Word of Mouth TV caught up with Holly Ringland on her whirlwind tour of Australia. Her novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, was one of the debut sensations of the year. Holly talks with us about the language of flowers and what it feels like to have your writing dreams come true. She also offers a great cookbook recommendation for all our vegan fans (we know there are a few).
Word of Mouth TV had such a great time interviewing authors at Writing NSW's Kids & Young Adult Festival. The events were packed but we still managed to persuade authors Jaclyn Moriarty, Garth Nix and Belinda Murrell to spare some time to talk about their latest books and share their book and food tips. Everyone else must have had a great time too, because the event trended fourth on Twitter for the day, no mean feat.
The Lace WeaverThanks to publisher Simon & Schuster, Word of Mouth TV has two more book packs to give away this week to celebrate our first debut author, Lauren Chater. And they are bumper giveaways. Each contains the most books of any giveaway to date (so exciting!) All you need to do to enter is SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel, or our website, and complete the drill. Click through for details!
Wow! What a fabulous few days we’ve had at the Sydney Writers Festival. The Carriageworks is a great venue – plenty of space, groovy eateries and bars, and wonderful lounges to relax after author sessions. And what a fabulous line-up of authors. It has a great central hub that makes it easy for people to mingle and meet, and watch the authors zooming through to their next appearance.
Anne and Graeme's hot tipsWord of Mouth is about authors sharing their recommendations on the best books they've read lately, and their favourite cookbooks. First up, are Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion. First up are author couple Anne Buist and Graeme Simsion. We cooked the main meal for their episode out of this cookbook, and they were right: it was delicious.
Two Steps Forward giveawayWe have TWO fantastic piles of books to give away this fortnight, thanks to Text Publishing and your Word of Mouth TV team. Each pack will include a copy of Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist’s latest novel Two Steps Forward, each of which will be signed by the authors and the hosts of Word of Mouth TV. Click this excerpt to find out how to enter.
Author Q&AAnne Buist and Graeme Simsion are the wife-and-husband writing team behind the charming romantic comedy Two Steps Forward; and are the first authors to be featured on Word of Mouth TV. They answer our questions about their latest book, give us the inside running on their next projects, and reveal their deepest foodie secrets.
Welcome ladies to Word of Mouth TV. We say “ladies” because statistics tell us that the vast majority of bibliophiles are women. Women buy more books than men, attend more book clubs, use libraries more often, write more than men, and attend more creative writing courses than men. Heaps more! Having said that, we expect that the literary banquet we serve this year will feed the souls of both sexes.