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Interview: Kara Isaac

Wellington’s own Kara Isaac, contemporary romance author of Close to You and the just released  Can’t Help Falling, chats to NZ Booklovers abut Narnia, writing and some of her favourite things. Can’t Help Falling centres around two Narnia fans. What is your relationship with this classic series? I’ve loved the Chronicles of Narnia since I was a… Read More

You have to get to a certain age to really be able to appreciate a book like this. You have to be able to look back on your childhood with a few years of perspective to be able to understand and articulate your reading habits and the effect that they may have had on your… Read More

It’s that time of year again — the time when everyone starts making promises to themselves to eat better, exercise more and get back to that hobby they’ve been neglecting since god knows when. If you’re anything like I was, chances are that writing is that hobby for you: the one you’ve been guiltily letting… Read More

Australian-born author Geraldine Brooks has enjoyed a successful career as a journalist and foreign correspondent before turning her hand to literature, both fiction and non-fiction. In 2006 she was awarded the Pulitzer prize for fiction for her novel March, she has been a New York Times bestseller more than one once, and her books have been translated into… Read More

I’ve been reading a fair few books lately which were designed to have a “message” – that is, to convince the reader of a certain point of view, using fiction as a medium for the author’s voice. Message fiction and I don’t usually get along: I have never enjoyed being told what to do, and… Read More

What could be scarier than the prospect of losing your mind; of being told that you will forget your own history, your own immediate past and everyone in it, including yourself. You will forget what you had for lunch yesterday, the name of your friends, and you will forget whether the reason you are sitting… Read More

Itching to write a Young Adult novel? Want your name to be tacked onto the list of authors who have risen to YA novel stardom? Do you, too, want to join the legions of others who have become a New York No. 1 Bestselling author? I’m hearing a resounding yes. Here, my YA inclined friend… Read More

Author Dawn McMillan writes children’s fiction and non-fiction books. She has published over 15 picture books and over 140 educational readers, which are used in schools in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada. McMillan’s book Why Do Dogs Sniff Bottoms? won the Children’s Choice Award at the 2003 New Zealand Post Book Awards… Read More

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