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Wielding our power with Julie Mayhew

Our first guest for season 4 has done just about everything. Julie Mayhew is an author, radio dramatist, playwright, screen writer, actress and journalist. We chat with Julie about her new book, Impossible Causes, ¬†what it’s like to write across so many mediums and separating […]

Spilling the tea part 3

Spilling the tea part 3

In this shorter episode Michelle and Caitlin are chatting about supporting independent book stores, the rise of the beach read, how intimidating literary fiction can seem, a lucky library sale purchase and what the heck Cats is actually about. Stay tuned to the end for […]

While you were writing with Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

While you were writing with Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus

The Book Ninjas are back! We welcome Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus back to Better Words to discuss their second bookish rom-com, While You Were Reading. We explore the changes in writing a second book and the publication challenge of including real #bookstagram shots in […]

Written in the stars with Danielle Wood

Written in the stars with Danielle Wood

Danielle Wood, Minnie Darke or Angelica Banks? Our guest goes by a few names but we just called her Danielle. You’ve probably seen Star Crossed on your Instagram and whether you follow astrology or not, it’s a very fun read. We talked to Danielle about […]

Learn, write and rise with Renee Watson

Learn, write and rise with Renee Watson

Renee Watson is a New York Times best selling author and has published multiple middle grade and young adult novels. Her poetry and fiction explores the lived experiences of black girls and women, and the intersections of race, class, gender, and body image. We talk […]

Grieving in words with Helena Fox

Grieving in words with Helena Fox

Our guest is very well travelled and is now based in Wollongong, New South Wales. Helena Fox is celebrating the publication of her debut, How It Feels To Float. We talked to her about grief being a unique and individual experience, mental health, characters, and […]

Embracing and loving YA with Michael Earp

Embracing and loving YA with Michael Earp

Michael is a editor, bookseller and writer who loves children’s and young adult literature. While chatting to him, we spent the whole conversation gushing about books. Key topics include Kindred: 12 #LoveOzYA Stories, Underdog Short Stories and his experience in the bookish community. In our […]

Women make history with Clare Wright

Women make history with Clare Wright

We learned a lot in this episode and we hope you do too. Clare Wright is a historian and award winning author. She talked to us about the Australian’s women suffragette movement and how women won the right to vote. We also chatted to Clare […]

Creating your authentic self with Sara Tasker

Creating your authentic self with Sara Tasker

How can we live as our most authentic selves? Sara Tasker is a writer, photographer, business coach, podcaster, Instagram guru and author. She joins us to talk all about the process of writing and putting together her book and living a creative life. Our chat […]

Fairy tales and folklore with Kate Forsyth

Fairy tales and folklore with Kate Forsyth

It’s our first LIVE episode! So, we’ve decided to keep it simple and just present to you our interview with the incredible Kate Forsyth at CapriCon Rockhampton 2019. We discuss how a childhood trauma shaped her passion for reading, the origins of fairytales and the […]