interview with sara foster

Sara Foster

I recent read Australian author Sara Foster’s third novel Shallow Breath after Random House Australia so kindly sent me a copy of the book to review. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel that explored themes of animal cruelty. You can read my review here. I was also given the opportunity to interview Sara, something I was very excited about (it’s always fun to interview authors after reading their work) and Sara was so lovely in her responses. Hope you enjoy reading her answers as much as I did! Read More

interview with deborah o’brien

Deborah O’Brien, author of “Mr Chen’s Emporium”

As most of you would know, I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of Mr Chen’s Emporium, the debut novel of Australian writer Deborah O’Brien by Random House Australia to review, which you can read here. What you may not know is that part of being sent the book and taking part in a ‘blog tour’, I had the opportunity to interview Deborah about the book. The interview didn’t happen in person, it happened through email, but I loved the answers to her questions and I’m extremely excited to read more of her work. Quite simply, Deborah is a delight. I find myself identifying with her quite a lot, not only in how she writes, but what she writes. I am strongly driven by grief and loss and through reading Mr Chen’s Emporium and interviewing Deborah, it is obvious that it is an influencing factor in her writing. I also identify strongly with character-writing over plot-writing. Keep reading to see the interview.  Read More

do you know what multiple sclerosis looks like?

This story was originally published on Mamamia here.

My dear friend Justice Campbell looks like any other 20 (nearly 21) year old out there. She’s blonde, pretty, smart and so funny that some think she should have her own comedy show. Around two years ago, Justice started to experience pins and needles, tingling, numbness, migraines and fatigue that were all treated as being unrelated to one another. Then just over 12 months ago, something happened to tip the scales. Read More

archive: a moment with akmal saleh

I’m currently the Entertainment Writer at CSU Bathurst’s student magazine Interpellator, which, until now, has meant me writing about celebrities and Hollywood – my favourite things. But luckily enough for me, today I got my first opportunity to interview someone – Australian comedian Akmal Saleh!

I’ve always found him hilarious so I naturally jumped at the chance to have a chat to him (over the phone of course) after someone from A-List Entertainment gave me his home phone number (yes, that’s right), I rang him and we had a quick chat about his upcoming show in Bathurst. Read More