Hi, I’m Jodi. I write women’s contemporary fiction, and I’m currently working on my first novel. By day, I’m a proofreader, because I just can’t get enough of words! Here on my blog I share my journey towards publication, writing tips and advice, and also book reviews. Don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions or comments.

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Book Review: The Family Secret

The Family Secret Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia My Rating: 4.5/5 I wasn't expecting to enjoy The Family Secret as much as I did. Although I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, I must admit I did. And the cover...

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Author Interview: Natasha Lester

This week I have something very special for you. An interview with the amazing Australian author Natasha Lester. Natasha is fast becoming one of Australia's favourite historical fiction novelists, a fact that will be all but cemented with the upcoming release of her...

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Traditional Publishing vs Self Publishing

To traditionally publish, or to self-publish, that is the question on every aspiring author's lips. Ten years ago the question would not have been on the radar. But with the technology and resources more readily available, self-publishing is becoming both an...

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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Family Secret

The Family Secret Author: Fiona Palmer Published: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia My Rating: 4.5/5 I wasn't expecting to enjoy The Family Secret as much as I did. Although I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, I must admit I did. And the cover...

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Book Review: Her Mother’s Secret

Her Mother's Secret Author: Natasha Lester Published: 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia My Rating: 5/5 "From England to the Manhattan of the 1920s and 1940's, be swept away by the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society's disapproval."...

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Book Review: Crazy Busy Guilty

  Crazy Busy Guilty Author: Lauren Sams Published: 2017 Publisher: Nero, Swartz Publishing My Rating: 4/5 "There's life Before Baby and life After Baby. Any idiot knows that. I knew that. Except I didn't know what life After Baby would really be like..." Crazy...

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