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Welcome to the Australian Book Lovers podcast! Our mission is to bring fabulous Australian and Indigenous literature that spans a whole range of genres to book lovers around the globe, as well as fantastic resources and information for passionate authors looking to write their next bestseller. Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more!
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Author B.G. Hilton

Author B.G. Hilton

2021-11-2801:31:21

With just days away from the start of the festive season what better way to usher in Summer and all of its magic than a super fun interview with author B.G. Hilton? Join hosts Veronica and Darren for episode 38 where we discuss the unintended creepiness of the old television show "In Search Of", LSD laced shots of Absinthe jello, the power of memory and our relationship with reality, and we chat with B.G. Hilton who reveals the wonders of all things steampunk...Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Join hosts Veronica and Darren for another fabulously fun Industry Special featuring a wonderful interview with the outstanding Jessica Alice from Writers SA! Oh, and maybe just a teeny bit of trivia too...Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Author Anna Whateley

Author Anna Whateley

2021-11-1402:00:10

Spring may be playing hide and seek but episode 36 is here ready to bring the warmth and sunshine thanks to fabulous guest Dr. Anna Whateley... Join hosts Veronica and Darren for discussions about empathy, own voices and the groovy meanings behind a certain number. Plus book and industry news, and an astronomically awesome interview with young adult author/podcaster/YouTuber/gamer/teacher Anna!Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Author M.K. Nadall

Author M.K. Nadall

2021-11-1202:01:05

Sentient plants, life forms that don't belong and the ecological philosophical aspects of the human race... join hosts Veronica and Darren for a brand new adventure in the celebration of Australian authors and their incredible stories! In episode 35 we have a jaw dropping interview with author M. K. Nadall, a whole heap of book previews, industry and book loving news, and discussions around what we value our own existence as. And it's fun!!!!To learn more, visit www.australianbooklovers.com 
Author Hayley Walsh

Author Hayley Walsh

2021-10-2301:27:00

Hit play and join hosts Veronica and Darren for Episode 34 to discover the need for giggle dealers, chickens that run funny, the importance of laughter and the power of literature to bring a smile to your soul! There's an absolutely wonderful author interview with the always inspiring Hayley Walsh, industry news, books to add to your library and an exclusive reading by Hayley from one of her great titles!Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Episode 33 has arrived and this industry special has been made spectacular by the wonderful Lori-Jay Ellis from QLD Writers Centre and our amazing guest host, author Kevin Klehr! So join in the fun and discover the history, the magic and the inspiration to be found at the beacon of literature beneath the tropical sun...
Author Nicole Kelly

Author Nicole Kelly

2021-10-0102:04:14

After double episodes of awesome author reads we are so excited to bring episode 32 to life with the astronomically amazing Nicole Kelly! Join hosts Veronica and Darren for discussions about the temperature of socks, why we love all things criminal and dangerous, previews of the latest book listings on the website and a whole lot more! Not only that, but this jam packed episode concludes with a wonderful and exclusive reading from Nicole so hit play and ignite your imagination...Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more. 
In celebration of Australia Reads we present part two of our author audio extravaganza! Hit play and be swept away by stunning array of author readings ready to inspire the deepest imaginations of your soul...In order of presentation, in this episode we have Lament (Nicole Kelly), War Child (Annette Janic & Catherine McCullagh), Emoto's Promise (Shel Calopa), Golgotha (Phil Hore), The Impossible History of Trotsky's Sister (Maree Roberts), White Fire (Laurie Bell), War Child (Second Reading), The Rain Never Came (Lachlan Walter), Daughter of Darkness (Christine Gardner), Operation Sugarplum (Emily Wrayburn), Being Lucy (Dale Lorna Jacobsen), The Last Of The Apple Blossoms (Mary-Lou Stephens), Greenhaelen (Lyn Webster), Antipodes (T.S. Simons) and Breathing While Drowning (Veronica Strachan).Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
To celebrate Australia Reads and the Australian Reading Hour, we've put together an audio extravaganza of truly spectacular Aussie authors reading from one of their amazing stories! So tune up the ears and ready the imagination for the following wonderful audio treasures - The Good, The Bad and the Undecided (Laurie Bell), Making March (Hayley Walsh), Gloam (Averil Drummond), The Brotherhood of the Dragon (Phil Hore), How to Survive Your Magical Family (Clare Rhoden), Life In The Past Lane (Michael O'Brien), Secrets and Showgirls (Catherine McCullagh), The Decisions They Made (Maria P. Frino), Ochre Dragon (V. E. Patton), We Call It Monster (Lachlan Walter), Horror (Phil Hore), The Midnight Man (Kevin Klehr), One Summer In Santorini (Sandy Barker), Jilda's Ark (Verity Croker), Will You Keep Me Tomorrow (Steven Irwin Fine) and Return of the Yggdrasil (Mark Lleonart).Visit australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Author Lindsay Owen

Author Lindsay Owen

2021-09-0301:20:47

Episode 29 is here! Join hosts Veronica and Darren for a special children's edition featuring spotlights on wonderfully fun picture books, discussions about animals in the clouds, thongs, the musical rhythm that can be found in prose, and a heart warming interview with picture book author and artist Lindsay Owen. Oh, and this episode includes an extra special tagline...Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more!
Author Tabitha Bird

