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I’m currently taking part in the annual intensive writing event called NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. So far, so good, although I’m not sure if I’ll be able to sustain the output because I have a few freelance writing gigs on the go too.
On the weekend I attended the ten-yearly (yup, not annual, not bi-annual but once a decade) SheKilda.
It was an amazing event, with Australia’s best female crime writers in attendance.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime Australia, this wonderful organisation is holding a weekend event in Carlton – SheKilda.
There are going to be over 70 of Australia’s leading female crime writers on 35+ panels. Free morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included in a day pass, plus access to your favourite authors.
Come and hear me at the Monash Library’s “Body in the Library” series of talks. Thursday 15 September at 6.30pm.
It’s amazing how one place can inspire creativity. Going back to my creative roots was as inspiring this visit as it was on my first visit, 20 years ago.
Today, I want to focus on some of the fascinating research I’ve conducted into cults (mostly for my fifth novel, Kiss of Death, although I’m also currently ghost writing a non-fiction book called Death in a Cult).
Read about the psychology of cult members and how to decide if a cult is dangerous or not in my latest blog post:
Come along to the Bayside Literary Festival at 7.30pm on Tuesday 24 May for my session, Where (and how and why) fiction gets crime wrong. With Vikki Petraitis, Judge Liz Gaynor, Liz Porter and me as the fiction representative!
When you talk to agents or publishers about switching genres it’s usually met with jaws dropping, heads shaking and anything from mild disapproval to screams of “No!”
So why is switching genres such a big deal for authors? Check out my latest blog post to find out why.
I’m taking part in this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival on Saturday 30 April at 4pm.