Australian and international authors talk about their books and how they got published or how they self-published. Listeners, writers and readers will also hear about what's going on in our local writing community.
Chris Hammer and Fiona Palmer
Once again, Chris Hammer’s protagonist, Martin Scarsden, confronts murder and corruption but this time Sydney is where the action takes place. Martin doesn’t know if he can trust anyone – not even his paramour Mandalay Blonde. Appropriately, the book is entitled, 'Trust'.The 'Tiny White Lies' are told to protect the ones we love or perhaps they are to cover the secrets we are embarrassed to have exposed. Fiona Palmer has written another family drama with beleivable characters and issues.
Gary Disher and Sandi Wallace
Some people find consolation in their obsessions and some of those obsessions can lead to murder. Gary Disher explores that psychological conundrum in the next instalment of his Hirschhausen series, 'Consolation', where a country cop deals with everything from the mundane to multiple murders.How far would desperate farmers go to save or make money? Could stock theft lead to manslaugter or murder? Sandi Wallace's crime novel 'Black Cloud' has police and journalists following a small crime which evolves into tragedy.
Rosalie Ham and Ellie Marney
20 years ago Rosalie Ham gave us Tilly Dunnage from Dungatar in her debut novel and has followed it with another story of fun and frocks in 'The Dressmaker's Secret'.‘None Shall Sleep’ is Ellie Marney’s disturbing insight into the world of an adolescent serial killer. Can the name of the killer currently on the loose be discovered before more gruesome murders occur?
Benjamin Stevenson and Tobias McCorkell
The power of words can change lives, and the power of revenge can live for a long time in Benjamin Stevenson's crime novel 'The Other Side Of Midnight'. Boys need a discourse and language that help them grapple with the challenges faced on the road to maturity. Tobias McCorkell explores this notion in his novel, 'Everything In Its Right Place', as his protagonist ‘crosses the river ‘ - the social classes that divide Melbourne.
Rawah Arja and S L Lim
What can teenage boys learn about themselves from playing sport? Lots, especially in Rawah Arja's amusing and insighful novel, 'The F Team'.A sibling exacts a form of retribution for being denied opportunities and choices by her domineering brother in S L Lim’s novel, 'Revenge'.
Petronella McGovern and S R White
Petronella McGovern's suspense novel of kindness and berayal culminates when 'The Good Teacher' crosses the line from professional to personal.A murder mystery and a suspect without a motive – S R White’s novel, 'Hermit', is a psychological expose of the cat and mouse game that is the interrogation process.