A few last minute changes

In the past few months some of our wonderful speakers have withdrawn due to personal circumstances. I’m pleased to say that their replacements are just as talented. Take a look: Bookseller, Scott Whitmont, and author, Catherine T Wilson, will step into the shoes of Melanie Prosser and Lucinda Brant in Connecting with Readers; the post … Read moreA few last minute changes

News flash: New writing residency announced

Here’s your chance to win an exclusive writing residency on Norfolk Island, and to spend your time writing on the property of best-selling author Colleen McCullough. We are delighted to announce the creation of a new residency for writers of historical fiction, named in honour of one of Australasia’s most beloved authors. The HNSA Colleen … Read moreNews flash: New writing residency announced

Giveaway of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

Another giveaway! This month, our sponsor, Allen & Unwin, is offering a 3 book giveaway of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning, a novel in which the unravelling of family secrets leads back to Shanghai in World War II. Subscribe to our HNSA newsletter then comment on this post to enter the draw. Contest ends … Read moreGiveaway of The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

Friday craft and publishing workshops – which one will I choose?

By Christa Ludlow We all want to improve our writing, research and publishing skills, don’t we? I certainly do. So I’m excited about the series of nine – yes, nine – craft workshops at the HNSA conference on Friday 26 October.  But is it possible to have too much of a good thing? I’m facing … Read moreFriday craft and publishing workshops – which one will I choose?

Which panel will you choose? It’s Academic, or Learning from History?

By Catherine T Wilson If I were a rich woman,  Yubby, dibby, dibby, dibby, dibby, dibby, dibby, dum.  All day long I’d write, and write, and write,  If I were a wealthy woman. I wouldn’t have to work hard,  Yubby, dibby, dibby…hey, wait a minute!*  To write properly, of course I’d have to work hard! … Read moreWhich panel will you choose? It’s Academic, or Learning from History?

Which panel will you choose? Crime or research?

You’ll be spoiled for choice with the HNSA Sydney 2019 program. Two parallel streams are running throughout the weekend. Stream 1 is jam packed with authors discussing their inspiration and journeys; the nooks and crannies of history; the psychology of characters, and even a love potion or two.  Stream 2 delves deeper into the craft … Read moreWhich panel will you choose? Crime or research?

Giveaway of Esther by Jennifer North

Here’s a treat for April. Our sponsor, Allen & Unwin, is offering a 3 book giveaway of Esther by Jennifer North, the story of Esther Abraham, a First Fleet convict who became the First Lady of the colony of Sydney. You can read a sample chapter here. Jessica North has been researching Esther’s story for … Read moreGiveaway of Esther by Jennifer North

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