Author Tabitha Bird

2021-08-2401:33:47

Perhaps against all odds episode 28 is here, but that's for the next episode!Join hosts Veronica and Darren for a truly special edition that features Japanese wind phones, exotic chicken birds, the birth of new magic realism in a beautiful Queensland town and an insight into inspirational items from forgotten dreams...If that's not enough, we are so very proud to bring to book lovers around the world a super special interview with acclaimed author with a smile worthy of an Olympic gold medal none other than Tabitha Bird. Are you ready to be inspired?To learn more visit www.australianbooklovers.com
Welcome to our latest Industry Special edition of the Australian Book Lovers podcast! For this episode 27 hosts Veronica and Darren are extremely honoured and grateful for the opportunity to chat with CEO of the Australian Society of Authors Olivia Lanchester, and for all of our writing listeners out there we can promise that you're going to absolutely love what she has to reveal about helping to make you the best author you can possible be!From topics such as contract negotiations, book distribution for self funded authors, the definitive word on copyright, fantastic tools that ASA have to turn your hobby into a business and a whole lot more, Olivia was very gracious with her time and knowledge and I'm sure you'll agree that the knowledge she brings to this interview is absolutely priceless...Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Author Jack Kregas

Author Jack Kregas

2021-07-2502:20:01

It's time for a rollicking adventure with a jam packed episode 26! Join hosts Veronica and Darren as they discuss beanbags based on waterbeds, the alluring atmosphere of people gambling huge stakes at casinos, the magic that comes from grabbing life by the horns and jumping into new experiences, and the beautiful nature of sharks... And, best of all, we have an electric and adventure filled interview with prolific author Jack Kregas! His escapades around the world will definitely ignite your imagination...To learn more, visit www.australianbooklovers.com
Author Averil Drummond

Author Averil Drummond

2021-07-2501:14:06

Could one of our hosts be scabulous? Join Veronica and Darren for episode 25 where the conversation explores the importance of made up words, what it means to be connected with nature, the powerful medium of Cli-Fi and the future of the human race... but best of all, we have a wonderful and revealing interview with author Averil Drummond who gives us a peek inside the reasons for writing the amazing Gloam!To learn more, visit www.australianbooklovers.com
Author Alan Baxter

Author Alan Baxter

2021-07-2101:54:35

It's time to delve into the shadows and join hosts Veronica and Darren as they discuss the psychology and neurological reward system of horror, lamingtons and the symbolism of jam, the importance of discipline and moving your body and all things reading and writing...It's episode 24 and we are so very honoured to present a spine tingling, yet amazingly motivational interview with none other than one of the greatest horror writers in Australia - Alan Baxter!!! Alan was gracious enough to reveal so many insights into what it takes to be a successful author whilst inviting his avid fans into his story process and approach to all things terror.... How lucky is ABL?To learn more visit www.australianbooklovers.com
Hosts Veronica and Darren are proud to present our first academic based industry special! In this episode we were delighted to speak with the warm and wonderful Dr. Annika Herb from the University of Newcastle, who not only so passionately shared her current exploration of the readers experience of queer representations in young adult literature, but also delved into the importance of "own voices" in story telling, the power of readership and its ability to shape the future of publishing, and the disruption of post apocalyptic fiction! And that's just the tip of the iceberg...To learn more, visit www.australianbooklovers.com.
Author Lynne Lumsden Green

Author Lynne Lumsden Green

2021-07-0901:44:18

Hosts Veronica and Darren are back with another jam packed episode! Join us as we discuss ducks and basketball shirts (yes, we somehow managed to find a connection!), the wonderful books we enjoyed growing up, book spotlights and industry news, and Veronica has a super awesome chat with author Lynne Lumsden Green who's beautiful voice and stories about farms and passionate young readers will have you smiling for the rest of the day...Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more.
Author Maria Frino

Author Maria Frino

2021-07-0102:09:08

Episode twenty one is here which means the Australian Book Lovers podcast is all grown up! Join hosts Veronica and Darren for a jam packed episode featuring book spotlights, industry news, thought experiments on whether a global, unified language would enhance our species as well as discussions around colour television, buying lollies at the corner shop and a whole lot more! Not only that, but there's a super fantastic interview with author Maria Frino who shares with us beautiful insights into her writing and tells us all about her brand new release Two Men In A Shed...To learn more visit www.australianbooklovers.com
Author Kim Kelly

Author Kim Kelly

2021-06-2101:48:18

Episode 20 is here! Join hosts Veronica and Darren for industry and book news, discussions about the beautiful importance of themes in art and literature, a small dive into the Voynich manuscript and a brief chat about a failed hot water bottle/winter jacket hybrid concept... but more importantly, there's a truly wonderful interview with renowned author Kim Kelly, who was also gracious enough to perform a reading from one of her books!To learn more, visit www.australianbooklovers.com 
Author E.J. Dawson

Author E.J. Dawson

2021-06-1702:51:17

Episode 19 is here and it's huge... Join hosts Veronica and Darren for an absolutely jam packed show including industry and book news, discussions about space operas and how historical definitions don't always hold water. We have an electrifying interview with the amazing E.J. Dawson and an exclusive world premier sneak preview chapter reading from a coming soon blockbuster,  Behind the Veil, a gothic noir set in 1920s Los Angeles at the rise of occultism.Visit www.australianbooklovers.com to learn more!
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