Writing can be a lonely business. As much as I love working from home and not having to brush my hair, I sometimes long to meet other writers who share this rather odd career path. Perth Writers Festival gave me this opportunity. I discovered that not only are there other writers living in Perth, but they are just as keen as I am to meet others.
Post festival, six of us met at Natasha Lester’s beautiful house and ate chocolate cake. We decided to start our own blog series, Writers Ask Writers, to answer the questions that readers often ask. The more writers, the more variety in our answers and experiences, and we hope we can give readers a broader view of the industry.
We’ll also be running some book giveaways. The first one begins next Monday, and offers a chance to win a copy of every book all six of us have published: 12 in total! Watch this space for more.
So, I believe some introductions are in order…
Dawn Barker is the author of the newly published Fractured. She is a Child Psychiatrist who grew up in Scotland, moving to Australia in 2009. The novel deals with post-partum depression and is a riveting and absorbing read.
Natasha Lester is the award-winning author of What Is Left Over, After and the just-released If I Should Lose You. It’s next on my to-be-read pile. She has the most beautiful writing room ever! I will also be running a sold-out course with Natasha on May 18th called Refine Your Manuscript.
The first blog post in the Writers Ask Writers series will be published next Wednesday 24th April! The book giveaway goes live via Facebook on Tuesday 30th April. Here are our Writers Ask Writers blog posts: