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Guest Post from Megan Goldin - The Escape Room
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 20/06/2018
Why did Megan Goldin set her new thriller in an elevator? 



Q&A with Megan Hess - Claris the Chicest Mouse in Paris
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 14/06/2018
Our June Children's Book of the Month is Claris the Chicest Mouse in Paris by Megan Hess! 



10 Things You Didn't Know about Sarah J. Maas
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 04/05/2018

Want to know more about your favourite author, Sarah J. Maas? Of course you do! Here are 10 exclusive details Sarah shared with us... 




Q&A with Madeline Miller - Circe
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 30/04/2018

We have come to associate epic stories with traditionally male activities—warfare, ruling, founding cities, etc.  But women’s lives deserve to be considered epic also, allowed the same sense of adventure, excitement and destiny. 

 




Guest Post from Tomi Adeyemi - Children of Blood and Bone
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 13/03/2018
"When I look back at every single story I wrote from the age of 6 to 18, I wasn’t the star. I wasn’t even the sidekick. I couldn’t picture myself as the protagonist because the world told me I couldn’t be one. "

 




Q&A with Tim Winton - The Shepherd's Hut
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 12/03/2018

"Characters and situations always arise from place – that’s just how it works for me." 




Guest Post from Debut Author Tracy Sorensen - 'The Lucky Galah'
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 01/03/2018

"The story of the moon landing, as technical feat, has been told often and well. So let us widen our view. What were women, children and animals doing in that same place at that time? Lucky the Galah, come on down! It’s time to tell your story." 

 




Q&A with Neal Shusterman
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 19/02/2018
The author best-selling YA novel Scythe answers our questions! 



Q&A with Dervla McTiernan
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 19/02/2018

Debut author Dervla McTiernan on her crime novel The Ruin: "I’ve struggled to understand why good people allow terrible things to be done in their name. I think in a way that is a universal question, not just an Irish one. And in the novel, I found myself coming back to that question, trying to find an answer to it." 




Q&A with Sunni Overend author of 'The Rules of Backyard Croquet'
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 25/01/2018
All's fair in love and couture ... Sunni Overend answers our questions about 'The Rules of Backyard Croquet'



An Original Short Story from 'Stella & Margie' author Glenna Thomson
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 11/01/2018
A semi-autobiographical short story about being sandwiched between generations above and below from Glenna Thomson, the author of Stella and Margie. 



Q&A with Sofie Laguna for her new novel 'The Choke'
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 22/11/2017
The Choke  is a brilliant, haunting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can't be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature.  Sofie Laguna, winner of the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her novel The Eye of the Sheep, once again shows she is a writer of rare empathy, originality and blazing talent. 



Guest post from Holly Wainwright : The Mummy Bloggers
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 10/10/2017
In her debut novel, The Mummy Bloggers, Holly Wainwright introduces us to Elle Campbell - champion blogger who's made it big on social media posting about her perfect life. Here, Holly discusses writing a villain for the Instagram age...



Q&A with Jay Kristoff
Posted to Author Interviews by Tonile Wortley on 04/10/2017
International best-selling author Jay Kristoff stopped by to answer some questions about his books and to also give some book recommendations... He's very generous that way! 



Guest post from Brooke McAlary: Tame the Technology
Posted to Author Interviews by Tonile Wortley on 04/10/2017
'Dear Mr & Mrs Jones, I am writing to inform you of my withdrawal from the race to keep up with you ...' 

Brooke McAlary, author of Slow and host of The Slow Home Podcast, shares seven distraction-busting tips to tame the technology for good.



Q&A with Kaira Rouda
Posted to Author Interviews by Tonile Wortley on 25/09/2017
Kaira Rouda is an award-winning USA Today best-selling author and we love her very first psychological thriller Best Day Ever. Kaira stopped by the blog to answer some questions we had about the book. 



Q&A with Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, and Fiona Wood
Posted to Author Interviews by Tonile Wortley on 01/09/2017
Three much loved, award-winning Australian YA authors have collaborated to write Take Three Girls, a novel about friendship, feminism, identity, and belonging. The authors Cath, Simmone, and Fiona were kind enough to answer some questions for us!



Q&A with Michael Pryor
Posted to Author Interviews by Tonile Wortley on 22/08/2017
Michael Pryor is one of Australia's premier science-fiction and fantasy authors, so when he offered to answer some of our questions to support our Books For Kids campaign we were thrilled to have him on board!



The Middle Years: Keeping Kids Reading by Danielle Binks
Posted to Author Interviews by Tonile Wortley on 14/08/2017
Danielle Binks is an editor, book blogger, literary agent, and youth literature advocate. In support of our Books for Kids Campaign, she shares her top tips to keep middle-grade children reading.



Q&A with Tess Masters
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 06/02/2017
To celebrate the release of the third book from Tess Masters, The Perfect Blend, we asked Tess a few questions about how to put our health first in 2017.



Five minutes with Australia’s best writers: shortlistees in the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 08/11/2016
The 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards are being announced later today and we spoke to three of the shortlisted authors about their writing habits. 



Guest post from Harmony Jones
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 07/09/2016
If there's one thing we love almost as much as books it's music, so naturally we also love books about music. The Right Track by Harmoy Jones perfectly blends a coming of age tale with some sweet, sweet tunes, and we love this book so much that we're giving you the chance to win a copy along with a $50 iTunes gift card! 



Guest post from Jack Delosa
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 18/08/2016
Jack Delosa, author of Unwritten - Reinvent Tomorrow, took some time out of his busy schedule to write a guest post for our blog about one of the most important women in publishing: the one and only J.K. Rowling!



