Once again celebrating Australian Women Writers, today's review is focused on the Red Dirt Heart sequence from N.R. Walker. It comprises four m/m romance novels set on a massive cattle station in the Northern Territory (north-east of Alice Springs), and deals primarily with themes of 'being gay in outback Australia' and family. I love this … Continue reading Book review: Red Dirt Heart sequence by N.R. Walker
Book Review: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
First published in 2002, Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori #1) by Lian Hearn is the second novel I'm reviewing for the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge. I first read it in 2006, but for some unfathomable reason never did read the rest of the series. I must have been distracted by something, because … Continue reading Book Review: Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
Book Review: Shadow Queen by Deborah Kalin
As part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2013, I recently finished reading Shadow Queen (The Binding #1 -- first published Allen&Unwin 2009), a fantasy novel by my good friend and cafe writing buddy, Deborah Kalin. It's the story of Matilde, a young woman groomed to rule over a seething conglomeration of houses all vying against each other, … Continue reading Book Review: Shadow Queen by Deborah Kalin
Reading Australian Women Writers in 2013…
I've decided to take on the 2013 Australian Women Writers Challenge. This means I'm going to read and review a minimum of six books by Australian women writers. It totally fits in with my pledge to read more this year, and will hopefully help me prioritise which ones on my expanding pile get the nod! … Continue reading Reading Australian Women Writers in 2013…
Women adopting male noms: When will we be past this?
Today I came across an article on Daily Life that discusses how female authors should consider male -- or at least gender neutral -- pseudonyms if they want to have a higher likelihood of being a) published, b) reviewed, c) read by men. This may or may not be true... but what makes me feel … Continue reading Women adopting male noms: When will we be past this?