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Guest Blog: Fiona McArthur

Hello there Fleur and thanks so much for asking me to drop in. I’m chuffed as I love your books and your website – and those fabulous agricultural women’s stories. I’m not a farmer, though I can drive a tractor, and one of our sons has a few head of friendly cattle on our land.…

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Guest blog: Karen Viggers, The Grass Castle

I have been a fan of Karen Viggers‘ writing since I read ‘The Stranding’ a few years back. That books was followed by “The Light Keeper’s Wife’ and now. ‘The Grass Castle’. Karen is such a versatile writer and never disappoints. Here she is talking about ‘The Grass Castle’. Hi Fleur. Thanks so much for…

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Guest Blog: Annabelle Brayley

Introducing the lovely Annabelle Brayley of OUTBACK NURSES fame! SHe’s chatting about her love of rural fiction and her new offering, Outback Nurses. Hello Fleur, Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest on your blog. Although I generally write non-fiction myself, Australian fiction captivates me and the evolution of the authors…

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Guest Blog: Tracking North by Kerry McGinnis

Okay, got to admit straight up, I’m a huge fan of Kerry McGinnis! Loved her first few books, including her non-fiction piece, Pieces of Blue and late last year, she releases another book called Mallee Sky. That is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Kerry and I are sharing shelf…

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The A – Z of Farming…

How much do you know about farming? If you remember a couple of years ago, I ran a segment called 52 Farmer blogs, in conjunction with the Australian Year of the Farmer. This year, it’s the International Year of the Family Farm and two other family farmers are going to join me here while we…

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The Perfect Wife by Katherine Scholes

“ I’m a big fan of Katherine Scholes. The first book of her’s I read was Lioness. I then went and tracked down all her other books, as I usually do when I find an author I love. Here’s Katherine talking about the writing of her new offering; The Perfect Wife. “I’m so glad to…

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The women who inspire me

I guess all of us have people who inspire us. Women we look at and muter under out breath, ‘I wish I could be like her.’ They might be great mums, family people, have achieved greatness in their line of work, or overcome some type of adversity and come out stronger women. Well I’m here…

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Guest author: Therese Creed

At the moment, the Rural Lit genre is growing incredibly fast. It seems every month there is not one, but two or three new releases finding their way onto the shelves, everywhere. Today marks the in-store date for debut author Therese Creed. Her novel Redstone Station is published by my publishers, Allen and Unwin and…

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Guest blog: Honey Brown

  I think everyone who comes onto my site, knows I love thrillers, murder mysteries and crime novels. This also includes psychological thrillers. Silence of the Lambs is a book I love – and yes, I love the movie too. Honey Brown writes such books and Dark Horse is her latest offering. As with many…

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The French Promise by Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh is a master story teller. I’m in awe of the tales she tells and how she writes –  often with three book on the go at one time. I could only dream of doing something like that! I loved The French Promise so very much and I’m sure you will too. Fiona is…

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Guest blog: Maggie Groff

I’m really pleased to have Maggie here today. I read her book, Good News Bad News a few weeks ago and I have to say, it’s an absolute cracker! It’s witty, addictive – I was hooked from the first page – and fast-paced. If any of you are fans of Sue Grafton (which I am)…

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Guest Blog: Kathryn Ledson

Hi Fleur and thanks so much for inviting me to your website. I’m becoming such a fan of rural fiction. I’ve usually got my nose stuck in some crime novel or other but last year had a couple of rural writing friends get published, and now I find I’m drawn to that genre more and…

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I’ve been tagged!

So, I’ve been tagged… I’m not really sure how any of this works, but Lisa Heidke tagged me to answer some questions about my current release or what I’m working on now. I chose my current release, Silver Clouds, because that’s probably of more interest to you guys than what is a year away for…

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Life and times of Chester Lewis

Steve Rossiter on The Life and Times of Chester Lewis

Fleur has kindly let me drop by with a guest blog post to tell you about one of my latest projects, The Life and Times of Chester Lewis. In addition to being a contributing author, and the editor and publisher for this book, I run The Australian Literature Review www.auslit.net.   The book concept The…

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Guest blog: Shirley Moore co-author of My Droving Days

As a lover of anything country, I’m really excited to have Shirley Moore here today, talking about the forgotten job of droving. Welcome Shirley! Thank you Fleur for having me on your guest blog and giving me the opportunity to talk about why I wrote the book. This is the first time I’ve written a…

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Guest blog: Barbara Hannay author of Zoe’s Muster

I’m glad to have Barbara here today, to tell us all about her book, Zoe’s Muster. Once it hit the shelves, it flew off again, very quickly and has been received really well by readers. Here’s Barbara: I’m a little overawed blogging here about Zoe’s Muster with REAL farmers. I have to confess that while…

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Guest Blog: Evan McHugh author of Outback Stations

Evan McHugh is my guest today, talking about his latest book, Outback Stations. Of course this subject is something I’m pretty familiar with and my love of the station country is well known. You’ll probably all realise this book is firmly entrenched in my bookshelf! Here’s Evan: While researching previous outback books, the names of…

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