#LoveOzYA Day 13: Q&A with Trinity Doyle
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 15/08/2016
We’re sad to say that today is the last official day of our #LoveOzYA promotion. Today we have a Q&A from Trinity Doyle, whose debut novel Pieces of Sky is of course part of the 2 for $30 promo!



#LoveOzYA Day 12: Q&A with the authors of Zeroes
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 12/08/2016
Collected here for the very first time are the answers of Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld to some of the most pressing questions of our time, including what their favourite book growing up was and which three fictional characters they’d like to invite to dinner.



#LoveOzYA Day 11: Q&A with Garth Nix
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 11/08/2016
Book five in the Old Kingdom series, Goldenhand, is out in October, so until you have that in your hot little hands let’s learn some more about Mr Garth Nix.



#LoveOzYA Day 10: Q&A with Will Kostakis
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 10/08/2016
Never was there a funnier #LoveOzYA author to follow on Twitter than Will Kostakis! He has not one but two books in our #LoveOzYA promotion this month, and he’s kindly answered our Q&A for us.



#LoveOzYA Day 9: Q&A with Emily Gale
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 09/08/2016
We’re so excited today to bring to you, our dear readers, a Q&A from Emily Gale.



#LoveOzYA Day 8: Q&A with Randa Abdel-Fattah
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 08/08/2016
Today we have a Q&A from Randa Abdel-Fattah. Her latest book When Michael Met Mina was inspired by Randa’s PhD fieldwork examining issues of race in Australia.



#LoveOzYA Day 7: Q&A with Ellie Marney
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 05/08/2016
Ellie is a true champion of Australian stories and we couldn’t think of a better person to end our week of Q&As with.



#LoveOzYA Day 6: Q&A with Megan Jacobson
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 04/08/2016
Today we have a Q&A from Megan Jacobson, whose debut novel Yellow is one of our favourite YA novels of 2016 so far.



#LoveOzYA Day 5: Q&A with Fleur Ferris
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 03/08/2016
We hope you’re enjoying reading our daily #LoveOzYA posts as much as we’re enjoying posting them. It’s quite a treat to be able to learn more about some of our favourite authors. Today we’re excited to be posting a Q&A from Fleur Ferris, and both of her books are included in the promo!



#LoveOzYA Day 4: Q&A with Ambelin Kwaymullina
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 02/08/2016
Today we’re incredibly excited to have a Q&A from a #LoveOzYA committee member, Ambelin Kwaymullina. 



#LoveOzYA Day 3: Q&A with Melissa Keil
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 01/08/2016
Our Q&A today comes from an author who has written not one but two truly excellent standalone #LoveOzYA novels, Melissa Keil.



#LoveOzYA Day 2: Q&A with Rebekah Turner
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 29/07/2016
This month we’re all about promoting local content to local readers, and you can’t get much more local than Rebekah Turner. 



#LoveOzYA Day 1: Q&A with Lili Wilkinson
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 28/07/2016
Every week day during the #LoveOzYA promotion we will be bringing you exclusive content from authors whose books are included in the promotion, and we couldn't think of a better place to start than with the author of our YA Book of the Month, Lili Wilkinson. 



Guest post from Philippa Gregory
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 27/07/2016
Best-selling historical novelist Philippa Gregory took some time out of her busy schedule to tell us a bit more about her latest book Three Sisters, Three Queens



Q&A with Hugh Mackay
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 29/06/2016
Hugh Mackay, social researcher and author of seventeen books (including six novels), is back with a brand new book, Beyond Belief.

Read on to learn more about one of Australia's most respected authors.



A treat from the authors of Green Kitchen Smoothies
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 07/06/2016
Winter might just be the perfect time of year to curl up with a decadent dessert, and David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, authors of Green Kitchen Smoothies, are here to show you a healthy way to indulge in a delicious chocolate snack.



Q&A with Dr Jason Fung
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 07/06/2016
In his highly readable and provocative book The Obesity Code, Dr Jason Fung sets out a ground-breaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. We wanted to get to know Dr Fung a little bit better, and he kindly answered some questions for us.



Q&A with Sarah Knight
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 03/06/2016
While millions of people have been inspired by Marie Kondo's KonMari method, Sarah Knight was inspired by Marie in a completely different way. 

Sarah, the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, answered some of our questions about how she came to write 2016's greatest homage. 



Guest post from Tania Ingram
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 20/04/2016
We asked Tania Ingram, author of the Jinny and Cooper series, to tell us more about how her books were written and what her journey to publication was like, and she kindly wrote us a guest blog post. 

Read on to find out more about Tania and her series. 



Q&A with Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 24/02/2016
At 21, Yassmin Abdel-Magied found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig. She was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. Yassmin is frank, fearless, funny, articulate, and inspirational, and she was kind enough to answer our questions so we could get to know her a little better.



Guest post from Ailsa Wild
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 03/02/2016
We love Ailsa Wild, author of the Squishy Taylor books, and we wanted to know how Squishy Taylor came to be the cheeky and mischievous character that she is. 

Read on for a special guest post from Ailsa. 



Guest post from Justin Coulson
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 22/01/2016
With a PhD in psychology and six children, Justin Coulson is undoubtedly a parenting expert. In his latest book, 21 Days to a Happier Family, he gives practical advice to help make families happier. 

He's written a post for Bookmarked covering his top ten parenting tips. What are they? Read on to find out!



Guest post from Lauren James
Posted to Author Interviews by Dymocks Digital Team on 10/11/2015
Lauren James’s debut novel, The Next Together, is best described as a YA reincarnation romance, and if that doesn’t pique your interested then we don’t know what will!
 
Lauren wrote a guest post for us to answer our questions about her choice of format for her novel. Read on to find out more!



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