Who am I?
I’m a writer living near Sydney, Australia. I write short personal essays which I publish on my website and spend the rest of my time working sporadically on various book ideas. I have a background in communications and have worked as a film editor and a teacher.
I live with my husband and two naughty whippets and reading is my passion. I literally spend hours every week searching for new and delightful books. I also love eating, so I like to collect recipes.
What kind of books do I read?
I enjoy books that are well-written, but not too high-brow. This includes thrillers, contemporary and literary fiction, and the occasional romantic comedy. I love reading children’s books, especially if I’m stressed or anxious. I sometimes read historical fiction and science-fiction, but rarely fantasy or horror. They’re not my thing.
I like books that are funny, surprising, heart-breaking and interesting. Anything well-written is on my radar, regardless of the genre. I also read non-fiction, mainly memoir, and books on writing.
Who is this newsletter for?
If you love reading but sometimes find it hard to find just the right book, then you’ve come to the right place. I read a lot and love to recommend my favourite reads to my friends, family and newsletter subscribers.
You may not love all of them, but it will certainly give you some ideas about what to read next.
I like to interact with other book lovers, so if you read a book I’ve recommended, let me know what you think. It’s fine if you don’t like it! The world is a big place and if we all liked the same books it would be boring.
And don’t forget to let me know what you’re currently reading. This is a two-way street and I can’t actually read every book that’s published, so please send me your recommendations.
Book Chat comes out every two weeks and it’s free. If you like it, tell your friends. The more the merrier.
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