Farewell to the Father: Tim Elliott’s memoir-writing process

To see my client Tim Elliott's memoir Farewell to the Father make the cover of The Good Weekend last weekend (left), as well as this extract on news.com.au, was pretty exciting, to say the least. I've already received several emails from people who read one of the extracts, bought and read the…

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Developmental editing: Anna Bligh’s memoir Through the Wall

Being based in Sydney again I am happy to be able to attend client events in person -- such as the Sydney launch this week of Anna Bligh's important memoir, Through the Wall, at HarperCollins HQ. I was Anna's development editor. What that means is that HarperCollins engaged me to help her take the book…

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Does this make me a Woman of Letters?

I've always aspired to be a "woman of letters," so I'm pretty excited to report that I'll be appearing at Housing Works Bookstore in SoHo this Wednesday 27th March, from 7.00pm at New York's first Women of Letters Literary Salon. It's official! In an effort to help revive the nostalgic art…

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The young widow and the academy

I was honoured and delighted to learn that my memoir The Young Widow's Book of Home Improvement is now the subject of a long article in academic journal TEXT. Senior Lecturer Bernadette Brennan, of the University of Sydney's English Department, has just published 'Frameworks of grief: Narrative as an act of healing…

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