Karen Tayleur, author of Chasing Boys and the newly-released Hostage, talks about an author’s relationship with her characters. Spend enough time with characters from a book and they become real to you. They don’t belong to the author anymore, but are entities in their own right. As a young reader I counted Katy (What Katy Did), [...]
Archive for October, 2009
When Ella’s family moves from Melbourne to Newcastle she is drawn away from her friends and boyfriend–from ballet school to the surfing scene, and the predictable new love interest she finds there.
K. Overman-Edmiston, the author of The Avenue of Eternal Tranquillity writes about the genesis of her novel. I love to travel, and I often use experiences from my travels in my writing. For example, when flying from Vienna to Moscow a few years ago, I had a bout of food poisoning so, on reaching the hotel [...]
As frequent readers will no doubt know, we are extremely excited about the upcoming launch of Boomerang Books’ new website on 1 November 2009. But what exactly have our developers cooked up for you? Well, we can say that it’s an industry-leading online bookstore platform, and we can tell you how great we think it [...]
THE FIRST BOXER is the sequel to THE SCHUMANN FREQUENCY Christopher Ride’s hugely successful debut thriller. Christopher Ride was born in Canberra, Australia, in 1965.
Books based on blogs seem to be the flavour of the moment. The blog-turned-book Stuff White People Like did incredibly well and we now have the first movie based on a book based on a blog in Julie and Julia. In light of this blogging/authoring/filmmaking trend I’ve looked back at five classic books to see [...]
OCTOBER MAJOR GIVEAWAY Variety is the spice of life, and this month’s prize pack’s spicy indeed! Spend a year in Girl Hell, search for truth, live a hilarious life alongside a comedian, and learn to cook for a growing family on a shrinking budget, in a pack that includes: The Ghost’s Child by Sonya Hartnett [...]