Podcast: Becoming an Author with Fiona McCallum

Podcast: Becoming an Author with Fiona McCallum

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Cheryl Akle talks with Fiona McCallum about becoming a published author, obsessive tendencies, and Fiona’s book, ‘Finding Hannah’.

Podcast guest: Fiona McCallum

Fiona McCallum was raised on a farm in South Australia. She now lives in suburban Adelaide, but remains a country girl at heart. Fiona writes ‘heart-warming journey of self-discovery stories’ that draw on her life experiences, love of animals and fascination with the human condition. She is the author of nine Australian bestsellers. Making Peace is her tenth novel.

Duration: 30 mins

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                      Publisher details

                      Making Peace
                      Author
                      Fiona McCallum
                      Publisher
                      Harlequin
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      19 March, 2018

                      Synopsis

                      From Australia's master storyteller comes an uplifting story of new and old friendships, letting go of the past and looking to the future…It's been a year since Hannah Ainsley lost her husband and parents – her whole family – in a car crash on Christmas morning. Despite her overwhelming loss, she's worked hard to pull the pieces of her life together with the help of a group of dear, loyal friends. But while Hannah is beginning to become excited about the future again, she's concerned that her best friend and talented artist Sam is facing a crisis of her own. It's now Hannah's turn to be Sam's rock – can she save Sam's dreams from unravelling?When Hannah returns to work after her holidays, she can't settle. She's loved her job for a decade, and it's been her lifeline during her grief. But something's changed. She's changed. And for all this time she's avoided knowing the details of the accident or investigation – what would be the point, she'd thought, when nothing will bring her loved ones back? But after a chance meeting, it's all there in front of her – and, like ripples in a pond, it extends beyond her own experiences. Could knowing be the key to her recovery? Could her involvement be the key to someone else's?From Australia's master storyteller comes an uplifting story of new and old friendships, letting go of the past and looking to the future...

                      Publisher details

                      Finding Hannah
                      Author
                      Fiona McCallum
                      Publisher
                      Harlequin
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      20 March, 2017

                      Synopsis

                      Hannah Ainsley has the perfect life — an adoring husband, a close relationship with her parents, a wonderful job, and amazing friends. Best of all, it's Christmas — her favourite day of the whole year! It's a time to share with her family and friends, and enjoy the festivities.But this year will be like no other. Tragedy strikes and Hannah's world is shattered. If she's going to cope, she's going to need all the support she can gather and draw on every bit of her strength. Life will never be the same again but it's soon clear she has no alternative but to pull together a future from the remaining fragments.As Hannah heads towards the next festive season she will have to make a decision — should she stay with the people who have supported her or should she leave? Could the answer lie in a delayed gift?Fiona McCallum's most touching novel so far is a rich tapestry of deep emotions that is sure to capture the hearts of many.
                      Fiona McCallum
                      About the author

                      Fiona McCallum

                      Fiona McCallum spent her childhood years on the family cereal and wool farm outside a small town on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. An avid reader and writer, she decided at age nine that she wanted to be the next Enid Blyton! She is the author of PaychequeNowhere Else, Wattle Creek, Saving Grace, Time will Tell and Meant to Be.

                      Books by Fiona McCallum

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                      1. Janette Daniel says:

                        Hi Fiona, love your writing, started with Pay Cheque and was delighted to find out it was horse! Then came Saving Grace and on and on………My partner (male) loves yours books too – a great indicator that the story is hitting all the right spots.

                        Just hearing your comments of romance novels – so agree. I am over the mushy/raunchy lines, a true love story is so much more. Also the family/friends relationships are great.
                        I haven’t read Hannah yet, so must get that before I read the new one. Also, the comments on grief resonated.

                        Keep up the great work Fiona! cheers Jan