If you follow me on social media, you would have seen that in November last year I signed a deal with HarperCollins Australia for the publication of my debut novel Burnt Out. We now have a firm release date for this beauty, which is January 5, 2022. But why did it take so long? I’ve … More Burnt Out – where is it up to?
Summer in New Orleans means hot days, long nights, spooky stories and surprising new beginnings. Felicity Bell has struggled to move on after her marriage broke down. Her ex has found love again, her children have their own lives, and it’s beginning to feel like her only comfort comes from her dog and her job … More Review: How to Mend a Broken Heart (Rachael Johns)
Australia’s queen of historical romance Mary-Anne O’Connor has done it again. … More Review: ‘Sisters of Freedom’ by Mary-Anne O’Connor
Show me a mum who claims she hasn’t, at some point while mothering in contemporary Australia, fantasised about how much easier life would be if she formed a commune with other mums… and I will show you a liar. … More Review | ‘Grace Under Pressure’ by Tori Haschka
Vanessa McCausland’s latest novel, The Valley of Lost Stories (HarperCollins, 2020), is a beautifully written story which takes place largely in a creepy abandoned mining town. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once home to a burgeoning mining industry, now all that … More Review | The Valley of Lost Stories
Exciting stuff has been going on round here at Suburban Nerves! … More Exciting news!
I’m very proud that two of my poems, ‘Spanish Steps’ and ‘Big Burn’, have been published in the Rochford Street Review (issue 28). … More I’m published in issue 28 of the RSR
We’re in COVID-19 lockdown. On day 6 (is it? I think so) here are some things we’ve learnt so far. … More 12 lessons I’ve learnt so far from COVID-19 isolation
Lapse (Text Publishing, 2019) is set in the sleepy country town of Katinga, where protagonist Clementine Jones is coaching the local AFL team while she wrestles with some dark, dark secrets from her shady past. … More Book Review | Lapse (Sarah Thornton)
In February 2012 I faced an impossible choice: watch the Sydney International Women’s Day March, an institution of local feminist history and activism, die from neglect, or step up and organise it by myself. It was very short notice. The people who had run the march very well the previous year, a Sydney feminist collective, … More Don’t let IWD die