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New York Pitch Conference II: Forster’s Gold

New York Pitch Conference II: Forster’s Gold

New York Pitch Conference II: Forster’s Gold     At first glance it’s not obvious what a twentieth-century English novelist EM Forster, best known in our century as the writer whose work inspired three Merchant Ivory film productions, would have to do with a blog […]

New York Pitch Conference September 2018

New York Pitch Conference September 2018

  New York Pitch Conference September 2018   LATELY I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude – sprung from Latin, connoting thankfulness, and trooping through old French and medieval Latin to arrive, in our century, as “the state of feeling grateful” as Collins Online defines […]

The Hope Nest

The Hope Nest

A Melbourne journalist on the run from the law makes a getaway to a West Australian newspaper. Here she meets a handsome local beau, who becomes her most valuable contact, in a town well practiced at keeping its secrets. Falling in love with her beau comes […]

The Peaceful Terrorist

The Peaceful Terrorist

It is 1979, Iran, and Parisa Mahmoud is a 19-year-old Tehran university student with plans to establish a career in translation. But history intervenes mid way through her university course. Classes are put on hold and students everywhere must reconsider their options as Revolutionary forces take […]

Crazy About Cakes

Crazy About Cakes

Minnie McGill is a Queensland girl living the 1970s Joh Bjelke Petersen era, a time of complex political paranoia machinations. Nine-year-old Minnie doesn’t see the complexities  – only the simple fact of her plan. She lives for the baking world and soon enough she’s got […]

Flip The Thought

Flip The Thought

    It’s summer in Philadelphia, and Gabby McSween is a busy working mum struggling to lose weight. When she meets her vivacious new boss Megan, they uncover striking resemblances about their past – both were inspired by Nadia Comaneci, and both became elite-level gymnasts […]