Where the Line Breaks is out in Australia and New Zealand, and I am officially a published author, which is a wonderful sentence to be able to write. It's something I've dreamt of since I wrote my first Batman poem in primary school, and the time I rewrote a Biggles story by changing all the … Continue reading The Path to Publication: Book Birthday!
Where the Line Breaks is out in exactly one month. It's starting to feel very real. One of the very first sparks of inspiration for the book came to me in a very special place: Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula, during the early morning hours of Anzac Day 2013. I wrote all about it … Continue reading Letters from the Writing Trenches: Gallipoli
If you're curious as to what my upcoming debut novel Where the Line Breaks is all about, here's a short video where I discuss the main plot, made for the Books+Publishing newsletter about four new Fremantle Press authors. Books+Publishing is Australia’s number-one source of news about the book industry, keeping subscribers up to date with the … Continue reading Where the Line Breaks Introduction Video
Over the next few months, before Where the Line Breaks is published, I thought it might be interesting to look at the inspiration and the ideas that led me to write the novel. Where the Line Breaks tells the story of The Unknown Digger, a hugely popular but anonymous soldier poet of the First World … Continue reading The Path to Publication: The Digger (Apologies to Rupert Brooke)
Graphic In which our hero does a lot of things and nothing much at all, a blank page is filled, we learn a thing or two about the process and realise that Dream Girl doesn't screen her calls. "Dream Girl sighs, alone in the tunnel. She's wasting all her energy holding back the blood, stopping … Continue reading Unmasked- Part IV
After The Golden Age In which we skip straight to the comics anyway, discover a new level of disdain for the tabloids, encounter a threat and realise that it's not every dream in which we can fly. On Monday, all hell breaks loose. The Morning Herald runs with 'Dream Girl Sleeps With the Enemy' The … Continue reading Unmasked- Part III
Lost in a Good Book In a bookstore in Dublin I feel at home browsing pages like I'm in Perth again, wanting to read everything and nothing judging people on their covers judging books on their blurbs Downstairs, in a corner, hidden away, it seems, I lurk in the poetry section and feel at home … Continue reading Lost in a Good Book