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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June 18, 2018

Well, the day is here ... Sweet Adversity, my historical adventure (for anyone who likes stories about feisty, brave yet vulnerable girls on impossible quests) is out in the world - or 'in the wild' as I call it ... in paperback on book shelves and ebooks across the wo...

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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