Born and bred in Perth, Western Australia, Amber attends one of the best public schools in the state. With her year group the biggest in school, it���s hard to get noticed; teachers, students and guys alike. Follow her on her journey through Year 11 as a typical teen girl, navigating her way through life.���Happily Amber After is an ongoing, fictional, diarised story through the eyes of West Australian teenager, Amber A.��Packed full of teenage drama, love and heartbreak, there is never a dull moment on Happily Amber After!
Memoir on first fourteen years of life as incarcerated by her parents in Ireland. Escaped through help by Salvation Army to live in Australia now runs a successful blog helping other Complex PTSD suffers cope with trauma associated systoms. Advocate for those coping with the Mental Health System. Professor of Sociology.
Short Story Shakedown reviews the best short stories ever written, and celebrates the writers who wrote them. Writers reviewed in the past include J.D. Salinger, Miranda July, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolff, Franz Kafka, Richard Brautigan and Peter Carey. If you love short stories and great writing, Short Story Shakedown is your must stop blog for all things short, sharp and enduring.
A humourous blog detailing life in Northern NSW as a mother of two children. A personal blog that touches on topics the average mother of young children would like to read and based on the children book club "One Sunny Day". With guest blogs from other North Coast Mumblers and professionals, and it's lighthearted and funny tone, this is a great blog for parents and Northern Rivers residents.
Gabrielle Bryden is an Australian writer and poet living in a small village on the shores of Hervey Bay, Queensland. She is also an autism advocate and mother of a child with high functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome. Her blog includes poetry, stories, photography, and articles on autism spectrum disorder.
I'm highly versed in the art of underachieving, so much so that I'd have to say that it is my greatest achievement to date. Underachievers like me have taken the easy option all our lives, settled for second best, been satisfied with the unsatisfactory.But spurred on by an overwhelming feeling of dissatisfaction lately, I have made the decision to turn things around,and achieve something really exciting before I turn fifty. I might write a book! I might run the New York Marathon! I might score a guest gig on The Circle!Could I become an overachiever? I don't know but I'm sure going to give it a half hearted attempt.Blogging my journey to self fulfillment - Cheaper than seeing a therapist.Would love you to join me, I need a bit of moral support!
A collection of my creative writing pieces that I have been writing over the last few years. Blog posts include pieces that have been submitted into university creative writing classes, as well as some newer works. Works can be classified as creative non-fiction and fiction, poetry and stories. There are many diferent topics that are covered but most stem from personal experiences or thoughts: hence the title of my blog page "Daydreams, Nightmares and Realities".
Scheherazade's Den is a place to go which explores the multi-dimensional life of mamahood - the place where creativity, writing, mothering, loving, working, cooking and trying to keep your sanity intersect. This blog aims to be as honest as possible about this sometimes conflicting experience of creative and free spirited mamas.
In December 2008, I took the plunge and moved 'back home' to the south coast of NSW with my husband and two boys in tow. Not to a glamorous farmhouse with picturesque cows and verdant pastures. Nor to a contemporary glass-and-steel sand castle beside pristine waters. Nope, I washed up in a pink 1960s fibro, slap bang in the middle of a not-city town. Here, I manage motherhood, freelance writing, my ambitions to be a novelist and the day-to-day getting on with it of life in a pink fibro.
Leanne Davidson is the children's author of the popular 'Quizzical' series, as well as Alby and the Cat. She also wrote the text to A Classic Christmas Treasury: Carols and Stories. Blog with her about books, or anything to do with writing!
SquiggleMum: a mother's heart - a teacher's mind - a writer's handI am a teacher-turned-mother currently being raised by two amazing little kids. I squiggle about a range of topics regarding parenting and education. I particularly love sharing ideas about literacy, play, outdoor education and family values. Through blogging I have the opportunity to share my heart for mothering and my thoughts about learning. (Plus I get to review and give away amazing products for Aussie families!)
I blog about writing, teaching writing and books. My blog is aimed at writers and readers who are interested in fiction and how it is written. I offer tips and personal experiences about being a published writer and teacher of writing.