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Cathartic Writing Experience: Tena Clark on her memoir Southern Discomfort

November 19, 2018

About the author: Born and raised in Mississippi, Tena Clark is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, music producer and activist. She has written and produced for music legends including Aretha Franklin, Leann Rimes and Dionne Warwick, and has contributed to multi-platinum soundtracks forMy Best Friend’s Wedding and Desperate Housewives, among many other films and television programs. […] - Read more


Writing about the Black Death: Minette Walters on her new book, The Turn of Midnight

About the author: Photo by Fabio De Paola Minette Walters was one of the most successful crime fiction writers in the world. Published to critical acclaim in over 34 countries, each new novel reached the top of the Australian bestseller lists. Her last crime novel was The Chameleon’s Shadow in 2007. The Last Hours saw Minette moving in an exciting […] - Read more


Rural Reads: Frauke Bolten-Boshammer’s favourite books about strong, outback women

About the Author Frauke Bolten-Boshammer arrived with her family in Kununurra, WA, in 1981 and launched a jewellery shop in town in the early 90s. After starting out as a display cabinet in a Kununurra gift shop, her business, Kimberley Fine Diamonds marked its 25th anniversary in 2016. Two and a half decades into business, […] - Read more


Dark Humour Shines: Q&A with Carmel Bird on writing Family Skeleton

November 16, 2018

About the Author: Carmel Bird is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Her first collection of short stories appeared in 1976. Since then she has published novels, essays, anthologies, children’s books and also manuals on how to write. Purchase a copy of Family Skeleton here  Read our review of Family Skeleton here  Family Skeleton […] - Read more


The New Minette Walters: Read an extract from The Turn of Midnight

Start Reading Now ‘So great a plague has never been heard of from the beginning of the world to the present day… The sickness befell people everywhere… and generated such horror that children did not dare to visit their dying parents, nor parents their children, but fled for fear of contagion.’ In The Turn of […] - Read more


Heat, Dust and Diamonds: Read an extract from A Diamond in the Dust by Frauke Bolten-Boshammer

Start Reading Now Love can take us to some very unexpected places. Take a young German woman called Frauke Bolten, whose marriage took her from Europe to a dusty frontier home in the Kimberley, to floods, crocodiles and a life full of twists and turns. Her amazing story, from young wife and mother battling to […] - Read more


Better Reading’s Breaking Book News!

Prizes and Awards: There’s some exciting news about some much-loved 2018 titles, as well as updates about some great new books to add to our to-be-read pile (which, we know, is growing taller with each passing day). UWAP announces 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist UWA Publishing has announced the shortlist for its 2019 Dorothy Hewett […] - Read more


Wanted: The Perfect Jack Reacher

Action hero Jack Reacher is getting a reboot for the small screen after author Lee Child has admitted that Tom Cruise, who played Reacher in two films, does not quite physically embody the character. In Child’s books, Reacher is described as 6ft 5in tall with hands and feet the size of dinner plates. ‘The idea […] - Read more


Better Reading Kids Christmas Giveaway!

To celebrate the upcoming holidays, Better Reading is giving away four exciting children’s Christmas titles! Enter the form below for your chance to win all four! - Read more

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