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Ken Piesse in Conversation

Ken Piesse is nuts about cricket.

‘Cricket is the most important thing in my life, other than my family,’ he says matter-of-factly. ‘I wanted to be a cricketer— or as good a cricketer as I could be— but it’s really an elite club. 1,203 more words

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Erin Riley in Conversation

Receiving death threats is par for the course in the life of a female sports journalist. So says Erin Riley, whose greatest passion is writing about Aussie Rules football. 1,538 more words

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Dual Authorship in Action

Julia Maurus discovers how co-biographers Julie and Marcus McSorley wrote the story of the strangest item ever posted.

John McSorley and Reg Spiers met as young athletes competing in the 1962 Commonwealth Games. 1,072 more words

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Q & A with Bonnie Daly, Taken from the Book Launch of Surviving Gretchen on 12/03/2016

Tell us a little about yourself and your book?

Well, I live in New London, Connecticut with my husband Tim and our son Cameron where we have a menagerie of very, very spoiled pets including a couple of collies, two birds, a bunny, a cat, and an aquarium full of fish which the cat thinks is The Fish Channel. 2,626 more words

A Recipe for Success

Julia Maurus highlights the food crimes and accidental recipes in Jeremy Dixon’s series of healthy cookbooks.

Jeremy Dixon opened Revive Café in Auckland in 2005 with the aim of serving nourishing meals to local residents and inner-city workers. 998 more words

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A Biographic Jigsaw Puzzle

Biographer Colleen Ryan Clur tells Julia Maurus how she nursed herself through the process of writing about one of Australia’s most important nurses.

Colleen Ryan Clur was looking for a writing project (aside from her day-to-day public relations work, ‘which is not creatively satisfying’) when she met Isobel Mary ‘Pixie’ Annat MBE OAM at St Andrew’s Memorial Hospital in Brisbane. 1,306 more words

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Every Drop Counts

Amy Vickers takes Julia Maurus through the journey that led her to write the United States’ water efficiency bible.

‘I always felt a strong affinity for water,’ Amy Vickers says of her decision to build a career in water planning. 1,291 more words

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