Interview: Rebecca Bowyer

Rebecca Bowyer is a Melbourne copywriter, content writer, blogger, book & theatre reviewer and historian. She’s currently working on her first novel, set in a future when children are parented by professional Maters and Paters. This interview is part of our series investigating where creative people draw their inspiration from.   TRM: What were your favourite texts growing up?  RB: I’ve always loved Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn chronicles and read everything by John Marsden that I could get my hands on, especially Tomorrow, When The War Began. Their characters felt real – I could easily imagine myself into the story –…

Interview: Sarah Cannata

Sarah Cannata is a professional writer, journalist and best-selling author. She specialises in working with women running their own small to medium businesses. 2016 is going to be a massive year for Sarah who is launching a digital magazine called This Woman Can and releasing her first picture book. This Woman Can is a digital magazine for those looking to delve deeper into the important issues in life. Meanwhile, the Willow Willpower series is for kids aged between 4 to 7 years old and is all about sending positive messages to kids who dare to dream. It will be available…

Interview: Jay Crisp Crow

Jay is an award-winning copywriter, editor and author who excels at ‘getting under the hood’ of her clients. She weaves her storytelling around a business message and helps clients create compelling content. Jay has a background in Creative Writing and Musical Theatre and raises a tribe of small humans and critters in the hills of Perth. She’s married to the best husband/roadie on Earth and can tap dance like a demon. There’s a book in her, hidden, waiting for the day. What follows is an interview with her about her influences.   TRM: What were your favourite texts growing up? What do you…

Interview: Jenn J McLeod

Moving to the country over a decade ago to escape the hectic world of corporate communications was like coming home for bestselling Australian novelist, Jenn J McLeod. These days she lives the gypsy life, on the road fulltime and writing heart-warming tales of the Australian country that weave intricate tapestries of friendship, family and love, contemporary human issues and small-town life. Here is an interview with her on her creative influences.   TRM: What were your favourite texts growing up? JJMc: I wasn’t exposed to books as a child. My parents’ idea of keeping me entertained while waiting in the…

Interview: Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson B.A., M.Div., D.Min. is a Life Coach, artist and writer of over 40 years.  He is in the fourth year of a 33 year plan to live to 100+.  His new book The Resurrection of Romance: How to create and sustain a world class romantic relationship that lasts a lifetime is available on Kindle books. Here is an interview with him on his creative influences. TRM: What were your favourite texts growing up? MA: My favourite texts growing up were a combination of biographies and spiritually related books.  I loved reading about heroes of early America like Kit Carson, Davy Crockett,…

We are stardust before we are divided

  Stefan Klein, the acclaimed writer behind The Science of Happiness and The Secret Pulse of Time, is on a mission to connect laypeople with the diverse and often misunderstood realm of science. With his latest book, We Are All Stardust, Klein sits down with some of the world’s most prominent scientists and poses the questions that us laypeople feel too intimidated to ask. The result is a collection of casual conversations with people who, at first, seem so extraordinary that we will never understand them. Yet, Klein brings them back to Earth, and we learn that they are just…