Month: May 2019

How well do you know Game of Thrones?

May 17, 2019 FantasyQuiz 0 Comments

Whether you're a fan of the TV series or the books - or likely both - this quiz will put you through your paces. Do you know your Greyjoys from your Martells? Westeros from Essos? Brushed up on your Valyrian?   Take the test and see whether you really can call yourself a super fan. READ MORE

Finding time to write – and then using it …

Woman writing at desk

Danielle Hawkins lives on a sheep and beef farm near Otorohanga with her husband and two children. She works part-time as a large animal vet, and writes when the kids are at school. To say her life is busy is a gross understatement and yet she's just published her fourth novel When It All Went to Custard. For all aspiring writers (particularly those who are mums), Danielle has given us an insight into her writing process. READ MORE

What it means when we say ‘good voice’

Two men in conversation

We asked one of our Fiction publishers, Catherine Milne, what she wants from authors when she asks for 'good voice'. I can hardly believe it’s been a year, but the months have rolled around and – ta dah! – we're in the second year of the Banjo Prize to find Australia’s next great storyteller!  And I’m sitting here now at my desk, feeling happy, because I’m looking at the gorgeous blue and gold cover of Taking Tom Murray Home, by Tim Slee, the winner of last year’s first ever Banjo Prize, which we’ll be publishing in August 2019. READ MORE

Books to share with busy mums

Sewing kit

Mums, grandmas and mother figures all over Australia are busy. Which is why, when thinking about the perfect gift, you should consider something that gives them their time back. There's always an opportunity to find a new hobby or indulge a special interest- whether it's learning how to apply mindfulness in everyday life, how to create the perfect cocktail for book club, or learning about different species. We hope you find the perfect match for your Mother's Day gift here. READ MORE

Find the perfect gift for a bookish mum

Tea and book

If you've got a particularly bookish Mum, you'll know how difficult it can be to find the perfect pick for her. We've found some books which any Mum can love - whether it's crime fiction, epic Australia history, time-travelling romance, or an ode to imperfect parenting. Sometimes the best gift you can give the mother figure in your life is a cup of tea and a quiet day of reading. READ MORE

Books to share with new mums

Mother and child

Mother's Day is a very special day on the calendar. We've selected a few beautiful, uplifting and inspiring stories to help you celebrate the wonder and complexity of motherhood - you might be a new mother yourself, or be helping a friend gain confidence in motherhood, or you might even be a newly minted grandma! However 'new motherhood' applies to you, we hope you find something on this list to guide you or make you smile. READ MORE

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