In Search of Story ... 

Why in search of story? I'm a writer, I love words and the images they make. So I blog about my never-ending search for stories ... from my own country of Australia to Europe, and home again ... from first idea, to drafts and edits, to published book. 

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November 22, 2018

Yeah, I hear you, 'faithful followers of THAT novel-in-progress'. It's been a long road; 4 years and 8 months to the day - a shorter journey than the years of creating my recently published novel, Sweet Adversity.

THE FOUR SEASONS OF CATERINA has been one hellava j...

November 12, 2018

Sweet Adversity was released on July 1, 2018 ... and it's been a great ride so far.  Over this past month, I've been travelling to Hobart, Victoria, Sydney on my mini-book tour. It's been such fun ... the future of Children's Literature is in safe hands with some...

September 28, 2017

Four months ago, I'd promised to tell you a bit about Sweet Adversity's journey through a professional structural/copy edit with HarperCollins, my novel's publisher. Broken promise, I'm afraid!

But I'm back again after finishing a fabulous editing experience under the p...

June 20, 2017

If you're like me, you live in your head much of the time. You can't help it ... it's where your stories first came from, and your characters as well.

But I haven't met an author yet who can keep secret a story that agitates and forces you to write draft after draf...

May 30, 2017

Authors are funny animals. Everyday, we inhabit storybook worlds. We reside in our characters’ heads. And there’s nothing quite like the excitement of fictional characters coming to life in a real book.

Adversity McAllister is someone you won’t know yet, but o...

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