Author: Arianne James

Close and Personal with Deborah Thomson

Deborah Thomson is a survivor. For sixteen years she suffered horrific abuse and coercive control by her husband. With tremendous courage and persistence, she and her children escaped. Whose Life is it Anyway tells the story of how she came to be in an abusive relationship and how she regained her strength, self-confidence and dignity in leaving. […]

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Close and Personal with Leigh Swinbourne.

Leigh Swinbourne is a Tasmanian author and playwright. His short stories and articles have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, and he is a recipient of grants through Arts Tasmania and Varuna. Arianne recently chatted with Leigh about his novel Shadow in the Forest, which was shortlisted for the University of Tasmania […]

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Memoir Workshop with Kylie Carmen Brown

Get started on your memoir Writing your life story can be a fun, creative and healing activity.  Perhaps you’ve thought about writing but felt afraid, or preposterous. These are common barriers and I’d like to help you get around them. With fear based barriers, some belief or experience in your past is intruding, and it’s […]

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Q&A with Jane Naqvi

Jane Naqvi recently took a moment to answer some questions about her riveting debut novel, Jackjumper. Where did the idea for this book come from? The idea arose from reflecting on my Tasmanian lifestyle combined with a penchant for travel, including the meeting of in-laws and people who had very different lifestyles from mine. Gradually […]

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Q&A with Julia Miller

Julia Miller is the author of Germline, a gripping thriller set in a post pandemic world in which science, history romance and mystery merge together in a world Charles Darwin could never have imagined when he popularised the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’ – Forty South. Dr Ellen Hancock survived the 2064 pandemic but is not yet […]

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