Podcast: Clare Fletcher on Journalism, Rom-Coms and Writing

Podcast: Clare Fletcher on Journalism, Rom-Coms and Writing

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Clare Fletcher talks to Cheryl about journalism, her writing experience with Emily Maguire, and what goes into a good rom-com. Her latest novel, Love Match, is out now.

About the author:

Clare Fletcher was born and raised in St George, in regional Queensland, and studied journalism and business at QUT in Brisbane. After graduating she moved to Sydney for an internship at the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, and has been there ever since, with the exception of a couple of years spent freelancing and falling in love in New York. Clare currently manages communications for the Walkley Foundation and is working on her second novel. In 2019 she completed the Year of the Novel Course at Writing NSW with Emily Maguire. In 2021, her short story Death’s Waiting Room won the Body In The Library category at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Clare lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.

Reviews

Q&A: Clare Fletcher, Author of Love Match

Review | Author Related

7 September 2023

Q&A: Clare Fletcher, Author of Love Match

    Love, Friendship and Sport: Read an Extract from Love Match by Clare Fletcher

    Review | Extract

    30 August 2023

    Love, Friendship and Sport: Read an Extract from Love Match by Clare Fletcher

      A Hilarious and Heartfelt Country Rom-Com: Read Our Review of Love Match by Clare Fletcher

      Review | Our Review

      29 August 2023

      A Hilarious and Heartfelt Country Rom-Com: Read Our Review of Love Match by Clare Fletcher

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          Publisher details

          Love Match
          Author
          Clare Fletcher
          Publisher
          Penguin
          Genre
          Fiction
          Released
          29 August, 2023
          ISBN
          9781761046803

          Synopsis

          A new romantic comedy from the author of Five Bush Weddings

          In a town like South Star, everyone knows Sarah Childs’ name, face, entire history… and the fact she’s just been dumped by Johnno West.

          Sarah would happily keep to herself on their property, Dunromin, for the rest of her days. But now her parents are refusing to put her in charge until she spends a year getting more involved in the local community and, yes, dating. Well. She’ll show them community spirit. She’ll be Miss bloody South Star if that’s what it takes. How hard can it be?

          Under small-town surveillance, Sarah rekindles neglected friendships and throws herself in the dating deep end (recruiting the Bush Telegraph, Mabel Peters, to matchmake for her). She joins a new women’s rugby team, the Pink Cockatoos, and even the bristly new cop in town, Sergeant Smith, can't slow Sarah's race to keep up appearances as the perfect daughter, citizen and girlfriend.

          As Sarah moves in with Mabel to help catalogue her vast wardrobe – bringing up memories of Mabel’s beauty pageant past and long-lost friend Rose – vintage fashion might not be all that comes out of the closet.

          Wonderfully funny and very Australian, Love Match is a story about learning a new game, figuring out who you are, and maybe even finding real love.

          Clare Fletcher
          About the author

          Clare Fletcher

          Clare Fletcher was born and raised in St George, in regional Queensland, and studied journalism and business at QUT in Brisbane. After graduating she moved to Sydney for an internship at the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, and has been there ever since, with the exception of a couple of years spent freelancing and falling in love in New York. Clare currently manages communications for the Walkley Foundation and is working on her second novel. In 2019 she completed the Year of the Novel Course at Writing NSW with Emily Maguire. In 2021, her short story Death’s Waiting Room won the Body In The Library category at the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Clare lives in Sydney with her husband and daughter.

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          1. Coral Moulton says:

            Enjoyed this podcast so much as Clare’s own personal story runs like a beautifully intriguing novel in itself. Clare is also very well spoken and comes across as a considerate and humble person which makes me want to seek out her books.