#SheInspires Jackie French

by Having written over 132 books over a career spanning 17 years, award winning Australian author Jackie French is a literacy icon. Along with her countless awards, Jackie is the ACT’s Children’s Ambassador and a strong advocate for encouraging children to read. […]

The Exclusives: a little underwhelmed

by Author: Rebecca Thornton / Reviewer: Maddy Manning Synopsis: (Allen & Unwin, 2016) In 1996: Freya Seymour and Josephine Grey are invincible – beautiful and brilliant, the two best friends are on the cusp of Oxbridge, and the success they always dreamed […]

Castle of Dreams: Intrigue and lies

by Author: Elise McCune / Reviewer: JP Combe Synopsis: (Allen & Unwin, 2016) Growing up together in a mysterious castle in northern Queensland, Rose and Vivien Blake are very close sisters. But during the Second World War their relationship becomes strained when […]

Helene Young: award-winning romance author

by Whether she is soaring among the clouds as a pilot or cruising the east coast of Australia with her husband on their catamaran, love and adventure are driving themes in the life of Queensland author Helene Young. Helene is an award-winning […]