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Want to create fictional worlds built on romantic fantasy? Start here.

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, MISS HAZEL AND THE ROSA PARKS LEAGUE is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head.

And other odd things people say to John Flanagan.

THE PAINTED SKY is is a captivating rural novel, brimming with romance, mystery and suspense. 

Did you enjoy ARKIE'S PILGRIMAGE TO THE NEXT BIG THING? Share this book with your book club using these reading group questions.

If you’re a fan of forensic thriller writers like Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell, or enjoy TV shows such as Bones and CSI, try Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series.

Dec 15

Lorette Hill's Winery Guide for WA

by Loretta Hill on 15 December 2014

Ever wanted to visit the wineries in Margaret River but aren’t sure where to begin? Look no further. Author Loretta Hill offers an insider’s guide to the wineries and the characters of her new book THE MAXWELL SISTERS, three girls raised on a winery in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region.

One of the perks of working in publishing is getting to read a lot of books. And we mean a lot! We’d like to recommend the following 10 books to you, our readers, as the books that kept us up all night. They are our very own hand-picked must-reads of the year that was, 2014.

There are many great Australian crime fiction writers around but here are just a few of our favourites we recommend checking out these holidays.

Last night, Richard Flanagan was named joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction for his exceptional novel THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH. Upon accepting the award, Richard announced that he would donating his prize money to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, saying: