a question through the lens of the Black Saturday tragedy, a firestorm that devastated swathes of rural Victoria in 2009. In this in-depth interview, she talks about the book, her themes, characters, and processes, and much more.

An interview with Margaret Pearce

The author of the Dungeons and Dragons inspired Mission Perilous talks about her latest book, her upbringing, her writing journey and process, her work in progress, her biggest challenges, her favourite author and lots more.

An interview with Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is a lifelong reader and the designer of Literary Book Gifts which features book related products like t-shirts and totes ranging from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick to Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. She drops by to talk about her venture, her favourite books, her love of the classics, and more.

Interview with Ber Carroll

An Irish native, Ber moved to Sydney in 1995 and spent much of her early career working within the financial sector. Since then, she has pursued writing full-time and has thus far penned eight novels, that include Once Lost, Worlds Apartand Less Than Perfect. The Missing Pieces of Sophie McCarthymarks the first work to be published under the name B. M. Carroll. She drops by to talk about her latest book and lots more.

An interview with Tom Maremaa

The author of Reykjavik: A Novel talks about his book, the setting – both time and place, the composition, his characters and their transitions, and more.

An interview with Margaret Morgan

Aside from penning works for the small-screen, Morgan’s short stories have been published in a myriad of noteworthy publications, including Going Down Swinging and Meanjin, among others. Some time ago, Morgan returned to university, completing abachelor’s degree in Advanced Science in Biology at Macquarie University, where she focused on plant science, genetics and parasitology. These areas of studies were a lifelong interest that proved to largely shape the inspiration for her debut novel, The Second Cure.

Interview with Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane is a widely published historian and writer based in Sydney best known for his book Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, which won the inaugural Prime Minister’s Prize, for Australian History and the Age Book of the Year in 2007. His first venture into fiction was the novella, Governor Bligh and the Short Man. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.’ (PRH 2018)