Review: Stone Girl

Stone Girl moved me and made me think about marginalised youth in a more personal way. It tells the story of Sophie, made a ward of the state after a traumatic incident. She is suffering from low self-worth and grief at the same time as trying to navigate a world where no one appears to … More Review: Stone Girl

The Writing Dog

Originally posted on Arcanum:
He is ever alert to the sounds of her. Footsteps upstairs might mean she is coming. She may yet share the couch with him. He may lay his nose on her leg and sigh, tail thumping the upholstery in a contented rhythm. On frost-laden mornings she greets him and lets him…

The Luminary

Originally posted on Arcanum:
Bessie crouched in the bushes at the top of the paddock. Kangaroos grazed nearby, a joey peeked out of his mother’s pouch as she nosed the grass. The sky was a pale blaze, grey blue with the menace of heat. The house was below, its slate roof dotted with patches of…

The Personal in Writing: A Publication Day Guest Post by Kate Murdoch, Author of Stone Circle

Originally posted on Linda's Book Bag:
I’m always fascinated by how authors write and I’m delighted to welcome Kate Murdoch, author of Stone Circle, to Linda’s Book Bag today to explain a little bit about her take on the adage of ‘write what you know’. Published today, 1st December 2017 by Fireship Press, Stone…