On the Web

‘On the Web’ is where The Australian Literature Review links to useful resources on the internet.

Literary Craft

Working Together to Create Books on Sue Whiting’s website

Get a Grip, Cooper Jones

The Business of Writing on Sara Douglass’s website

The Infinity Gate

Suspense on Katherine Howell’s website

Cold Justice

Belinda Alexandra – Guest Blog on Fleur McDonald’s website

Silver Wattle

Writing the Black Magician Trilogy on Trudi Canavan’s website

The Magicians' Guild: The Black Magician Trilogy Book 1

Body Language on JJ Cooper’s website

The Interrogator

Characterisation Through View Point, Revealed Through Action on Ripping Ozzie Reads

King Rolen's Kin: The Uncrowned King

Fiona McIntosh – Thoughts on Writing on Fiona McIntosh’s website

Tyrant's Blood

Karen Miller – The Writing/Acting Connection on Orbit’s website

The Prodigal Mage (Fisherman's Children)

Tara Moss – videos about researching and the writing process for her novel Siren on Booktopia


JJ Cooper – First Chapters on JJ Cooper’s website

The Interrogator

Bronwyn Parry – Writing Romance: What it is, and isn’t about on Bronwyn Parry’s website

Dark Country: Where a Killer Lurks in the Shadows

Sandy Fussel – video about history and learning via her Samurai Kids books on YouTube

White Crane (Samurai Kids)

Fiona Palmer on Fleur McDonald’s site

The Family Farm

Literary Interviews

Bestselling Authors (Bryce Courtenay, Matthew Reilly, Di Morrissey and Lee Child (UK)) on The Second Tuesday Bookclub

Keri Arthur on Shapeshifter Romance

Moon Sworn

Bryce Courtenay on Pages Et Cetera

The Power of One

Fiona McIntosh on Radio Adelaide Breakfast

Fields of Gold

Literary Reviews

Canterbury 2100 – Pilgrimages in a new world: edited by Dirk Flinthart on Australian Specfic In Focus (ASIF)

Canterbury 2100: Pilgrimages in a New World

When Courage Came to Call: LM Fuge on Literary Life

When Courage Came to Call

Rebecca James: Beautiful Malice on Booktopia

Beautiful Malice

Nicole Murphy: Secret Ones on Read in a Single Sitting

Secret Ones (Dream of Asarlai)

Tony Park reviews on Tony Park’s website

African Sky

Matthew Reilly: Seven Ancient Wonders on Aussie Reviews

Seven Ancient Wonders

Novel Chapters/Excerpts

Keri Arthur, With Friends Like These – Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

The Power of One Bryce Courtenay, The Power of Oneextract from Chapter 1.

The Story of Danny Dunn Bryce Courtenay, The Story of Danny Dunn – Chapter 1.

Beneath Hill 60: The Australian Miners' Secret Warfare Beneath the Trenches of the Western Front Will Davies, Beneath Hill 60 – Chapter 1

State of Emergency Sam Fisher, State of Emergencyexcerpt.

When Courage Came to Call L.M. Fuge, When Courage Came to Call – Chapter 1.

Beautiful Malice Rebecca James, Beautiful Malice – Chapter 1.

Death Most Definite Trent Jamieson, Death Most Definiteexcerpt.

Blue Skies Fleur McDonald, Blue Skies – Chapter 1.

Bye Bye Baby Fiona McIntosh, Bye Bye Baby – Chapter 1.

The Family Farm Fiona Palmer, The Family Farm – Chapter 1.

Silent Predator Tony Park, Silent Predator – Chapter 1

Power And Majesty Tansy Rayner Roberts, Power and Majesty – Chapters 1-4.

Bleed for Me Michael Robotham, Bleed For Me – Chapter 1.

Shatter Michael Robotham, Shatter – Chapter 1.

The Cattleman's Daughter Rachael Treasure, The Cattleman’s Daughter – Chapter 1.

The Fortunes of Ruby White Lia Weston, The Fortunes of Ruby White – Chapters 1-2.

Short Fiction

Jack Heath




The Lab (Six of Hearts)

Tracey O’Hara

Dante Rising: The Birth of a Venator

Night's Cold Kiss: A Dark Brethren Novel


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