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The short story ‘London via Paris and Rome’ came to me in an opening sentence: We moved to a new share house on Union Street and from there on it was all home brew, new faces and an evening...
6am. Wake up. In our household there is no need for alarms, for we have three of them: Ruby (eight), Sasha (six) and Lucy (four). Before attending to them, I spend 15 minutes free-writing, recording my incredibly vivid dreams, and the insightful thoughts that come courtesy of my fertile subconscious. My children sit patiently in […]
Rosemary catching up with friends who shared their stories in the book It has been almost two years since the release of Rosemary Sayer’s book More to the story –conversations with refugees. Lucky for us, we were able to sit down and have a quick chat about her PhD, as well as her recent work with […]
  One book down, are there more I wonder? I have spent a lot of time creating words for tour brochures for the garden tours I lead.  They are meant to encourage people to join me. I used to write my garden descriptions for the Open Garden Scheme to entice visitors. Always trying to entice […]
Margaret River Press just signed a contract to work with Paul Iskov for a book of recipes and stories about his dining experience Fervor. We interviewed Robert Wood to talk about the book and his role in compiling the stories. Can you tell us a little bit about the book?  The book with Fervor is […]
Due to launch in December 2017, Bree's Forest Adventure is Margaret River Press' first children's book by two Margaret River locals. With words by Miriam Wei Wei Lo and illustrations by her daughter, Emily-Rose Lochore, this special mother-daughter story has a soft spot in our hearts. Miriam and Emily-Rose took a moment out of their busy schedules to chat with us about the book.
Our day starts in darkness, always. My dogs could hear an eyelid opening from outer space so the first job of the day is to run them ­– head torches and water proof jackets in place. After that it’s into the vortex of caring for fifteen horses and getting the family dressed, fed, ready and […]
Long Live the Library It was Saturday and I had work to do, but the house was a mess and the kids were hell-bent on making it messier. It’s a small place with no study so I usually work at the kitchen table. I wondered where best to escape to for some peace; a café […]
The Great Leap Forward by John Jenkins   I began writing verse in the early 1970s, and have subsequently had much poetry published and anthologised. To make a living, as one must do, I became a journalist, working mainly in Melbourne and Sydney, but also overseas, variously on magazines, newspapers and some radio. Between 1975 […]
Forever on the road, Jacqueline Hagan offers a glimpse into her energetic lifestyle as a fish lover and writer: “We are driving from Tirana in Albania to Prizren in Kosovo. Ever on the alert for a fishy meal and a travel story, an hour out of Tirana we reach the shores of Patok Lagoon and spot […]
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