Hazel Edwards, Author of Hijabi Girl

Authorpreneur Hazel Edwards is back with a new book. A collaboration with first time author Ozge Alkan, Hijabi Girl is the story of a young girl who wears a hijab, has a fun group of friends, and aspires to have her own Aussie rules football team. I caught up with Hazel recently to talk about…

Danielle Wheeldon & David Snowdon, The Nerdy Birdy

The Nerdy Birdy is a children’s book with a strong anti-bullying message. It was self published by author Danielle Wheeldon and illustrator David Snowdon with the aid of crowdfunding through Pozible. I recently caught up with them to talk about producing the book and their resulting success with it. They also offer some advice for…

Hazel Edwards, Authorpreneur

Hazel Edwards is best known for her children’s book “There’s A Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake”, but she has published over 200 books on a variety of subjects during her career. Some of her other notable releases include “F2M: The Boy Within”, a young adult novel about gender transition co-written with Ryan Kennedy; “Trail…

Michael Robotham, Crime Writer

Last weekend, the Bendigo Writers Festival was in town and I caught up with crime writer Michael Robotham for a chat. We talk about real life inspirations, ghostwriting for a Spice Girl, and encounters with the likes of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King. For this episode, I decided to try recording outside. In retrospect, not…

Sue Gillett, Bendigo Writers Festival

Dr Sue Gillett is a lecturer at La Trobe University Bendigo and a program coordinator for the Bendigo Writers Festival. Photo by Megan Spencer. The Bendigo Writers Festival takes place 8-10 August 2014. For more information visit its website: bendigowritersfestival.com.au. As promised, here is the “Bendigo” song from last year’s festival: ‘Bendigo’ Words by the…