Category Archives: Genre: Historical fiction

The Allure of Steampunk: An Interview with Richard Harland

A short while after the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival I thought about interviewing a steampunk author to go with my posts on steampunk. Of course, I soon thought of steampunk author Richard Harland. I really enjoy his novels … Continue reading

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Easter Treat: An Interview with Kate Forsyth

Can you believe it? An interview with the great Kate just in time for Easter (and no I’m not talking about Australia’s favourite LOTR elven Queen). Kate has written a number of books for a wide range of genres and … Continue reading

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Akhenaten by Dorothy Porter Review

Akhenaten by Dorothy Porter, University of Queensland Press, 1992 Reprinted 2008 Pan Macmillan Australia. $24.95 AUD RRP. I love Dorothy Porter. I own all of her verse novels except for Wild Surmise (It is only a matter of time, only … Continue reading

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Romance in the spotlight: The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, Random House Publishers, 2013. RRP $32.95 Australian. The Wild Girl is Kate’s second foray into the adult historical fiction and romance genre and, much like Bitter Greens, her experimentation does not disappoint. A romance story … Continue reading

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10 Steampunk Titles You Should Know About

I intended to write this post aons ago but my novel rewrite has made blogging harder than expected. Anyway, I have picked out 10 steampunk books for the newcomer to the genre to start with to get a feel for … Continue reading

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Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers/Lord of Shalott Novella Reviews

Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers/Lord of Shalott, Jay Mountney, Smashwords, 2012, Ebook price: $2.99 US. I was given a free copy of Jay Mountney’s Silkskin and the Forest Dwellers months back but with finishing university and a new job, I … Continue reading

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Steampunk: The New Kid on the Genre Block

So you thought paranormal romance was hot? Clearly you haven’t read steampunk. So many people ask me what it is that I think a post or two on the topic is in order. In fact, I am dedicating all of … Continue reading

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