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Aussie Owned and Read · 2d ago

IT scared me

Welcome to our spooky October month were we are looking at FEAR. Let’s get this out there to start of with. I.Am.A.Wuss. That’s right. I don’t like scary movies. For some reason I can handle...
Aussie Owned and Read · 4d ago

Birthday Terror

October is the month of scary and here at Aussie Owned and Read we’re looking at all things frightening. I’m not looking for singing or anything (🙂) but last week was my birthday. My terrify...
Aussie Owned and Read · 1w ago

Review: Heartshire High by Charlotte Leonetti

Alice in Wonderland goes to a new high school….. Heartshire High is a modern-day retelling of Alice in Wonderland, and debut novel by up-and-coming young author Charlotte Leonetti. Heartshir...
Aussie Owned and Read · 1W ago

Not-so-fictional fear

Since October is traditionally (if you don’t live down under) the month of all things scary, we decided to go with a fear theme. From scary books to personal fears to writing fear–we’ll delv...
Aussie Owned and Read · 2W ago

Halloween Reads for Cowards

October means ghosts, ghouls and all things ghastly for those who enjoy Halloween. So this month on Aussie Owned and Read we thought we’d tackle the frightening and scary in all its differen...
Aussie Owned and Read · 3W ago

Blasting into the Past

Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres, and not just because I enjoy writing it! It has to be one of the most wide ranging and encompassing genres available. From Europe to the Amer...
Aussie Owned and Read · 4W ago

Review: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets. Ca...
Aussie Owned and Read · 4W ago

Exploring genre: Suspense

I write in a lot of genres, and while suspense isn’t one of them (yet!) I absolutely love to read it.  So what do I think makes a good suspense read? Here are my top three tips: Having a fab...
Aussie Owned and Read · 1M ago

So You Think You’re Funny? 3 Ways to Add Humour to Your Writing

September is all about exploring genre on Aussie Owned and Read, so I stuck my hand up to look at humour.
Aussie Owned and Read · 1M ago

In the here and now: Contemporary

This month on Aussie Owned and Read, we’re talking about different genres and what makes them awesome. Today I’m talking about contemporary, or books set here and now. Something I particular...