Read my prize-winning story free on TABLO

For the next few weeks you can read my prize-winning story ‘We’re All Travellers Here’ for FREE on TABLO. You’ll need to join TABLO to read and leave comments—but it’s pretty simple (I managed it so it must be). TABLO is an online publishing site. Spineless Wonders Short Australian Stories, who published my story (and runs

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Kim Kelly’ s decade-long story road entwines history, politics and love

It is 10 years since the publication of Black Diamonds, Australian author Kim Kelly’s first novel. To celebrate this milestone, Black Diamonds has been beautifully repackaged, and was relaunched on July 1, 2017, along with all her earlier novels—This Red Earth, The Blue Mile and Paper Daisies (pictured). In this guest post, Kelly describes her passion for historical fiction and why it’s so important to write

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The books that fuel Angela Lober’s botanic art

Glebe-based botanical artist and teacher Angela Lober reads for relaxation and to fuel her artistic endeavours. In May 2017, her work featured in Botanica, an exhibition of botanical art held in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Her striking portrait of a Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa, pictured), with its unusual black background, was a highlight of the

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Jane Austen offers wise advice for modern life

Looking for love, happiness, success, comfort and friendship?—then Jane Austen’s Tips for Success has you covered. Colleen Sattler has gathered in one volume a raft of wonderful quotes about life from Austen’s 19th century novels. The tips are timeless, she says in this Q&A, and showcase Austen’s sharp wit and reassuring wisdom. The quotes drip from

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